marc jacobs

Spring 2013 Trend: STRIPES

With the first fashion week coming to an end, we can already make a blueprint of the main trends that have been announced for the next year. The first one, that caught my attention immediately, was the use of stripes. Either horizontal or vertical, mixed with other graphics and prints, present not only on the clothes, but also on the accessories, the stripes have won the first spot in many designers’ collections. Michael Kors, for example, uses the stripes as the main element of his Spring 2013 collection. (pictures via: vogue.com)

See also: J. Crew, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar de la Renta, Acne, Jonathan Saunders

Weekend Notes: Blue & Checked

After Oscar de la Renta released the Resort 2013 collection, I realize the blue checks are getting more and more attention. The print reminds me of something homespun, like a tablecloth or a chair cushion…Something you would find in a traditional French kitchen. (pictures: 1st – Marc Jacobs, Spring 2012; 2nd – No. 21, Spring 2012; 3rd – Oscar de la Renta, Resort 2013, all via vogue.com)