Trend Report – Spring Summer 2015

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Dolce and Gabbana - SS15 Milan - beauty trends

By Fareeha Qayoom

Dolce and Gabbana - SS15 Milan - beauty trends

Dolce and Gabbana – SS15 Milan – beauty trends

Clothes are essential, every day and routine, they also serve as tribal markers, as a uniform belonging to a particular group, culture or section of society, to describe a particular period of history, and as a work of art.

This journey will never end as long as we (humanity) are around. So yes, I have always been interested in clothes and fashion – not only for its historic or cultural value but purely because I like to observe how people choose to express themselves through their clothes.

I have never followed fashion blindly or ever been called a fashion victim by my peers but still fashion remains one of my abiding interests – since I have started learning to sew, I have become interested in history of fashion as well. Nowadays, I am sporadically researching on things like who set the trend or wore the first navy inspired striped tee with jeans (haven’t found the answer yet!) or why I like the original Doc Martens shoes – because of its military inspired design or why is denim so popular? Etc.,

I have many favorite designs that have been around forever and I wear them regardless of what’s hot or not… I wear all the cuts and silhouettes– wide, narrow, tapered, flared, fitted, skinny, relaxed, boot cut, kick flared, cigarette with all kinds of lengths mini, midi and maxi – it actually depends on my mood, not what’s currently hot, so no, I no longer religiously follow the fashion weeks across the fashion capitals of the world for trend forecasting or for personal wardrobe choices – it’s more for its curiosity value now. I still tune in.

So here’s what’s going to be hot or cool next year in spring and summer… Enjoy.

SS15 trends

  • Wide leg pants
  • Kick flare jeans
  • Culottes
  • Tapered, cigarette pants
  • Duster coats
  • Long, lean silhouette
  • Long white dress (LWD)
  • Sheer, nude, see-through, peek a boo tops or bottoms with strategic embellishments
  • Lots of skin on show with cut-out detailing, bralets, and low necklines
  • Sportswear crossing over to daywear, work clothes and on the street
  • Technical fabrics like mesh
  • White on white top to bottom – monochrome dressing is back
  • Military influences like utility pockets
  • 1970s inspirations – summer of love – flares, platform shoes, glitter, center parting (hair)
  • Sporty platform sandals
  • Fringes, feathers, ruffles
  • Halter necks
  • Cat eyes and dramatic splash of color on the eyes
  • Huge prints – nature inspired florals, big, bold color drenched geometric prints – stripes, gingham, plaids
  • Gladiator sandals
  • Sneakers or trainers paired with daywear
  • Colors – poster colors like yellow, orange, green, white, pastels
  • Asymmetric – spliced fabrics, bias cut, uneven hemlines, one shoulder garments
  • Color block
  • Denim
  • Beauty – braids, pony tails, center parting, natural soft curls, doll lashes, cat eyes, straight hair, temporary tattoos, face art













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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
The publisher and editor-in-chief for and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), Fareeha is currently working at a media company as Content development Manager (or as they call it, the managing editor); she also served as the managing editor for Valuemag (Jan 08-July 09 – Print editions Valuemag 1-13). She has over 15 years of solid management experience in managing products, brands, projects, processes, staff, customers, vendors and time, plus, she has a MSc degree in Economics (and Business Administration) from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA and BA from Kinnaird. She also freelanced for The News on Sunday (1994-95). chronicles some of her work – editing, writing, reporting and print and online media management. (1994-to date).


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