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September Metro Fashion Blogger Column – AW Trend Agenda Continued

Hi all,

Here’s September’s Fashion Blogger column from the Metro.

Autumn Winter 2013 trend agenda continued… Festival season is over people. Electric Picnic has spewed forth its sea of carefully ragged denim, Hunter boots and ubiquitous Ramones T-shirts for another year. It’s time to concentrate on clothes that don’t suit being covered in mud and beer. Last month, I talked about the top three trends for this season; pink coats, high shine loafers and leather pencil skirts.

Happily, this season’s trends don’t stop at three key pieces, so we’re adding more to the A/W’13 trend agenda list. If you’ve read my blog you might know I am into vintage in a big way. This season, rather than create a cringe-worthy pastiche, designers have incorporated the most appealing elements of the ultra-feminine 40’s and 50’s vintage looks; the full skirts, the neutral colours, the elegant, quality tailoring etc. The skirts aren’t floral printed with voluminous netted underskirts, they’re ox blood leather, the leather giving them volume instead. Zara claims dibs on this one (pictured €159). Handbags are classic bowler shapes in buttery claret leather and have two top handles plus a cross-body strap for modern versatility.

I’m jumping on the M&S bandwagon, have you seen those ads? If it’s good enough for Dame Mirren… I love this one (Pictured €99). And the cable knit jumper – happily adorning every fisherman from here to Kenmare – has finally found its feminine side. Hobbs added flowers to its knitting pattern and created this Wheatsheaf cable knit (pictured €130).

These pieces are modern day classics; like the Macintosh of the 30’s, the tuxedo suit of the 20’s or the shift dress of the 60’s. We know where the style originated but we’re adopting it and taking it into our era. This style is ours and the very last thing it is, is vintage.

Whisty Metro Fashion Column Sept 2013


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