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Trend Book Physical Attraction Spring/Summer 2012 trends

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  • PHYSICAL ATTRACTIONSpring Summer 2012

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  • Alice WookeyTrendbook S/S 2012

  • An energetic vibe is often embraced for Spring/Summer but this trend also lends a relaxed and laid-back yet luxurious feel to the spring/summer 2012 season, with movement and optimism being keys words. Performance, lifestyle sports and dancewear take centre stage, in a season that revolves around comfort and simplicity yet also having an element of fierceness and a sense of the physically powerful. The clothing varies from loose fitting, flowing and fluid shapes in fabrics such as jersey and silk to tight fitting, body-con styles in lycra and the return of spandex. With influences all around including the London 2012 Olympics, the remake of the movie Footloose, and 2011s Black Swan, 2012 Spring/Summer will focus heavily on a dance and ex-ercise lifestyle and this will be reflected in the collections. Consumers still have a desire for longevity and eco-friendly designs and this is considered witin the trend, replacing momentary value with key pieces that will last indefinitely.

    PHYSICAL ATTRACTION SPRING/SUMMER

  • CONTENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2012 TRENDS

    - SPORTS LUXE

    - EVOLUTION OF DANCE

    - THE BLUE CRUSH

    - DOWNTOWN URBAN LEISURE

  • SPORTS LUXE

    LUXURIOUS LAYERING

    FITNESS APPARELJERSEY

    LOOSE FITTINGGEOMETRIC CUTOUTS

  • With the Olympic games looming on the horizon of 2012, they cant help but make an impact on the design world, primarily Fashion. We have seen sports luxe drip-drop into the collections for the past fewseasons in small micro trends and accessories, thanks to the likes of Dsquared2, Alexander Wang and Ralph Laurens consistent athletic aesthetic. With Stella McCartney now designing the official uniforms for the UK 2012 Olympic team, along side her much coveted collaboration with Adidas for the 7th year running, Sports Luxe will be a major trend for Spring/Summer 2012.

    Mood and Colour DirectionClever layering and softly draped fabrics in a contrasting colour palette of light to dark grey and navy blue, with flashes of red and yellow tones to create a luxurious and supple feel. The clothing will consist of loose fitting tanks, leotards with revealing geometric cutouts, mesh inserts, micro shorts and flattering jersey layers

  • Accessories Regarding accessories there will be an interest in flat but structural shoes, luxury trainers, soft gym bags and tan leather details.

    DetailsThere will be a focus on exposed seams, lacing detail, straps and fastenings and also on the loose cut of the fabric causing it to drape in a relaxed manner. Straps and asymmetric lines will take center stage whilst the tight fitting and cropped clothing give a feeling of fitness apparel

    Key SilhouettesActive utility is teamed with performance sportswear aesthetics, Mismatched proportional layering is key,Sheer or mesh panel inserts and cut-out details,Athletic shorts and high-waisted beach pants reflect authentic sportswear.Fabrics; Jersey, Lycra, Cotton, Raw Silk

  • EVOLUTION OF DANCE

    FLOATY FABRICS

    TRANSPARENT

    PALE PEACH

    EIGHTIES DANCE CHIC

  • With the 2011 film Black Swan having been a major hit and also the remake of Footloose on the cards, dancewear in Fashion will be a veryinfluential trend in 2012.

    An atmosphere of flowing elegance and graceful movements expresses itself in a dance inspired trend. A mood of glamorous yet relaxed style with a contemporary interpretation of classic ballet chic and a new twist on 80s dancewear. This fluid and feminine look focuses on soft, flowing and delicate shapes in simple, plain yet luxurious fabrics.

    Mood and colour directionA soft and elegant colour palette features powder pinks, peaches and light greys with the occasional flash of dark blue and black. Key items will include softly draped tops and fuelling a lust for all thing ballet, pleated skirts in light floatly fabrics will have a moment. Dancer floor length pleated organza and transparent silk chiffon skirts in soft pastel and blush hues create a feminine spring style. This obvious feminine vibe will be juxtaposed with silver studs and a slight tough 80s look, including high-waisted tight trousers and baggy jersey items. Long skirts, loose playsuits, tight trousers and luxurious knits are key to working this look.

