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Vogue Trend report for Autumn – Winter 2010 – 2011
from A-Z my own comments are in italics
A-Line – easy to knit
Beehives – hard to create knitted or crocheted hats for. Me, I remember the Beehive, I will not be going there again.
Camel – Colour, fabric or animal. I love the colour, I love the fabric. Camels spit.
The trend for C that I found was for capes or cloaks. Capes began to be fashionable again, or were still fashionable and in Vogue, in 2002. The hits on the Vogue Website to fashion shows which included capes showed 85 results over the 9 years (2002 to 2010). This year – there are 6 hits for summer trends and 8 for winter 2010 – 2011 so the average is under 9 a year, and this year there are 14 shows or designers with Capes in their shows so I am calling the C trend
Dryclean only please – knits are embroidered or feature colourful prints. It is good advice, but I think the trend should be
Delicate Knits to be drycleaned only please.
Expensive Simplicity – I like that statement but what does it mean for me – expensive yarn, one colour, great design – okay
Fur – If you don’t say it with fur next season then say it with feathers – knitters can knit both and I like to play with both faux fur and feathered yarns. [according to Vogue - fake or real, it’s too big to be a trend, on and off the catwalk it was more of a deluge]
Grunge Glamour – when you’re not dressing up, dress down in high quality – I not sure I understand this one, maybe it is an age thing, not understanding Grunge and Glamour together
Hairbands – I had a pattern for a knitted plaited headband from my mother-in-law. Perhaps I need to resurrect it especially as I am riding a bike often here in the Netherlands
Intricate details – beading, pleating, twisting, draping, embroidery. For me and my knitting – I love twisting (moebius), plaited (cables), Pleats with colour hidden in them and lots of colour. I have been playing a little with a bit of beading in my knitting and I am not in love yet. I have also knitted silver wire with beads. I really enjoy the challenge of that – but my results are not interesting enough as yet.
Jewellery stories – big necklaces still an outfit make – they could well be knitted or crocheted by other wonderful knitters and crocheters. like the Bloomin Neck Gardens by ScarfitUp.
Knits top-to-toe – the perfect trend for me, although socks have still escaped my needles. I have those IOU’s to complete for red socks. Leg, arm and neck warmers and dresses and even skirts and of course sweaters, jackets, vests you name it I have probably created it somewhere sometime.
Lace – Forget the cold, it looks beautiful over goose bumps. And if you don’t like lace, buy a leather dress, possibly with pockets. Knitted or crocheted Lace is beautiful – I can, and have created shawls and scarves in lace, in simple lace that is, I do not call myself a lace knitter
Mad Men Secretaries – I do not know what this trend is really
Navy – Wear it with everything. Wear it with black. It is the new black – well all knitters and crocheters and yarn creators and dyers – I hope you are ready for the new black. Navy looks great with purples, turquoises and Red and ……..
Orange – Colour trend – Orange also will go extremely well with the new black – Navy or be bold and knit orange with actual black.
Polo Neck – great knitters style
Quantum Leap (futuristic) – knit futuristic is real
Retro hair – with a net I presume to keep it sitting soo still – great to show off the knitted and crocheted hats see Constance Willems marvellous Hats
Shearling – ……. Just about everywhere – include with your knits if you can afford it or knit loopy to fake it as faking is always an in trend
Teddy Bear fur – Faking it in true style and apparently it was everywhere – WHY?
Understated – supremely good quality but passive in colour and shape. It’s the new way to show off. My trend here would be
Unique Knits and we all understand that.
Victoria’s Secret models – Curves are back, ladies. Where did the curves go? I think this trend should be called
Vogue and Vintage knits, knitted for the real woman or it could be called Vogue Knitting.
Weather – was on display at many of the fashion shows. Me, I think of weather and knitting as
WOW, the Winter Wonderland of Opportunity to create wonderful, sexy, in Vogue, trendy, fitting, colourful and creative knits
X – was a band at the shows – Is that a fashion Trend? I think not, so lets stick with
XRX Books – The Knitting Universe
Yeti – You could knit in the Yeti Look if you wish – not for me.
ZigZags – herringbone tweeds, chevron furs – tesselations to be knitted sometime. It is on my knit radar.
The two Big Trends
1. A celebration of womanliness that will allow us to use traditional wiles and graceful curves to ….. You need to go and read it yourself.
2. Is for absolute, supreme, take-your-breath-away quality…….. I like that.
So that is my “in Vogue” trendy news for knitters.
I may change the information as I find new reports or items of interest.
Meantime remember that Capes are in – okay!
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