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Fashion Studies Journal

By Samantha Kanne

Table of Contents Pages 1 – 2: Historical Influence Page 3: Cosmetics Pages 4 – 7: Oscar’s Pages 8 – 9: Menswear Page 10: Street Style Pages 11 – 16: Home Trend Pages 17 – 18: Forecasting

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Entry #1

Historical Influence: The 1970s

Women in 1973

Some may see fashion from the 1970s as dowdy or ugly or cheesy but there are elements from the decade that are chic and classic and still current for today. Brands like A.P.C. are constantly taking inspiration from the decade’s more simplistic looks including flowing frocks, A-line, high waisted skirts, and strappy sandals. Beauty and accessories at A.P.C. are even pulled from the 1970s: straight, middle parted hair or wavy and luxurious locks. Rounded sunglasses and minimal satchels in brown leather are also very popular at the French label.

A.P.C. S/S 2014

A.P.C. S/S 2013

A.P.C. S/S 2014

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Classic 1970s labels like Diane von Furstenburg show nostalgia for the decade’s more glamorous, Studio 54 side inspired by Diane herself and Bianca Jagger while Derek Lam and Chloé showcase the casual and laidback side of the decade inspired by Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett from Charlie’s Angels with day dresses, wide leg denim jeans, and comfy, oversized jumpsuits.

Bianca Jagger

Chloé pre-fall 2011

DVF F/W 2013

Chloé F/W 2010

Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett

Derek Lam S/S 2011

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Entry #2

Cosmetics: Backstage at Monique Lhuillier Val Garland from MAC created a very soft and feminine look for Monique Lhuillier’s fall/winter 2014 show. “They need to look natural,” she said to Women’s Wear Daily. Creamblend blush in Poesy and Ladyblush was used across the model’s cheeks to create a slightly flushed and natural look. The hair was done by Moroccanoil’s Bob Recine who created another natural look to compliment the couture like makeup. The fly-aways around the girls’ face is intentional showing imperfections.

“Gamine Beauties Backstage at Monique Lhuillier” via WWD

Nails were done by Julie Kandelac for Essie. Kandelac used Muchi Muchi for the soft pink shade evoking cherry blossoms.

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Entry #3

Best Dressed at the 86th Academy Awards Julie Delpy in Jenny Packham Nominee – Best Adapted Screenplay for

Before Midnight

Julie Delpy wore a classic, 1930s-esque gown by New York designer Jenny Packham. The sleeves were cape-like and looked very elegant and classic when her hands were put on her hips. A beautiful jewel embroidery gathered everything at her waist making the dress look dramatic. Delpy accompanied the dress by styling her hair in soft waves, a red lip, and two silver rings. Her final look is understated and glamorous.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada Nominee / Winner – Best Lead Actress for 12 Years A Slave

Lupita Nyong’o turned the most heads with an ice blue Prada gown. Many references were made to Cinderella as the dress looks princess like. A simple triangle cut at the bosom added a very feminine look to the gown. From the waist down, Nyong’o’s dress was free flowing with a slight train at the back. Her headband acted as a tiara and she wore diamond earrings and a bracelet on her forearm.

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Trends at the Oscar’s

#1 New Nude

Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab

Sarah Paulson in Elie Saab Page 6

#2 Classic Black

Charlize Theron in Dior

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Emma Watson in Vera Wang Page 7

Entry #4

Menswear Work boots

With this winter being brutally cold, everyone went back to dressing for comfort and warmth rather than for looks. This includes men and their work boots: boots with a higher ankle and a thicker sole. Most guys pair them with cuffed, sturdy jeans. To complete the Marlon Brando and James Dean-esque look, a simple t-shirt and leather or jean jacket compliments the boots well. Most guys wearing this look are more active guys: guys who are out around town, like Dave Franco and David Beckham pictured on page 9. The look is also appropriate for things like motorcycle riding as demonstrated by motorcycle enthusiast Justin Theroux. Page 8

Justin Theroux

Dave Franco

David Beckham Page 9

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Street Style This is Maddie, a student. She describes her style as Alexa Chung meets a member of the Rolling

Stones. She is inspired by the music she listens to like Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Palma Violets, MGMT and, of course, the Rolling Stones. She shops at Nasty Gal, American Apparel, thrift shops and eBay. Maddie says she’s influenced by the 1960s. She loved baby doll dresses, ankle boots, slim trousers, little jackets and menswear blouses. Maddie is wearing Levi’s jeans, a thrifted blue

jean jacket, a thrifted blouse and Saint Laurent Paris ankle boots with Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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Entry #6

Home Fashions

Leafy jungle plants have been making appearances in interior design magazines and on blogs. They add a nice contrast to rather minimal bedrooms.

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Stella McCartney Resort 2011

Pencil skirt by Dolce & Gabbana

Modern floral prints have been around for a few seasons and, like the home furnishings trend, they look nice with minimal and classic silhouettes. Page 12

Pink pastels are an upcoming trend in interiors. It is perfect for this spring/summer 2014 season because pastels are one of the major trends. Page 13

Backstage at London Fashion Week S/S 2014

Emilia Wickstead S/S 2014

Pretty pink pastels are part of the pastel trend that is big this spring and summer season. Emilia Wickstead, Christopher Kane and Burberry have all demonstrated this trend.

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Classic stripes aren’t just for clothing. Many homes have been adding striped walls to offices and bathrooms as well as accents like rugs and pictures. Page 15

Blogger Trini G

Kirsten Dunst

Classic looks will always be on trend because they will never go away. Trini Gonzalez and Kirtsen Dunst demonstrate classic spring looks. Page 16

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Trend Forecasting Comfort Dressing In recent seasons, there has been a trend for clothing and accessories called “comfort dressing”. So many people are switching out their tight skinny jeans for wide leg pants, fitted jackets for over sized coats and heels for flat platform shoes. I believe that this trend won’t disappear for the fall/winter 2015 season.

Barbara Bui F/W 2014

Joseph F/W 2014

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Chloé F/W 2014

Hérmes F/W 2014

Sonia Rykiel F/W 2014

Designers like Chloé, Hérmes, The Row, Céline, Sonia Rykiel and Giorgio Armani have been showcasing over sized everything for the past few seasons. Prada seemed to be at the forefront of this trend back in 2011 with the famous flatform brogue shoe. With the 1990’s having a comeback, I believe that the minimal and oversized silhouettes will be here to stay for a few more seasons. Page 18

Fashion Studies Journal  

January - May 2014

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