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Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Jacquard, brocade and tapestry

This was something I could not not notice the last time I went to Zara.

The jacquard patterns on some of the pieces of the SS13 collection have something of the arabic carpets (and my Grandma’s tapestry) and I simply loved them. The same happened at COS and looking at Antipodium‘s pieces made with tapestry. Then bocade for Dolce&Gabbana SS13 collection, as well as Marni‘s jaquard, made me think that it may be not only my obsession.

There is something going on with these fabrics: I see good clothes and accessories!

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By Anna D.

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Designer Of The Month – Ashish

After the success of his first LFW in 2004 and after winning the New Generation Award for threet times, Ashish Gupta is currently having a really good success with his label, Ashish.

His SS13 collection is…well…it speaks for itself, this is for sure. ‘I Am Serious’, the slogan on the sweatshirt of the first look out is written in capital letters…all covered by sequins. I like the irony that this designer puts in his collections, and specially in this last one, he offers us a “College style” woman, who seems to wear her boyfriend’s (or best (male)friend) clothes, customized according to her girly taste: she seems to say “I feel really really comfortable with sweatshirts and boyfriend jeans, but this style lacks of that something…sparkle”. And here we see a lot of twinkle!

She is engagingly sloppy, she is appealing, almost charming. See-through fabrics on top of oversize shirts, split trousers, denim and sequins…this duality, this girl that acts like a tomboy is exactly what an independent woman should be more often!

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By Anna D.

That’s why we love Marni

What can I say? I just like Marni‘s SS13 collection. Big volumes that are far from being heavy, essential shapes, as the colours, strong geometrical/optical patterns…and then the accessories and details…all together to create a collection that makes me almost…emotional (and I rarely am 🙂 ).

Thumbs up for Marni (that makes me look forward the Spring season more than ever!).

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By Anna D.

Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Cheap Monday

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Have you seen the Cheap Monday‘s SS13 collection? I did…time ago. At that time I was really focused on shoes, which I instantly loved, but a few days ago, during my endless research of “something and everything” I could write about, I had a second look at the fashion show. I guess I was less focused on shoes (which I still deeply love) and more at the general look of every outfit, but I have to say that I really appreciated it!

For the collection, we have focused on anomalies such as the androgynous or genderless, treating these subjects in relation to the frames of duality. We have gone to outer space, returning with UFO and alien inspiration for prints and materials. The alien, artificial, ambiguous, strong, weird and genderless is central for the collection.

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So, I think that Cheap Monday deserves a particular attention. There is also something that reminds me the Clerks‘s 90s style, but with something more stylish. We really need to thanks Cheap Monday for that!

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Any recall?

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By Anna D.

Trends – Great expectations for the warm season 2013

I spent the last few weeks in my coat, walking on the streets of an iced cold London, or glancing at the park outside the window, drinking hot chocolate, covered by blankets. I enjoyed the snow…yes, I did…but I am also beginning to look for the good weather and wondering when I will start to dress up in a more ‘summery’ way.

In the lack of a warm weather, but still with the desire to finally change a bit my dress code, I go around the city, observing what the shops offer for the new season, browsing through the websites, catching new trends, making lists of what I like more.

As you will probably know by now, here at GOOSEBUMPS Mag, as the nerds as we usually are, when we make lists and wishlists, we do it in a proper way. And of course, also in this case I could not resist to the need to make one.

So here is a list of the SS 13 trends that attract me more, while waiting for the Spring to come.

Cannot wait!

1.A LOUD PARTY OF PRINTS

This is a quite exciting way to wear clothes. Stripes with dots, squares, flowers, and other different kind of drawings and patterns, mixed in the same outfit, even in the same single item. I like this style because it is colourful, it is fearless and it gives you the chance to experiment and try different combinations and options. The risk: wearing different pattern all together apparently without any specific rule, but reaching a wonderful final result is the most difficult rule to follow. Try this at home (and outside if it works).

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The Answer From The High Street…

topshop10  topshop19  Topshop

topshop11  topshop9  Topshop

1381045668_2_2_3   7521023504_1_1_3   Zara

2.GEOMETRIC BLACK&WHITE

Mainly defined by lines and squares, only two (non)colours, the perfect couple: black and white. Like an optical effect, the black and white combination is back again even more exciting and interesting. What can I say? We can not live without it!

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The Answer From The High Street…

h&m5   hm   H&M

hm   hm   H&M

topshop4    topshop8   Topshop

2044043070_1_1_3   2055645251_1_1_3   Zara

zara   zara   Zara

3.A SQUARED WOMAN

The attraction of the squares is always powerful, mixed with the right colour combination and shape is a winning choice. Let’s play chess then!

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The Answer From The High Street…

topshop5   topshop15   Topshop

zara   Zara

4.PSYCHEDELIC GARDEN

Like in the Rococo’s Trompe L’Oeil and gardens, this SS season’s prints are a triumph of flowers. Patckworks, applications, patterns, textures…the flower theme is shown as a rich psychedelic garden: bold and bright colours are mixed with a wide range of flowers and plants that in there grow wild.

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The Answer From The High Street…

h&m3      hm   H&M

topshop2   topshop3   Topshop

topshop13   topshop18            Topshop

5.BOYFRIEND(LY)

Baggy-high waisted trousers, boyfriend blazers, oversize masculine jackets, buttoned up shirts, men’s style shorts. This is definitely my favourite trend: menswear for women, mixed with a pair of high heels, a stretch top or a skirt…silmpy fantastic!

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The Answer From The High Street…

cos   cos   COS

cos   cos  COS

6.SAND AND POWDER

In all their shades sandy colours always have a big appeal on me. They can match with everything and with every skin colour. It is definitely a fascinating colour and big trend for this SS 13.

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The Answer From The High Street…

cos   cos   COS

cos   h&m4   COS / H&M

7.TARTAN

It is a pattern that we are beginning to see now, coming from the last pieces of this winter, but I definitely believe that Tartan will be a strong trend, specially from next winter. I have not had enough of it!

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The Answer From The High Street…

urban outfitters   urban outfitters   UO

zara   zara   Zara

8.BIG VOLUME

Oversize and structured jackets, shirts that seem three sizes bigger than the normal size, extra volumes on shoulders and shirts. To me big volumes equally matching with ‘tight’ volumes in my everyday outfit is a choice that I can not give up.

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9.BLUE

Wow, let me say that: blue is having a massive impact as a new upcoming trend! All the shades are accepted (navy blue is my favourite). This colour gives more dimension and and almost ‘life’ to clothes. Perfect to match both with clash colours and pastel/nude/light colurs.

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10.OVER-THE-TOP SHOES

I could not not avoid to include shoes. Season after season shoes are having a part ever more important  and almost a separate and unique role in the total outfit. Here the selection from the fashion shows, but if you go straight to the High Street you will have a really good time finding eccentric and fascinating shoes.

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Enjoy!

By Anna D.