Top 5 Trend Picks – Spring/Summer 2016



Looking at the new arrival spring/summer season clothes in the stores, I was really surprised with all the dark colours I saw.  It looked more to me as if autumn was coming and not sunshine.  70’s fashion and western prints, fringes are back in Snorkel Blue, Iced Coffee, Lilac Gray which is all very pretty but I was rather looking for the colour pops. Especially, living in the UK, I need some colour to wear and hope it will bring some sunshine along this summer.

I watched the fashion shows of some of my favourite designers and they do seem to have lots of fun clothes and colours on the runway. So that is promising and probably I just need a bigger shopping spree to find the ones I fall in love with. 🙂 I collected my top picks from this season trends that will most probably influence the textiles and cuts I will be choosing for #makethelook, my sewing projects.

1. Art Gallery in Stripes

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”The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference” Elie Saab

Elie Saab’s collection were mainly ruled by stripes, plaids, lace, bold colours. I especially loved this look (and many others – so hard to choose). I have been planning to make a vest for ages. I think this striped vest could go perfectly with many different combinations and would look really cool and stylish for an art gallery visit that I have been even more into recently. There are so many amazing exhibitions London has to offer.

2. Simply Black

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“My legacy would be that you don’t have to give up anything. You can be chic but have a sense of humor, you can be sexy but comfortable, you can be timeless but fresh.” Michael Kors

I love the simplicity and elegance that Michael Kors works with. All the clothes look super comfortable but still really stylish. Although I was complaining about dark colours earlier, yet I chose black as one of my top pick is a bit controversial. 🙂 However, there is something about black, it can work any time of the year. I am in love with this safari inspired look and the button details. I think it would look super cool and comfy for running errands or travelling.

3. Colourful Mediterranean Vacation

“Each of our collections is like a movie. We write the script, and this Sicilian woman who has traveled around the world plays the lead role.” Domenico Dolce

Now, Dolce and Gabbana.. they have that signature Sicilian style that screams the brand at first glance. The colours and prints are always amazing, very daring choices. I rarely work with prints but I do want to try and experiment more with them. And since we are planning a Mediterranean vacation anyways, I believe these prints are great inspiration for a fun resort look.

4. Spanish Influence

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“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” Oscar De La Renta

Spanish influence, reds and flares are all over the runways that makes a happy me and will be definitely an influence on my upcoming projects. It is so feminine, romantic and sexy at the same time that one could wear for a night out with that Special Someone.

5. Wedding Guest

“It is the clash of two different worlds that makes British-ness unique – we have an aristocratic, noble history, but it is always contrasted with something rebellious.” Christopher Bailey

The recent years have been great. I have been invited to lots of weddings and it is so great to see your friends in one of the most memorable and special day in their lives. Luckily, this year will not be any different and some amazing weddings are ahead of me and frankly I think I already know what I am wearing for each, haha. One of the looks will be most definitely include lace details and fortunately it is still a trending influence on the runways.



Illustrations in the collages are from the talented Inslee Fariss.  For more amazing drawings you can check out her website here.

You can find all the photos are used in the mosaics pinned in my Pinterest site.

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