SPRING SUMMER 2013 TREND REPORT: FASHIONNOUVEAU RICHE
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHEAlready identifiable as one of the mostinfluential of the trends for the season, thetheme not only represents a recognisableshift in underlying lifestyle, economic,political and design aesthetics, but also atrend direction that has instant appeal andcommercial success written throughout. Thereturn of luxury and the emergence of newmore affluent economies has resulted in asoftening of the more austere luxury codesof recent years and the introduction of anopulence that has a real sense of modernity.RichardNicollNOUVEAU RICHE
COLOUR: Focussing on soft buttery metallics as the base tones and pops of modern jewel colours to provide the accents, both elements are equally important forproviding this essential modern luxury colour palette. Carried through both mens & womenswear, metallics can be of varying intensity, sheen and colours, whilstdarker tones seen within digital & foil prints to provide additional playful trompe l’oeil touches, whereas a softer modern palette are omnipresent across the wholetheme and prevent it looking too ostentatious.Images&CollectionbyChristopherKaneSPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHE
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Image&CollectionbyHienLeRight:Image&CollectionbyTomaszDonocikFEMININE TOUCHES FOR MENSWEAR: For menswear we see a gentle whiff of aristocracy and heritage updated through modern styling that is definitely not afraidto show its more feminine side. This direction is not overtly camp or over the top, but achieved through subtle touches, such as jewellery & modern finery orthrough design features on garments such as rouching at the cuff or waist, plays on contrasting fabrics, and a general laissez- faire approach to luxury styling.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHEImages&CollectionbyChristopherKaneReturn to Luxury: One of the most important references and long term impacts is the ‘return to luxury’ after several years of austere tones and sense ofhardship. For fashion this is epitomised through a soft palette with jewel brights and modern yet luxurious fabrics & embellishments combined with simplesilhouettes to provide a more directional look.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHECollection&ImagesbyPrabalGurungEmerging Economies: As identified in our ‘Guide to the Season’ for this trend direction it is no longer possible just to assume that because it’s British orWestern that people from the emerging economies will want to buy it. So from advertising campaigns, to catwalk shows, to the original design influences, a newEast rather than West aesthetic runs throughout.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Image&CollectionbyAvaroFiglioRight:Image&CollectionbyEugineLinYounger Undertones: Despite this direction being instantly identifiable as an easy to adapt and commercially strong theme, it is important to note that thereason it looks so fresh is because of all of its younger and more directional undertones. So from all-in-one playsuits and clutch bags for men to notched-upmetallics that has not been seen since Seventies, this theme has a striking sense of modernity throughout.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHECollection&ImagesbyChristopherKaneA metallic sheen runs throughout the ‘Nouveau Riche’ theme from ‘Bacofoil’ type finishes through to high lustre yarns being incorporated into basic sweatshirtfabrics. The key for fashion is to create modern touches & plays by taking an all-over approach or by using metallics in unexpected ways, this ensures that thatyou create more of a light approach for RTW and a tongue-in-cheek feel for streetwear.KEY FABRIC DIRECTION FOR NOUVEAU RICHE
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHEImage&CollectionbyMarcJacobs
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Image&CollectionbyChristopherKaneRight:Image&CollectionbyAcne
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Image&CollectionbyAcneRight:Image&CollectionbyDanielleScuttCoats & Jackets: Retro car coats & blazers are updated in lighter, modern fabrics and metallic finishes whilst styling details include cocooning & beautifullyoversized shapes, double-breasted with single button or narrow button fastenings, ¾ sleeves and deep & contrasting turn-up cuffs, plus stand-up lapels andcollars. The oversized parachute-style parka in ultra-light synthetic fabrics or silks provides a more casual and street alternative.Key Silhouettes & Shape Details for Nouveau Riche
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Image&CollectionbyTopmanDesignRight:Image&CollectionbyTopmanDesignTailoring: Traditional single or double-breasted suit jackets that look as if they have come off the peg (albeit an expensive one) are effortlessly combined withfeminine accessories in particular brightly coloured clutches & attaché folders and androgynous mismatched shorts or skirts for men, whilst fine gauge or spacedyed knitted tops & tees provide a more casual air.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Image&CollectionbyStudioNicholsonRight:Image&CollectionbyHonor
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHECollection&ImagesbyChristopherKaneDresses: Simple shift dresses are the focal point for Womenswear where ‘Nouveau Riche’ influences are added through shimmering opulent fabrics and delicate,yet bold embellishments that feature precious jewel tones. Cut-away panels and peek-a-boo slashes update this retro ‘fit & flare’ shift dress, whilst the palette issoft and muted to allow the decorative elements to shine.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Collection&ImagebyMarniRight:Collection&ImagebyAcnePlaysuits & Shorts: The rise of the men’s all-in-one playsuit continues with super short versions with digital overlays & optical prints to provide the luxurydirection. Rather than masquerading as formal suits as in previous seasons these playsuits embrace the zip-up style favoured by James Bond in the Sixties whichteamed with high collars ensure a level of masculinity & a French or Italian Riviera feel.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Image&CollectionbyHonorRight:Image&CollectionbyRichardNicollFor womenswear we see simple square shaped luxury tees teamed with tailored shorts with metal sheen & patterning or a shift towards luxury sports couture withsimple gym shapes with metallic panels and finishes.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHELeft:Collection&ImagebyChristopherKaneRight:Collection&ImagebyPrabalGurungTops & Tee Shirts: Tee shirts become a staple of the Nouveau Riche theme to prevent it becoming too stuffy & lavish. Simple pared down shapes that are boxyand square are embellished, patterned and given lustre to fit in perfectly with the theme.
SPRING SUMMER 2013 FASHION REPORT: NOUVEAU RICHEImages&CollectionbyHonorLegwear: For this theme we focus on new hosiery & legwear directions that have a delicate quality to them, that is both modern & luxurious. As if spun directlyonto the leg these fragile pieces create the perfect finish to this theme creating the essense of modernity and luxury.
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