Friday, March 03, 2006

Trends For High Street?

It takes place every season; the international fashion scene that provides so much energy, inspiration and fun. The runway shows clearly set the trends for all retailers, fashion boutiques and up-and-coming designers worldwide. In a plugged-in world you can expect to find most of these trends in a H&M, Cue or Zara store within months. This is not a reflection on designers' lack of ability to produce complex, unique work, but the fascinating proof that style travels fast these days (hand-in-hand with easy and quick travel arrangements, and fast wi-fi broadband connection). After all, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Glancing through the collections, a few designers are instantly brought to mind on this subject. For starters, take Balenciaga. Top designer Nicholas Ghesquière's work has received tremendous reviews over the past years, and is one of these guys we're expecting to walk that extra mile for. Some of you may remember us raving about his latest collection in September last year. This season, Ghesquiere has taken a big step from last season's skinny jackets to short, checked tweed suits with stand away collars. An image tells more than a million words, but if Jackie Kennedy were here today, she'd just as well be walking down that podium wearing Balenciaga (or on a more realistic note; she'd be sat front row).

We know we've talked a bit too long on this post, so we suggest you just sit back and enjoy fashion at its finest moment - still crisp, delicate, and by today's standards, relatively un-seen. 'Coz no doubt you'll find this in a High Street shop near you soon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, I'm Katherine from Argentina Your blog is beautiful.


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Blogger coolchiq said...

Hi Katherine, thanks for that!

10:38 am  
Anonymous Maria Palma said...

I'm in love with Balenciaga's new line. It's so me! :) I was just checking out those futuristic looking heels they came out with and pictured in this month's Vogue... very creative!

~Maria Palma
The Runway Scoop
Beauty is Within

7:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI!!!I am Diana,from Australia..I really liked your blog..You introduced me to fashion designers I have never heard before.THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

8:51 pm  

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