Tuesday, January 4, 2011

5 Past & 5 Futures

2010 was definitely one year full of highlights for fashion enthusiast. Anna Wintour and Hollywood stars were no longer the only ones sitting front row. These days, bloggers like Tavi from Style Rookie, Rumi from Fashion Toast, Bryan Boy, "Susie Bubble" could even become designers' muses. There was also Carine Roitfeld's resignation, the death of Alexander McQueen, the most anticipated collaboration of H&M x Lanvin, clearly, 2010 was full of surprises. In addition to current events, Fashion Week runways were just as eye popping as ever. New trends, crazy shoes, the list is never ending. Here's a little recap of my Top Five for 2010.

Jersey Dressing


Move away bodycon dresses! Slouchy is the new sexy. First popularized by Alexander Wang (remember his genius sporty luxe spring/summer collection?), jersey is no longer reserved for athletes but now for fashionistas. With the perfect cut and draping, the fabric is the new definition of 'comfort dressing'. Who could reject comfort and chic at the same time anyway?

Satchel Bags
It all began from the infamous Mulberry Alexa & Proenza Schouler PS1. From then on, the satchel or schoolboy bag become the No 1 wishlist amongst fashion enthusiasts. The Alexa & PS1 was extremely popular that replicas and similar models were produced by high street brands.

Armadillos & McQueen
One of the pieces that bombarded the blogging sphere. I remember seeing it on everyone's blog when the photos from the show aired up in Style.com.

Mini, Midi, Maxi
All lengths were considered cool in 2010 ! Whether you like it short or long, there are tons of styling ideas to keep your looks interesting. The midi & maxi length is definitely an on-going trend.

They may not be common in Indonesia, but fur is taking a storm in 2010's wintry countries. It is probably the easiest way to look chic within a giant pile of snow.

And soooo 2010 has ended but do we have in hand for 2011? These are the five trends I look forward to. Yes, some of them are repeats from the past, but there's nothing wrong with repeats if they look good right?
Christopher Kane for Burberry SS11
One of the most anticipated RTW collections to hit instore. Burberry's Spring/Summer pieces features some of the best trends for SS2011. Sophisticated edge is probably the best description I could come up with. The collection boasts biker jackets, pops of neon within sea of neutrals, animal prints, lots of leather, and stud-worthy pieces.

One of the most long lasting trend I've ever encountered. Camel was "the" nude color in 2010. As for 2011, we can expect a bigger range of nudes, browns, and all sorts of earthy shades to match all the skin tones available on the planet. Try mixing up neutrals with a pop of neon (ala Burberry Prorsum) for a dash of youth for spring.

Lace Up Boots
They were a big hit in Fall 2010's runway, and we can expect more of these in 2011. Pair lace up wedges for spring and bring those serious combat boots or the classic Doc Marts for winter. Best of all? Lace up shoes don't have to look rugged or tough. Check out McQueen's lace up stilettos (top right hand corner). Aren't they the perfect compliment for a party dress?

All Nighter
Dolce & Gabbana, Spring Summer 2010
there were hints of this in Prada's Spring/Summer 2010 show, and turns out, there were more designers jumping into the nightgown as daywear bandwagon. There's something seductive without being slutty when wearing satin, sheer, or airy blouses with the right pieces. Take cues from Rumi of Fashion Toast when you need some jump-start ideas for this trend. She does it the best.


YSL, Celine Box bag, Hermès Constance.
Big is beautiful, but small can be just as appealing. The return of small messenger purses are back and better! I'm even learning how to downsize the things I stash in my bag for the sake of being able to make use of these luxuries. These bags make a nice touch when wearing bulky knits or layers. They're also a party animals' best friends as you no longer have to worry where the clutch was left when drunk.

sources: style.com, net-a-porter, solestruck, stockholm streetstyle, jak and jill, sea of shoes, chicmuse, fashion toast, carolines mode, fashion gone rogue, Cailin Klohk via Lookbook, Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters, couturism.blogspot.com, lelalondon, jeremy cost


The Trendy Fashionista said...

2010 was a fantastic year and I hope 2011 will be one too.

-The Trendy Fashionista

Raspberry Jam said...

Awesome items!



Mei said...

Minimidimaxi lovers <33 and yes fur ^^
Great pictures x~

YUI said...

cool post! :)
anyway, i'm hunting a lace up boots too.. <3

Trend Steps said...

gaah, i love all of these looks!

Great blog!

Dolce♥Bunny said...

Great post! Perfect tip to start out the new year! Totally love that Lace up Boots can still be seen this year. Also loving the nightgown gone daywear! I totally love night gowns so would definitely be checking out what's in the market for these styles!!

Ari Suci Rahayu said...

cool post
bytheway, Happy new year


btd. said...

I want those cow looking lace up boots! :)

janet said...

Great post! I agree with what you're writing in this post. 2010 fashion was amazing! :)) esp the lanvin <3 h&m, the mid and maxi skirt, abd the lace boots!

Delance Fashion said...

Hi sweetie!

Aww you really summed up some of the most fab stuff :D Love the pics <3

Alice said...

great post :) love the bags and shoes ;)

helena said...

I ♥ the last three pics

silviasiantar said...

very well put! i love this post, dear!:)


michellehendra said...

it was marvelous.. our bitch days start last year :) or is it 2 years ago ya? hahaha pokokny, i'm in love with 2010 :D
defo right about satchel :)

Trie Diksi said...

i love mash-ups and i think this is a really great trend mash-up! thanks for sharing! :)

The Spoof.

t a l i s h a said...

2010 was the bomb...

but the kill's not until 2011 :D

can't wait to reunite with you this summer!! :D

Rafael Ayuyao said...

great entry!!! fur and satchels!!! following!



Mesmerize said...

wow! this fur is wonderful!!! great photos!

Stacey Kay said...

FANTASTIC post! Love it.

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Dressing Up For Me said...

What a fantastic 2010 indeed and you summarized the most important things so well! :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

Gorgeous post! I just love those stachel bags. :)SArahD

AttemptingStyle said...

definitely jumped on the fur train this tear, its so cozy :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Awesome post <3

janettaylor said...

So inspiring...


FashionJazz said...

Amazing post! I loved it! Mwah xx

Isabelle said...

captured 2010 so beautifully xx

wulanasihsetyarini said...

Yep, 2010 is such a fab year ever..
great post chelle..

Kaleido Mind said...

beautiful recap of 2010!:D

cherie said...

you summed it out so well. deifnitely in love with those small bags, the hermes constance and chloe's sally bags are my favorites :)

Lena said...

I love all these collections, but most of all I remember the Burberry show! It was so amazing and fantastic, wonderful collection!

Tara said...

nice preview from 2010 :)
check my new blog post " Today my life begins " and leave ur comment.


vdcouture said...

great post, it's been a long time not checking your blog and i sure missed it, thanks for sharing <3 and your previous totally fabulous!!!!


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great list and I'm looking forward to minimalist bags and satchels!

Olive said...

nice post! I love the maxi things :)

Sweet said...

I could not agree more...2010 was one of my best years ever!!!


tanvii.com said...

Spot on! All these trends makes me feel 2010 went by so fast! :) Great Post!

Tamara S. Putri said...

Great post! Lovee the D&G Spring/Summer 2010 show. Great pieces. I'm loving the sheer pieces as well.


Kimberlee said...

Great post! I look forward to all those trends, especially lace up booties in 2011 :)