Friday, 11 January 2013

Wear Trousers in the Spring

Trends are cyclical and when the weather warms up you can always expect white and bright colours. Spring is a time of playfulness and romance, when nature itself dresses up to inspire us with its magnificent beauty. We start planning our summer holiday so you can always expect safari and marine styles.  

Viktor and Rolf, Roberto Cavalli
Viktor & Rolf and Roberto Cavalli (photos edited from

Although the collections for next season wore punctuated by an unusual amount of black (think of Yves Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann and Prada) there was also a lot of colourful options by designers such as Dolce & Gabbana. As you've probably realised by now, I love dresses but I couldn't help but to notice the subtle emergence of seriously cool trousers on the catwalk shows.

Haider Ackermann and J. Mendel
Haider Ackermann and J. Mendel (photos edited from

It's natural to associate trousers with everyday life, after all women started wearing them in the late 19th century for industrial work. In Britain, during the Second World War, trousers became a necessity because of the rationing of clothing, forcing women to go to their husbands' wardrobes while taking on jobs.

Michael Kors and Rokanda Ilincic
Michael Kors and Rokanda Ilincic (photos edited from

In the 1970s they became especially fashionable, particularly through Yves Saint Laurent impeccable and elegant take on them with 'Le Smoking'. But trousers can be much more than a comfortable piece to wear during our working hours, particularly today when so many women have a wide range of events to attend afterwards, from business related initiatives to social gatherings with friends or even dates.

Gucci and Emilio Pucci
Gucci and Emilio Pucci (photos edited from

Designers must have thought about this when they conceived trousers for next season as they go beyond our conventional expectations and surprise us with incredible prints, colours and embroidered details. This is a selection of pieces which can easily transmute from day to evening, offering a cheerful attitude intended for one's own amusement. Be inspired!  

Custo Barcelona and Etro
Custo Barcelona and Etro (photos edited from

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