Fall/Winter 2011 Trends – Punk

One trend that seems to be staying around is the Punk trend.  This trend in fashion was with us in 2010 and is not going away anytime soon. It has an impact on a few other trends as well, such as the biker chic trend. This trend has sneaked its way slowly into more stores,whilst other stores seem to be ignoring this trend by choice.

This seasons colours have been influenced by the bold bright colours (oranges, reds,yellows etc) of the 1970’s fashion trend and darker colours (purples,blacks etc) were inspired by the gothic trend that is slowly emerging on the catwalk.

Another trend to watch out for is high collars which are featuring amongst the designs of a few designers who have been inspired by the punk trend.  As you can see from the photos, leather is a heavy feature in the trend, but its the softening when combine with lace that makes this trend more feminine and less1970’s punk.

Cesare Paciotti has combine Leather and Lace in these  Heels. They echo the nineteenth-century boudoir theme of the collection, with the lace motif print on the bottom. I think these shoes would be a great reason to pop your feet up on the coffee table.

Overall, the Punk trend is not for everyone,some find the look of a leather jacket as not very elegant or not very feminine. Which, I do think is true. It all comes down, to what you team with the jacket on how feminine or elegant you look. You can soften the look with a white floaty blouse , which in a way pays a bit of a tribute to the past trend of the boho/hippy chic look.

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