If your anything like me you'll understand when I say sometimes I feel the need to recharge my visual battery (does that make sense?) Tomorrow aided by the infamous trend forecasting style and design futurologist Li Edelkoort I'll be sort of stepping back from collections and press days and products and taking time out for abstract concepting.
Would you like to join me in my forecasting exercise tomorrow and see one of the most influential people in Fashion and Design ? I have 2 tickets for Taking Flight to give away courtesy of for the first 2 forcasters who drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Motivated purely by a voyeuristic need to know curiosity I'll be sitting in on 'Taking Flight' A/W 2011-2012 (the re-run) first presented in London last summer. My blogger budget didnt allow first time round hence me going to the blogger friendly £36 event tomorrow 25th May 11am at RIBA.
"Lidewij Edelkoort invites students, designers, journalists, bloggers, makers, crafts people and freelancers to this exclusive re-run of 'Taking Flight' A/W 11-2012 trend presentation. Edelkoort predicted the world of the birds being the inspiration for next Feathers and the pastels of the parrots, large glasses like the owls" . With that image in mind and a few other images from the Style Canteen archive below some of the fashion trends spotted for A/W 11-12 already.
Knowing that the fashion books are closed on most of next seasons sales and press days. I've picked up on a hot and bright coloured winter, cross stitch and other needlework embellishments, big faux fur pieces, Cossack, bird-woman and plaids. Of course we still have Paris Mens A/W collections to come Wed 22nd - Sun 26th June but I'm hoping this will be interesting exercise in seeing whether or more importantly, how Edelkoorts style and design predictions actually filtered down to designers, catwalk and retailers.
Bird woman ?
Flora 'bird' prints
& .. Fauna carried by Style Cartel
top & tail colour parrot pastels maybe .. On the left in shades of mauve Mandi Lennard
on the right shades of green with a hint of yellow mohican
traditional cross stitch + contemporary patchwork
big pouffy fur
11.00 am (drinks)
11.30am - 12.30pm (presentation)
Tomorrow 25th May 2011
Jarvis Suite RIBA 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD