Saturday, February 21, 2015

All Eyes On You.

Spring/Summer 2015

Trend Prediction

When you walk down a busy people notice you? Or do you think you just blend in? Now think of when you actually notice someone. There is something about that specific person that just instantly grabs your attention. Within the year 2015, our society is striving to be noticed through routes of personal customization, "unnatural" pastel hair colors, or by attention grabbing clothes. The trend I will be bringing to the forefront is act of intentionally grabbing random attention from upbeat, bold and bright clothing. 

Of course, lets bring this to Faith Popcorn aka Society's Trend Master Mind!

Faith Popcorns' trend of "Fantasy Adventure" definitely plays a
huge role in why our society is wanting to be noticed. She explains this as "our desire for roads untaken." Because of society being so used to the typical, cookie-cutter clothing and way of life, we are now trying to explore routes we havent ever thought of taking before. To some of society, wearing attention grabbing clothing is not something that they feel confident doing. This trend of being noticed for the bold clothing we are wearing gives our society a satisfying rush.

Faith Popcorn also mentions the trend of "Pleasure Revenge." This thought of pleasure revenge is goes with the point that society has stuck in a "box" for too long. We have been told too many times what we have to wear and how we have to look...and we are so sick of it! So this trend of wanting to be noticed comes BIG into play because it is complete satisfaction for us!

Fashion Forecast

How To Catch The Eye:

1. Bright, bold, colors just screaming at everyone
2. Mix-matching patterns that may be questionable--
3. The Power of the Skirt-- whether it be mini or mid-shin. ROCK IT!

Designer: Au Jour Le Jour S/S 2015

Pattern mixing is something that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE! Au Jour Le Jour is showing how noticeable the trend setter will be with loud graphics and mixing prints. These looks are screaming both confidence and fun with the attitude of "Go ahead and look!" 

 Designer: Manish Arora S/S 2015

Designer: Jean Paul Lespangnard S/S 2015

Both Manisha Arora and Jean Paul Lespangnard are mixing patterns but in a different, yet eye catching way.

 In the first example, my favorite, Arora is grabbing the your eye but with a very feminine twist to it. The large graphic crop top with the feminine floral detailing is very odd yet still flows all together. 

In Lespangnard's piece, the mixing is within the fabric finish. The top and bottom both appear to be tons of glitter. Whether it is or not, the glitter finish doesnt look like it goes together at first, but after the first second or two it really just flows. This is exactly what will catch the eyes of anyone walking past you! 

Designer: Roksanda Ilincic S/S 2015 

Of course, I love the patterns with these pieces and the color mixing, but what really catches my eye is the cut of the pieces in each look.
 The first look is such a busy pattern matched with this large, long dress. Usually when we see a pattern like this, it comes in a mini skirt or maybe shorts, but here Ilincic goes for the whole long hemline and still looks amazing!

I love this second look featured from Ilincic because it is extremely simple yet the extra fabric detail on the top brings dimension to the whole look. It will keep the on-lookers interested and the wear-er the center of attention.


Designer: Moschino S/S 2015

If you know me at all--my selection for favorite will not surprise you in the least. Moschino brings in the mini in a very attractive way but that is not the only reason your eyes are glued. The patterns, bold colors, and the confidence that the trend setter wearing this exudes is going to be EVERYTHING. I am not even sure if I have words for these looks. These are just the epitome of "all eyes on me."

So remember trend setters: attention on you is NEVER a bad thing. Rock the bold colors, loud patterns, mini skirts or long shin length skirts, and honestly whatever else you want! Keep that confidence flowing and your head held high.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Get Your Head in the Game

Spring/Summer 2015


Within the past three years our society has been hooked on this fascination of being fit and dieting. Whether you actually do it yourself, or constantly scroll on your news feed and see random pictures of “friends” half naked posting about their weight loss---the trend of fitness surrounds our everyday lives. For the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015, we will be introduced to apparel that brings us an athletic leisure element…to add to our “healthy meal” Instagram posts:)

Faith Popcorn brings two social trends that help explain this athletic, casual vibe.