  • Accessories Metallic accessories and luxe leather bags are crucial. Teamed with flat pumps or mid heels, delicate silver and gold jewellery and light embellishments.

    Details A focus on rough edges and unfinished and fraying seams add to the delicate feel, whereas silver studding and metallic splashes toughen the look up.

    Key shapes Clean-cut soft, silhouettes are enhanced with minimal detailing and raw edges Long flowing shapes are key to creating the dancer aesthetic Pleats, ruching and light embellishment add a pretty and sophisticated touch. The flashes of dark blue and black in tight fitting shapes and accessoriestoughen up this look.

    FabricsChiffon, Fraying Silk, Organza, Nylon, Silver & Wool

  • THE BLUE CRUSH

    wetsuit fabric

    SLEEK DRESSES &ELECRTIC BLUES

    RELAXED BEACHED CHIC

  • A wave of slick, sun-soaked looks will wash over 2012 spring/summer. Taking inspiration from the California surfers perfect take on the relaxed beach look, this trend is all about summer colours, short shorts and loose tops contrasted by wet-suit sleekdresses and paneled leggings. Use swirling prints in electric blues and fuchsia pinks to mimic mad waves and Hawaiian florals. Surfing has energy and speed that has a visual impact, using this the trend gives a powerful yet laid back look.

    Mood and Colour Direction An eclectic and summery colour palette of sky blue, mint green and hot magenta pink toned down slightly by light grey and dashes of pale yellow perfectly compliment the relaxed California chic beach vibe.

    Clothing initially designed to be specifically for surfing, such as wetsuits and board-shorts aimed at surfers evolve into a new style for everyday. Key pieces include neoprene leggings and paneled dresses, cut of denim shorts and tight wet look skirts. These surf inspired pieces mixed with

  • AccessoriesRetro inspired cats eyes sunglasses and large butter soft leather handbags feature widely alongside the classic surfer leather and fabric wristbands and chunky, strappy high-heeled sandals.

    DetailsExposed plastic zips and ragged edges to create a scruffy chic appearance. Belts, straps and paneling are also widely used.

    Key shapesRelaxed summer cover-ups are layered up, Tiny shorts and high-waisted beach pants reflect authentic surferwear,Wet look skin tight dresses and skirts, Paneled leggings and cropped tops in neoprene create a look of surfer chic.

    FabricsMan made materials, Rubber, Wetsuit material - neoprene, Lycra, Viscose, Nylon & Wet look Lycra

  • DOWNTOWN URBAN LEISURE

    LOOSE FITTING

    SWEATS

    LUXE TRAINERS

    CHILLED OUT

    NEW YORK VIBE

  • Downtown New York style has a fashion moment in spring/summer 2012, a mood of hot summer sun and cycling round the east village to meet friends. An effortless combination of laid back chic and relaxed clothing, funky printed T-shirts, slim sweatpants and luxurious trainers are key to working this look.Graffiti print and bright blocked colours work with the chilled out downtown vibe, whilst Taking inspiration from the late Stephen sprouse and blogs such as Yimmy Yayo.

    Mood and Colour direction A colour palette of the brightest yellows and the darkest greys combined with flashes of luminous orange, shimmering gold and camouflage green, gives this trend an eclectic and bright but also grungy feel. A mood of long summer days and chilling out in Soho inspires an effortless, casual, sporty and slightly masculine trend.Key piecesinclude loose jersey jumpers, screen printed t-shirts, slim-fit sweat pants teamed with mesh high-heeled sandals, luxe fabric high tops and chunky plastic jewellery.

  • FabricsMesh, Jersey, Silk, Cotton, Super soft denim & Spandex

    Accessories A focus on Aviator sunglasses, novelty handbags, chunky plastic jewellery and bright solid watches. Sporty mesh sandals or feminine designer trainers. Experimentative accessories, usually in bright colours or white. Details; Plastic details and mesh inserts in clothing add an urban touch; exposed seams, lacing and flashes of gold are also worked in.

    Key Silhouettes Boxy cuts provide a play on proportions for outerwearA strong focus on retro-inspired relaxed clothingChilled out loose racer back tank tops and slim fit sweat pants juxtaposed with sky high heels lend a more feminine styleVarsity jackets have a moment teamed with slim pants.Brightly coloured high tops mixed with t-shirt dresses for a laid back sporty look

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