Some of the Pre-Fall 2013 collections are now out! It’s very exciting to see what the trends might be for the fall, even though it’s way too early to even think about next fall… Although if you are a big shopper it can be ‘strategic’ to know what the trends might be, not only for the coming season but for the whole year. Then you get yourself some great pieces that will last in your wardrobe. First out was Chanel and the brand showed a Scottish influenced collection with kilts, tweeds and checked patterns but also with obvious vibes of romance and details from 18th Century. Even the slightly odd, but beautiful combination, Chanel has achieved to create a collection that is very spot on of the trends that will become big for 2013 – the more sophisticated grunge trend. I believe we will see a lot of checked trousers and shirts, styled with loose-fitted pants in leather or jeans – a boy-ish and androgyne look, but yet very cool and sexy. My two favourite looks from the Chanel show are the these two. Love the checked slouchy trousers styled with an olive green over-sized tweed bomber, as well as the look underneath – checked patterns goes overload! Not only Chanel worked with plaid. Theyskens’ Theory showed in their pre-fall 2013 collection, a checked, plaided trench. I love the trend and I am very exciting to see more of it!
Some backstage pictures from the Chanel spring 2013 show in Paris for a couple of weeks ago. I like how Olivia da Costa captures the essence of the brand in a few shots – the goregous and lady-like dresses and suitjackets, the pearl necklaces and the tiny Chanel-logo at the hair-knot and the (alsmost black and white) shoes.
In today’s issue of Metro Karl Lagerfeld was a guest editor for the newspaper. The paper featured interviews with Karl himself, Florence Welch and one of his nearest friends, Carine Roitfeld. In the interview you can read about her feelings to her nickname ‘Queen of Porno Chic’ and her relationship to Karl. But the thing I’m most excited about is her new launch of a magazine in september. She calls herself ‘Joan d’Arc’ of fashion when speaking of her new mag, since Carine wants to do something completly different from Vogue. I believe it’s going to be magical, can’t wait for it to hit the stands.