Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Trends: Polka Dots

久しぶりね。It's been a while, hasn't it? (I don't know why I wanted to type Japanese... but I've pretty much translated that)

So I felt in the mood to do a short post, or somewhat short post to me. Although Australia's just entering spring and heading towards summer, I don't exactly know what struck me to do a fall trend that's picking up in the northern hemisphere. But I think this trend will definitely hit our stores when the time comes. 

Polka dots is what I'm talking about.

Looking at some of the pictures in the collections for fall ready to wear, there seems to be polka dots popping up. Mainly in the Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenburg shows but even celebrities are wearing it. To be honest, I'm not too fond of dots because they can end up looking very psychedelic? They just make my head spin, especially because they opted for OTT dotty.


I can recognise that face anywhere. It's Ming Xi in DVF Fall 2001 RTW.

 
Both from Marc Jacobs.
Hooray for Collette Dinnigan!

It's not that polka dots were never in trend. I'm sure last fall had some polka dots... or at least I saw dotted tights but I think this is a new level of polka dots. It's not the meek little spots you had on your tights or on a blouse. You're pretty much piling on dotted fabric. Of course, this trend is for the young and confident, energetic and a little quirky. 


That is why I won't be caught dead with those polka dots (heck, it'll draw too much attention). I'll be lurking in the shadows... 






Images mainly obtained from Style.com


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