Gavin Norton

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Autumn/Winter 2012 Top Trends

With the stores loading in their Autumn/Winter stock and the weather turning sour, here’s my pick of Fall’s hottest (well coldest) trends…

The Trouser Suit



Stella McCartney

Wide Leg Leather Trousers

Proenza Schouler


Dries Van Noten


Haider Ackermann

Gothic Romanticism


Puffer Jackets

Peter Pilotto

Oversized Silhouettes

Jil Sander

1960’s Print

Miu Miu

Over Embellishment


Avant Garde

Alexander McQueen


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Fashion’s Dangerous Game

As high end designers continuously put in hours of effort, love and care into their products, the high street stores are producing knockoffs in a matter of weeks. So is it better that we spend a large amount of money on a valuble item, or is it ok to buy the cheaper version from the high street? In my opinion buying a high street product may eventually cost the same amount as a high end product. For example after you fork out a whopping €2,ooo on a Prada bag, you most certainly may not be going shopping the following week. When buying a high street product, it is likely you may be in the same store buying something new the next week, and end up throwing out those purchases after a year or two while the good quality of your Prada bag may still be as good as new! of course it is easy to spend money in a high street store without the bank balance guilt, but after you have ran out of the store with a few new jackets and €300 less in your wallet, you have practically bought a few high street pieces with a high end price tag. So what is the difference?

Lets take a look at some of the high street designer knockoffs this season:


River Island


River Island

Miu Miu


Mary Katrantzou



River Island

Stella McCartney

River Island - Gavin Norton



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The Way To Wear Your Bag Next Season

For next season designers have decided to concentrate on the bag. When Miuccia Prada showed her fascinating (as usual) collection in Milan, she had her models pout down the runway holding their bags up to their chest, as if it was a safety guard holding all their possesions. Isn’t that what a woman’s bag is anyway? This trend has spread through the streets and celebrity world already as I saw Alexa Chung carrying out the same thing at the Cannes Film Festival.

Prada Fall/Winter 2011

Alexa Chung in vintage Balenciaga

Louis Vuitton, Celine and Miu Miu had different visions for how a bag should be held. According to their shows, handles will not be needed next season. Of course a bag has to have a handle for the option, but why do we have to use it?

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011

Celine Fall/Winter 2011

Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2011


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Fall 2011 Trend Predictions

1940’s – The sunglasses might look 60’s, but the silhouette screams 40’s.

Miu Miu

1960’s –  Burberry’s fall show gave the essence of 60’s London.

Burberry Prorsum

1970’s –  Three words, fur, fur, fur.


Ladylike Shapes – Cinched waists and accentuated hips. Ladylike is back!

Marc Jacobs

Peplum – Jil Sander mastered it last season, now every designer has joined in.

Christian Siriano

Masculine vs Feminine – Menswear with a feminine touch. Guys and Dolls’ has hit the runways!

Dolce and Gabbana

Mixing Prints – Go crazy and make it your own.

Dries van Noten

Faux Fur – The best way to go this season, and it’s cheaper!


Polka Dots – They are everywhere. You cannot go through the season without them.

David Koma

Sequins – Brighten up your wardrobe with this seasons bold and defined sequins.

Louis Vuitton

Cerise –  A bright color for those dull days.


Kimono – Forget your coat. It’s all about the Kimono.

John Galliano

Emerald –  Deep and rich, perfect for everyday wear.


Patent –  Want to stand out from the crowd? Absolutely anything patent will do that for you.

Louis Vuitton

Bold Blue – Anything and everything will have a variation in blue next season.


Python – Dress up from head to toe!


Red – Every show had it, and so will every wardrobe.

Michael Kors

Wide Brimmed Hats –  Perfect accessory for a bad hair day!


White – If you don’t stain it, it’s with you for life.

Alexander McQueen


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Model Material

Lindsey Wixson is one of this seasons ‘breakout models’. Known for her defined ‘bee sting’ pout and gapped front teeth, she has managed to land major campaigns such as Alexander McQueen and Miu Miu. She began modeling in 2009 after leaving Wichita, Kansas were she was born and bred. At the age of 15, esteemed photographer Steven Meisel hand picked her for a shoot with Italian Vogue, opening many more doors for her to lead the way. For fall she walked 44 runway shows in New York, Milan and Paris and had her first major magazine cover for i-D. She is currently with Marilyn model agency, and one more thing….she is only 16!

Lindsay Wixson

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Miu Miu’s E-store

The time has finally come for Miu Miu to open an online store featuring a larger collection of shoes, bags, ready to wear and accessories to cast your eyes on. From leather to loafers, jewels to jackets, this e-store is available to a wide range of countries.  Not only can you drewl over the pictures of the silk satin and sexy clothes but you can also watch the fashion show, click on the outfit you like and buy it. Could shopping be anymore simple?

Miu Miu SS/11 Campaign

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