Trends

Women's Metallics Trend Validation SS 2013

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Trendstop confirms one of its directional forecasted color trends for Spring/Summer 2013 – Candy Foil. Metallics take on an iridescent quality for S/S 2013 designs, imitating candy foil wrappers in a spectrum of shining rainbow colors. With its unique sheen, Candy Foil adds a youthful, futuristic dimension to apparel, footwear and accessories.

Color & Finish Direction

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Contemporary Retailers take note!Initially emerging on Spring/Summer 2012 catwalks, Candy Foil is a directional color for 2013’s summer collections - the following Trend Validation is a taster from Trendstop’s Trend Forecast Color Spring/Summer 2013 report.

Candy Foil

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Spring/Summer metallics gleam with vivid hues, evoking the distinctive color and texture of confectionery wrappers. Green-gold pants at Theyskens’ Theory catch the light with a papery foiled effect, and Diesel Black Gold’s all-over silver jacket hints at a sci-fi influence. Meanwhile, Unique’s rose gold dress shimmers with fluid appeal, and Sportmax use indigo foil to accent a transparent shirt.

images courtesy Trendstop: Theyskens’ Theory, Diesel Black Gold, Unique, Sportmax Spring/Summer 2012

Fluid Metallics

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As per Trendstop’s trend forecast, Candy Foil has been carried through into Spring/Summer 2013 styles. Fluid eveningwear surfaces again, as seen in dresses at Alberta Ferretti and Blumarine’s, while Aigner interpret the trend with an embellished belt accessory. Taking their cues from Sportmax’s Spring/Summer 2012 foil accented shirt, Burberry offers an all-over metallic purple design.

images courtesy Trendstop: Alberta Ferretti, Aigner, Blumarine, Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013.

Foiled Footwear

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Footwear appears highlighted with gleaming metallic accents. Peep-toe styles are key, as seen at Mary Katrantzou and Paul Smith, while Peter Pilotto experiments with contrast textures and added embellishment. Transparent stiletto ankle boots ooze space age appeal at Richard Nicoll.

images courtesy Trendstop: Mary Katrantzou, Paul Smith, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll, Spring/Summer 2012.

Footwear Trend Validation

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Again, Spring/Summer 2013 footwear styles validate Trendstop’s original trend forecast, with catwalk designs on show in a range of shining Candy Foil textures. Fendi’s multi-contrast aqua heels hint at more than a passing influence from Peter Pilotto’s emerald design, and casual sneakers get a glossy update at Christian Siriano. Etro’s hot pink echoes the color of Mary Katrantzou’s Spring.Summer 2012 model, while Roberto Cavalli’s boots gleam with a luxe indigo appeal.

images courtesy Trendstop: Fendi, Christian Siriano, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Spring/Summer 2013.
MORE TREND FORECAST DETAILS

A full range of trend reports are available at Trendstop.com, one of the world’s leading trend forecasting agencies for fashion and creative professionals. The agency is renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts. Clients include Forever21, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Hugo Boss, and L’Oreal.

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