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Trend Alert: 1920’s reign supreme

There is nothing like a major motion picture to spark off a solid catwalk trend.  I do believe this may be one of the first seasons in a long while where there’s not been any reference to Alice in Wonderland (thank goodness).  So I have not been overly surprised seeing the shimmering 1920’s influence hit the catwalk running. 

Already emerging as a key player for SS12, the likes of Alberta Ferretti, Caroline Charles (as my noted colleague Sophie Caldecott has already pointed out) Mark Fast and Spijkers en Spijkers, all got in to the swing of things at London and Milan Fashion Weeks.

Alberta Ferretti SS12 Great Gatsby September Milan 2011 fashion week

It is no secret that Baz Luhrmann’s epic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ would have no doubt triggered this trend in to place, and no doubt will trickle through in to the next few seasons as well.  The decadence and the romanticism of the 1920’s make it a powerful aphrodisiac for inspiration, and it is already clear so many designers have slipped in to bed with it for SS12.

Mark Fast SS12 Great Gatsby London fashion week LFW September 2011 Mark Fast spring summer 2012 Mark Fast London Fashion Week SS12 Mark Fast LFW SS12 Mark Fast 1920's influence Mark Fast 1920s style Mark Fast flapper dress

With Paris Fashion week the last stop in the calendar, let’s see how many times we can play i-spy Gatsby in the coming week.

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3 comments on “Trend Alert: 1920’s reign supreme

  1. blondekatie
    September 30, 2011

    I’m amazed at just how many designers went with the 20’s for spring. It’s a conspiracy!!

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