The first social trend that applies to our athletic esthetic is referred to as “Being Alive.” Popcorn defines this trend as society having “awareness that good health extends longevity and leads to a new way of life.” Because of this recent fitness social trend, people who normally would not thinking healthy, are doing so now because of fitness being almost such a norm now. Society is realizing that super-sized is not the life they ultimately want to live for forever.

EGOnomics is another factor that relates to the fitness-athletic trend. Fitness is something that everyone can do, but will be affected all differently. This gives a sense of personalization. From personal trainers to personalized diets and exercises, society is working to “be themselves” in a trend that everyone is doing.


Lets be honest---How often do you catch yourself wearing clothes you wear to the gym, in public places like school, the store, or the mall? We do it because it is easy and comfortable. Luckily, a major trend that has been taking over the fashion world is the trend of “sports leisure,” which still allows us to be fashionable but with a twist of a relaxed, athletic vibe.

Sports Casual: Casual Athletic wear with kick of edgy, personalized street style. 

 Designer: Andrew Crews
The athletic vibe is portrayed by the sports bra matched with "boxing" shorts and half-calf socks. This is a more casual look but also adds a personalized androgyny.

 Designer: Andrea Crews
This is honestly one of my favorites. The "sports leisure" is brought to us by the half-calf socks and sandals, along with the backwards hat. The outfit itself almost looks like a team uniform or gym class uniform.

 Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier
Yes this look is alittle more edgy, but screams with a personalization of the 90's. This athletic look is something that could be spotted near a major beach during a surfing competition.

 Designer: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
This casual athletic look plays off of a jumpsuit which already has the hint of leisure. Perfect for the trend setter that is running errands or just wants to be noticed!

 Designer: Moschino
This is another statement piece that draws direct attention to whoever is rocking this. This almost plays as a poncho, which reminds us of a more athletic circumstance.

Designer: Richard Nicoli
The last featured look is the epitome of "sports leisure." The cut of the top is almost resembling of a sports bra that is matched with shorts that almost look like something someone could wear to the gym. I love the matching coat that really bring the outfit all together. This is very fashion forward and phenomenal for the up-to-date trend setter. 

Dressy Sport: Athletic wear that is more relaxed and formal based.

 Designer: Akris
I call this the "Modern-Day Tennis Outfit." I love this look! The slit on the chest of this top resembles more of an athletic expression. This outfit matched with the visor is genius!

 Designer: Public School
This is referred to as the "Tee-Shirt Dress" and brings the Dressy Sport to an extremely simplistic style, which we often see in athletic wear.

Designer: Alexander Wang 
This Dressy Sport ensemble completely reminds me of a high-fashioned wet suit. The blacked-out shoulders matched with the line detailing is so simple yet draws the eye. Because of the fully covered shoulders and longer sleeves, the hemline is higher for the trend setter to show off her nice legs.

Designer: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac  
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac brings such a femininity to the Dressy Sport. This sheer looking, high neckline top paired with a 1960's mini skirt is enough for our modern trend setter to grab attention with a flirty feminine attitude.

Designer: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi  
The oversized sweater brings the classic preppy attitude to the Dressy Sport trend. This look makes a sophisticated, athletic manner to our fashion forward woman,

Designer: Lacoste

Lastly, my personal favorite from Lacoste. I love this look because it is SO completely committed to the sports leisure aspect. The aspect of a manly, football jersey on the top opposite of a short hemline skirt on the bottom is such a crazy contradiction that it actually works and brings such a full understanding to our Dressy Sports trend.

So ladies, I leave you with a challenge. Not an Ab or Squat Challenge, but to challenge yourself to test the trend of "Sports Leisure." Whether you are more Sports Casual or Dressy Sport, find what fits you and rock it! 


**All Photos are property of Faith Popcorn and WGSN**