Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Now Trending: Patchwork Perfect

cami vest tops: topshop
sequin t-shirt dress: allsaints
patchwork t-shirt dress: topshop boutique
herringbone jumper: romwe
block slingback heel: preen for aldo
paisley blouse: zara
geo bodycon dress: topshop
trainer: nike
court shoe: emma cook at asos

Beware, this trend is not for the faint-hearted! I'm a huge fan of prints so when this patchwork print trend hit the runway from the likes of Peter Pilotto and Michael Van Der Ham I was delighted. Peter Pilotto's Spring 2013 collection was possibly one of my all-time favourites. I gushed over the rich patterns with bright pops of colour scattered over girly peplums and the intricate use of laser-cutting. I would wear every piece of this collection...if only I could afford half of one!

I've slowly watched this trend trickle from catwalk to highstreet over the past few weeks and the it is sure to be a big one for the upcoming season. Topshop have definitely hit the mark with these cute sheer camis and structured t-shirt dress. I'd probably like to see some brighter pieces enter the collection at some point with slightly more daring shapes. I do think this trend needs a simple silhouette but you can see move away from a basic t-shirt shape to something more diverse. I would love an oversized silk blouse with patchworks of geo and floral patterns in a combination of pastel and fluoro colours to come in at some point but I won't hold my breath! With this trend, I would also recommend keeping hair and make-up pretty simple so the focus can be left on the patchwork patterns. Michael Van Der Ham did feature bright lips on the models wearing his collection which worked quite well but only with certain patterns and shades. I can't wait for more pieces to hit the high street, bank account...brace yourself!

1 comment:

  1. great post, this trend deffo isn't for the print shy. x