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Spring/Summer 2011 Fabric Trends

Spring/Summer 2011 is characterized by such words, as sophisticated, energetic, feminine and highly exciting. The color trends in this bright season are mainly soft, nude and also bright and vivid. Color is reflected in the carefully chosen fabric, which is already described through the words silky, airy and ethereal in 2011. Fashion is not just aesthetics, but it rather conveys the meaning of embracing the content. In this sense our famous fashion designers did their best to create extremely stylish designs, interpreted through first-class materials and fabrics with aesthetic qualities to set a long lasting emotional relationship between the item and the user. Once again their fashion phrase is femininity, expressing it through textures containing a maximum ladylike vibe.

Ralph Lauren                                                                         Chloé

For spring/summer 2011 we’ll see traditional fabrics, quite appropriate for the warm season. Besides the eternal denim and trendy leather, there will be plenty of airy, soft fabrics, such as tweed (Chanel), embroideries, satin, chiffon and crochet (Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu), lace, silk, cotton and tulle-and-plissé. Such sophisticated and sensual fabrics were used to create stunning fashion pieces, appropriate both for casual wear and for more elegant occasions, highlighting delicate women’s silhouettes and allure.
The best words characterizing the 2011 spring/summer fabric trends are sheerness, lightness, girlishness and transparency. We can see lots of maxi dresses, breezy blouses, skirts of silk, satin, chiffon and lace, and high-waisted pants, revealing women’s sensuality and refined silhouettes.

Jason Wu                                                                            Nina Ricci

One of the hottest fabric trends for this season is lace, which is so sweet and romantic, seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Brioni, Alberta Ferretti and Antonio Marras. Lace always highlights a woman’s femininity and good taste in fashion, appropriate to wear at casual and special events. Try to avoid overusing lace, which will make your look not stylish, but rather trashy.
Embroidery and crochet are also used much this year, which are able to give a ladylike touch to your summer look. You can choose golden embroidery elegant dresses to wear on special occasions, feeling sure that you’ll shine with your allure and great appearance. As for casual outfits, you can turn to colored embroidery pieces with floral patterns for example, matching your apparel with metallic shoes and golden jewelry.

Alberta Ferretti                                                               Dolce & Gabbana

Erdem                                                                    Salvatore Ferragamo

For spring/summer 2011 designers used much leather in their creations, which come not only in traditional black and other gloomy colors, but also vivid colors of red, green, and blue. Colored leather jackets look especially stylish, when paired with matchy clothing pieces and accessories. And if you want to shock everyone with your edgy look, just choose a leather dress, like it’s noticed in Christian Siriano, Versace, or Nina Ricci collections.
Another popular fabric trend for spring/summer 2011 appears to be denim, which is so versatile, comfortable and stylish, being reinvented every single season. The warm season comes with a riot of denim possibilities, like jeans, denim jackets and skirts, shorts and blazers, and even head-to-toes denim apparel.
Whatever fabric you choose for your spring/summer outfit, hold on for a while, and take a look at your silhouettes, preferences and taste to be a smart fashionizer and reveal only the best features of your figure.

Balenciaga                                                                   Christian Siriano

Chanel                                                                                         D&G

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