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.
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.
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.
Images courtesy of style.com.