Sunday, 28 July 2013

Monochrome, What Next?

From early on this year we’ve witnessed the monochrome trend quite literally explode onto the fashion scene. From polka dots to checks, stripes and florals; monochrome prints and styles have undoubtedly taken centre stage on catwalks and the high street for the past 7 months, very much dominating 2013 fashions.

Everyone has embraced the trend with open arms and it seems to show no signs of slowing down, but how much further can the trend be stretched? The fashion market definitely craves new outlooks and takes on monochrome to build on it’s existing mass acceptance.

By the looks of things from AW13/14 Catwalk shows, the monochrome trend will continue to mature by being merged with other trends and styles. Kenzo, Valentino and Alexander McQueen exploit monochrome in a new light, giving it a whole new lease of life in the form of various futuristic, tudor-esque and tailored influences.



I absolutely love the clean cut nature of this collection and how new shapes are explored through the strength of the fabrics teamed up with exquisite tailoring. I feel that this collection also possesses an essence of the Tudor era and definitely portrays the strength of women. I don't think the styles and prints necessarily take the monochrome trend to the next level but the pieces are beautiful nonetheless.



Again, Valentino displays Tudor influences but also lovely A-line shapes, gorgeous neckline details and cut out work. Out of all the designers, Kenzo oozes the most futuristic appeal in a sense of how new and daring prints are explored. The almost eery eye print looks great against the leather and tailored aspects. The white trousers are my favourite! I've seen a few eye print items of clothing online but Kenzo's items add a whole new dynamic to the concept which I really love.

I expect high street fashions will adopt these trends and styles soon enough but looking at new arrivals in stores this week, there are already other fresh takes on the ever popular monochrome trend. Some of which styles are really out-there in my opinion and are love or hate pieces. Here are a few items I picked out.


Cow Print Shirt £38 Topshop
Push Up Tee £31.22 Nastygal
Zebra Crop Tee £24.71 Nastygal

Looking at the clothes I picked out; high street stores seem to be beginning to channel monochrome with a fun/cheeky edge. I love the light-hearted nature of these items and think the zebra tee in particular is really sweet! However I'm not sure how popular clothes like this will be, as I personally don't think I would wear them. What are your thoughts?

Finally to wrap this post up, I've noticed some new arrivals are using monochrome prints with a small splash of colour. 


Staccato Maxi Skirt £37.72 Nastygal

Subtle colours injected against the black and white I feel really add a new dimension to the prints and I am much more of a fan of these than the above products but everyone has their own preferences and I'd love if you'd like to share your own thoughts! I particularly love the burn out effect on the ASOS top, it almost has a velvety texture. I can see myself wearing the majority of these!

Hope you've had a lovely weekend, the heat is still bearing up despite the occasional storm! I hope the sun's not done for the summer, here's a summer track I love at the moment.


x

31 comments:

  1. Such a good post!!i like the zebra tee but hmm see what u mean about some of the other pieces!im loving the monochrome with a hint of colour!:-)

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    1. Thank you!:) Yeah think the cow print especially is a bit over the top!x

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  2. Love the look of the Valentino collection! I like how the high street are mixing up the monochrome trend, it's been about for so long now that out definitely needed that injection of colour! X

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    1. It's lovely there's really cute tapestry print dresses in it too:) Definitely agree x

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  3. Wow super gorgeous darlin, love Valentino collection!
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  5. Great post! I am in love with monochrome :)

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  6. Great Blog! Following you via gfc and bloglovin now :)
    Hope you'll follow back <3

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  8. So happy I can still wear monochrome in winter - think it pretty much makes up 90% of my wardrobe lol. Great post!

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  10. I love monochrome!! Very chic!!

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  11. Great collections!! Would you like to follow each other via GFC, bloglovin' and facebook?

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  12. I love monochrome - it's so easy to wear and the A/W collection just mix it up again - love!
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    Evi xoxo

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  15. I don't think that monochrome will ever get old! I love it :) xx

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