Interpreting Current “Trends”: Spring 2017 Edition
“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.”
Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada
Trend 1: Texture
Image Credit (L to R): Chanel Spring 18, Marchesa Spring 18, Marchesa Resort 18 & Alexander Wang Spring 18
Now texture can be interpreted in many ways – it’s not just about fabric, it can be embellishment on shoes, 3D handbags or contrasting types of stones and crystals on jewellery. For Spring, it’s important to remember not to stray too far into the “heavy” textures – such as velvet or too much brocade or leather. Sticking to lighter textures like lace, organza and delicate embellishments is a safer bet for Spring FOTF.
A great use of texture can be seen in Queensland state MYER FOTF representative Stacey Galeno’s winning look. Stacey used the most exquisite, delicate Alexander McQueen lace in her dress – complementing it with a similarly delicate jin sin and crinoline turban by Millinery Jill and leather accessories.
Bronx & Banco ‘Sienna’ Lace Ruffle Dress (Available Now at Myer, $360)
I’m tipping Bronx & Banco to be this years’ Self Portrait. Expect to see plenty of these designs trackside at Flemington as they are one of Myer’s newest labels, as sported by The Block’s Elyse Knowles at Caulfield Cup on the weekend. As for this fitted lace dress with high-neck and flared lace sleeves, it ticks all the boxes!
Olga Berg ‘Liana’ Pastel Printed Pod Clutch (Available Now Online or at Myer, $89.95)
This Floral printed faux-leather clutch gives the appearance of texture but has a smooth finish, which is ideal for longevity in a clutch. Their woven (‘Dea’) and embossed pods (‘Lyric’) are also gorgeous!
Martina McGrath Millinery Beaded Turbans (Available via Instagram or The Millinery Pop Up at Queen’s Plaza Brisbane, Price TBC)
What’s better than a super hot and on trend turban? One that’s embellished! Brisbane milliner Martina McGrath has been creating some gorgeous beaded turbans and embellished halos this Spring!
Trend 2: Statement Earrings
Image Credit (L to R): Dolce & Gabbana, Marni & DSquared
Statement earrings are usually oversized. Think chandelier earrings, large resin drops and the use of multiple colours. Remember that while statement earrings are intentionally large to draw attention to itself and the wearer, they should not be overbearing.
The Western Australian state MYER FOTF representative Annabel Davy nailed this recently by offsetting a statement pair of Christie Nicolaides earrings in turquoise and yellow gold against a gorgeous red lace dress.
Aemilia Earrings in Pink & Pearl (Available Now Online, $259)
Image Credit: Christie Nicolaides
I first met Christie in 2010 when she was a Westfield Stylist and FOTF judge in Brisbane. Now her stunning jewellery is worn by celebrities everywhere and even stocked at Myer. This pair of handcrafted, hammered brass earrings are inlaid with agate, crystal, amethyst and pearl. Available in both clip fastening and posts for pierced ears.
Lovisa Floral Earrings (Available Now in store, Price TBC / Approx $34.99)
If you’re looking for a wide range of statement earrings under $40 look no further than Lovisa. They have a small selection online but have stores at most major shopping centres across Australia.
Adorne ‘Miss Morocco’ Jewel Tassel Earring (Available Online and in store now, $34.95)
I only recently discovered Adorne had launched an online store, which was music to my ears considering their huge range of unique accessories. The crystal detailing, tassels & gold accents on these earrings would be great set against a pastel dress.
Trend 3: Red
Image Credit (L to R): Lacoste Spring 17, Erdem Spring 17, Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 17 & Christian Dior Spring 17
Talk about a runway takeover! “Power red” as it was affectionately termed, popped up everywhere this year, particularly during New York and Milan Fashion Weeks. My favourite thing about red is that it somehow gives you a big confidence boost. You can’t be shy in red – it’s just not possible!
Here in Australia red is also one of the hottest colours this Spring, not just across clothing, but also in millinery and accessories.
Mossman ‘Balancing Act’ Dress (Available Now Online or at Myer, $189.95)
In a striking scarlett tone, this midi dress showcases a high neckline with ruching detail and cape style sleeves, giving you a truly regal look. A gorgeous statement brooch would work perfectly with this look!
Murley & Co ‘Luna’ Boater (Available Online, $549)
This daffodil adorned boater is guaranteed to turn heads. Murley & Co have plenty more striking read headpieces available online for both purchase and hire.
Guess ‘Binum’ Pumps (Available Now Online or at Myer, $239.95)
I love a classic pointed-toe pump and these bright red babies come complete with eye catching ankle ties with swinging tassels. SO. FUN.
Our next blog will be how to get The Look for Less – stay tuned xoxo