Thursday, 9 February 2012

Sneak a peek at A/W 12/13 Bubble London Trend Report

Key Colour Trend for Autumn/Winter 2012/13 for Kidswear: 
Deep Bordeaux red and autumnal Mustard Shades(both are my favourite colour)

Major themes include woodland flora and fauna and elite British lifestyle, 
ranging from boarding school-inspired sports to theatrical dandy-styles

The followings are the few trends from the Bubble London that I particular adore:

Boarding School
  • A subtle update from the preppy theme that has dominated childrenswear. This look has a very British elite appeal for both girls and boys
  • Single-breasted jackets feature contrast piped bindings
  • The essence of Public school pastimes such as rowing, polo and rugby are captured with bold numbers, letters and crests

Little Dandy
  • British heritage takes on a regal or dandy-inspired direction with a handful of new luxury brands driving the look for both girls and boys
  • Harris style tweeds and Melton wool are key fabrics for this theme. Play with traditional wool plaid checks for girls' daytime dressing
  • A theatrical twist completes the look for occasion styles featuring large bows, lux Sherpa linings and brass buttons

Neck details
  • Detachable collars in luxury fur or velvet options prove poplular at Bubble London 
  • Ties and pussy-bow are also key, with the focus on feminine neck detailing
  • Peter Pan and pretty shaped collars dominate girls' dresses and shirts in luxe finishes, with contrast colours or pretty trims

  • Traditional Stewart tartan is a must-have textile for autumn crossing girls' and boyswear 
  • Apply to casual or smart products as a block fabric, lining or trim 
  • Update accessories and bags by using tartan fabric for panelling or as a trimming

Fair Isle
  • Traditional Fair Isle intarsias and jacquards continue as a staple for autumn/winter 2012/13 knitwear 
  • Muted colourways are popular, or add bold injections of colour to enliven winter palettes
  • Naive geometrics, zig-zags and simple stripes become key design elements to update Fair Isle patterns

Corduroy & Velvet
  • Velvet continues as staple smart and partywear fabric across girls' and boys' products 
  • Update casual products for autumn/winter 2012/13 by replacing jersey with velvet options
  • Cord continues its reign as the fabric of choice across bottoms, outerwear and dresses, with fine needle cord dominating

Animal intarsias
  • Woodland animals are a popular choice, particularly owls, bears and foxes 
  • Zoo animals are also emerging as a key direction in animal graphics 
  • Use animals as a fun placement on knitwear, or update by adding to intarsia or border designs
Loving this all-time-classy, dandy elite british look.
Possibly you could find a piece or two from your old wardrobe to hand over to your children in this winter? 

Source: WGSN

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