Sunday, 21 February 2010
I was just going through the pictures of the various fashion weeks from around the world on vogue.co.uk (because I can't get close enough to the catwalks in real life) and it seems like A/W 2010 is going to be fairly bleak. The first thing that hit me was that many of the designers would appear to have gone down the 'black is the new black' approach, from Acne at London fashion week through to Cynthia Rowley at New York fashion week. However, although black may be the staple colour at many of the catwalks, the sombre tone has been shot through with bright blues, yellows and reds to give a bit of life to the A/W scene. Red and yellow shoes especially have made it onto the runway at the likes of Alexander Wang, Cynthia Rowley and Holly Fulton. Metallic effects too have appeared on a fair few of the catwalks, along with bright and bold prints (from the floral, to the optic to the symmetrical). So far, my favourite look picked off the catwalk is the deconstructed tailoring of both Marc Jacobs ready-to-wear line and Rag and Bone because it looks classy, but has an edge that also makes it daring.