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spring 2011

LA sophistication: Katie May

Katie May is a Los Angeles based namesake label of an enthusiast and talented fashionista. Founded in 2010 this young clothing line has already made waves among young Hollywood starlets and fashion stylists. Its debut collection for spring/summer 2011 brings out a unique style mixing dramatic details with youthful cuts, chic modern minimalism with timeless glamour.

Katie May spring 2011 lookbook: Kimmy Jean dressKatie May spring 2011 lookbook: Kimmy Jean dress

Berlin spring/summer 2011 top collections

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin spring/summer 2011 (7-10 July 2010) gathers top German fashion brands and designers to showcase their most recent collections.

Mongrels In Common is a young label founded in 2006 by designers Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess who met at Esmod School of Design in Berlin. The brand's name is inspired by their both multicultural backgrounds. Mongrels In Common’s spring/summer 2011 collection displays a calm color palette of blue, beige, cream, yellow and pastel floral prints; soft fabrics cut into relaxed tailoring with pleat details; a focus on the waist that creates the ideal hourglass shape.

Mongrels In Common spring/summer 2011Mongrels In Common spring/summer 2011

Spring/Summer 2011 key fashion themes from Printsource&Promostyl

The Style Guide report published in January 2010, created by Promostyl and presented at Printsource show, emphasize four key trends for the Spring/Summer 2011 fashion season (including women's, men's, kids’ apparel market)

Spring/Summer 2011 theme Patchwork - "The Fifties injects a spirit of fun and exuberance in this theme created by free associations, eclectic assortments and cheery accumulations. Textiles take on a whimsical play with textures and structures for an arty and poetic feel. Prints are created with a bustling medley of textures, renderings and scales in a refreshing artistic and polychromatic vein. The color palette is a mix of matte gouache tones with vitamin accents and cozy neutrals."

Spring/Summer 2011 theme Transform - "The quest for a new elegance pairs science with sensuality for a theme that is tactile but strange. Fabrics focus on experimentations with yarns and new textures to create a modern minimalist style. Prints are inspired by the world of living patterns like bacteria, animal skins and X-Ray flowers. The color palette is made up of synthetic natural shades, chlorophyll greens and mutant skin tones."

Promostyl spring/summer 2011 theme: PatchworkPatchworkPromostyl spring/summer 2011 theme: TransformTransform

Ciff fashion themes for spring 2011

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) just published a signature preview on spring/summer 2011 season main fashion themes.

Tiny Pleasures spring/summer 2011 theme addresses the emo humans

Key words: sensitive, romantic, poetic, timeless, spiritual

"Modestly and patience, seeking to construct a tender refuge to escape from vagaries of the world, the brutality of events, the tumults and rumors of the outside world. At the crossroads of Asian refinement and Nordic humanist spirit, a fresh, respectful kind of design to the embellishment of daily lives..."

Exotic Junk – addresses the neo dissidents

Key words: wild, anti establishment, neo pirates, disobedient, dazzling

"Who has never dreamt of a land of one’s own, a paradise between earth and sea, voluntarily shipwrecked, to create one’s own civilization, far from the restraints of urban world? Our imaginations are drawn to Easter Island, to the legendary shores of Hawaii, and then to inventing a new kind of esthetic."

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