I just received my July 2010 issue of Elle magazine and Rihanna is on the cover modeling a Lanvin animal print trench coat (only $3990) – loving the trench even though it’s a tad out of my price range; but this is just one of the several animal print fashions she’s modeling in this issue.
So that’s one trend that’s still dominant probably for a few more seasons to come; here’s a link Accessory Trends: Leopard.
Of course beads are ALWAYS in fashion and bead embellishing is still in focus for the season - in all their variations.
A pair of black suede bell-bottom pants by fashion designer Emilio Pucci are embellished with beads, crystal rhinestones and feathers that are simply stunning – wish I had a picture to share (on page 43 in the July issue of Elle).
The additional photo’s above are a fringe beaded belt $1,410 and Swarovski Crystal embellished suede boot $1,295.
And the macrame dress, well this isn’t the ‘70 macrame people typically think of when the word is mentioned. Designers seem to be using macrame more and more in creating their designs; it’s only a matter of time before beads are added!
So why even bother highlighting such out-of-reach-priced fashions and accessories?
It’s always interesting to see how creative people gain inspiration from current fashion trends creating their own fashions and accessories while staying true to their artistic values – I’m envisioning a pair of hand-embellished suede boots that are ‘crazy’ and one-of-a-kind (OOAK) – can’t wait!