I have never really been a big fan of florals on garments but I am taking a liking to winter florals on clothes. It is the muted colour tones and slight more sophistication that is incorporated that I feel makes the outcomes more desirable. I also feel that it looks quite expensive, I hope that florals during the winter seasons will take off further.
I know mirrored motifs and symmetrical patterns have been floating around retailers for a while now but I have developed a sudden interest for kaleidoscope patterns on garments. These are available at high street stores and from the top of my head I’ve seen it in Topshop, River Island, Zara and Warehouse. Going into digital print in my textiles module next semester I am keen to implement a kaleidoscope theme into my work if applicable. Market research and trend forecasting shows that this being used in the fashion industry is still going strong.
Came across this Reiss maxi dress in store and fell in love with the detailing on it. It is part of their limited edition collection and was £395 and now £275. It incorporates a round neck, sleeveless design, covered in devore embroidery of a monochrome colour palette. I particularly like the sheer back detail and the one-sided slit, creating understated detail. It would be a glamorous NYE dress with its embellishment and metallic-tones.
I have looked into the fashion market for laser cut design in order to contrast and compare a varied range of fashion products. It was interesting to see how they expressed current trends at the moment. Being able to see the items I photographed in person was really beneficial to see and feel the materials being used in high street and high end retailers. Comparing material qualities and retail prices was really interesting to see how the design reflects its RRP.