Monday, January 18, 2016

Primary 2016 S/S Fashion Trends [Spring/Summer]

Before I start this post, I just want take a minute out of this post to talk about David Bowie and his wife Iman. David is an inspiration to many of us and uniquely cool for his time. Fun fact: because of his stardom he was very closed off until he met his wife supermodel Iman. David even for his last album was really inspired by today's music, especially from Kendrick Lamar's newest album. I was really happy to hear he was coming back to music which is literally his life's blood. So, let's take a moment of silents to him...

Today, I wanted to talked a little more about Iman, who a few years ago was pushing hard for more diversity in the fashion world. After the conspiracies surrounding some fashion houses from third party news sites the truth has come light. Netizen had blame others (groups) for lack of common sense or plain stupidity for what, I don't know. Some say it is up to the fashion houses and we should be okay with their decisions however, when there is no drop of melanin representation from those houses it a bit of an issue. When I heard about rumors about the supposed remarks from certain designers I was bit sadden to say the least because celebrities of color had promoted the brand of which I use to where when I was younger and it left a dirty taste in my month. However, the truth is the truth, now free, yet, we are only human, so we need to learn from our mistakes and punish those who seek lies and dollar signs instead of justice. And for Netizens, please educate ignorance with facts.

 I think to sum up what Iman and her daughter had to say to fashion + cosmetic houses and specifically to consumers, if you want change, then use your dollars, it's that simple. Also, don't buy into the hype, which I've become more aware of as time comes with age, and this also includes the reason why we have those YouTube (Tag) videos of "What YT has made me buy." Also, we need to learn from our history/mistakes from Colonialism, Imperialism, and even the history Racism. Many say the designer's "vision" seems to be uni-formally white; my design teachers would call that limiting yourself as artist(s). On that note, note to designers everywhere: Please get people who know how to deal all kinds of people from hair to make up.

Fashion Trends

This season seems to be very playful and classical but I'm looking for something different and I found it in this fashion collection under the name of Ashish, also the name of the designer. Ashish Gupta's 2016 collection is definitely a head turner that Barbie would be proud of. Can you taste those rainbow candy dots? This collection is ready for whatever and chill, and watch Netflix written all over it with a 70's flare of of course.

Next up, is Kenzo with more 70s inspired looks. However, this season was all about capturing their main inspiration of the summer sunsets of Italy. And you all probably heard that small bags are thing now too. Well, don't worry this collection is all about the pouch which was inspired by the 90s fannypack. All in all, the use of primary colors and geometric shapes are refreshing to see.The ankle-strappy-gladiator scandals are my cup of tea too.

 Lastly, Zac Posen and ZAC Zac Posen lines, who has Cali fever with his light weight business-esque attires while the ZAC has a satin, over-sized, and red carpet ready with an 60s flare. Textures and patterns are really pleasing to to eye especially the lace. Also, primary colors show up as accents again here with black and white as staples.

Makeup Trends

Moving on, instead of having one color this year we have to colors this year:
Rose Quartz and Serenity

"No Makeup Makeup" will follow us into the new year and make sure your eyebrow stay boldly on fleek.

Candy Apple Red Lipstick | Blue Statement

Bronze for the Summer | Lash with a Flash

Vamp Around | Pink and Peach

Line Away | Sprinkle Sparkles

Hair Trends

The Big Chop | 20th Century Bob

Cool Bangs | 80s Blow Out 

 Braids (plaits) for Days | Pony Style

 Copper Auburn (Rozen) | Crimp Away

 Sleek and Wet | Sleek and Polished

Chibi Moon | Serenity



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