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CIFF Trends: Autumn/Winter 2012

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair recently released its fresh trends and concepts for the Autumn/Winter of 2012. The approach to design this time is classic, effortless, close to nature, retro and somewhat supreme.

Check the forecast below for an absolute picture on patterns, colors and design that would rule during the end of this year.

Forecast Courtesy: CIFF

NEW ROMANTICS: It’s a candy colored world for picture perfect ladies and gentlemen

Color: New Romantics

A whimsical air of youthful charm surrounds the New Romantics. Delicate pastels and vibrant acid nuances take centre stage in a fairy tale universe of frivolity and young romance, while buoyant silhouettes and ultra-light materials highlight a fresh elegance. A classic approach to dressing is seen in clear-cut, dainty shapes for women, which revisit the sophistication of Mid-Century smartness. It is a macaroon-colored world of magic and grace. On the men’s side, a quietly rebellious 1960s spirit meets the playfulness of 1920s summer attire and sees the creation of a refined young gentleman with a worldly edge and a penchant for camel.

Men: New Romantics

Women: New Romantics

WILD THINGS: For the natives of the Earth, nature is a walk-in wardrobe

Color: Wild Things

A longing for the natural is what drives the Wild Things. Blues are likened to the ocean and the sky, while the greys and whites of mountains make out a calm palette base. Chunky knits pay homage to the nomads of the north, while the warm colors of South American tribal wear appear on prints and patterns. An effortless approach to dressing is seen on the women’s side where the swathing of cozy materials around the body is key. The use of leathers and furs cements the natural feeling. Performance wear is the focal point for our man, who adopts the bohemian and sporty sense of styling of a modern-day traveler.


Men: Wild Things

Women: Wild Things

RETRO MANIACS: The rebels of today apply some beats to the swinging 60s

Color: Retro Maniacs

The free-spirited, upbeat minds of the Retro Maniacs give them their distinct sense of style. Multiple multi-colored prints embody their universe and pay tribute to the patterns of the 1960s. A rebellious attitude is evident in the reworking of classic silhouettes and a re-imagined celebration of the old. Burgundy, auburn and mustard play tag with tartans and tweeds in an utterly British sense of styling. The arty nature of our woman is exemplified in a quirky attitude to dresses and skirts, which appears both boyish and Boho chic, while in the men’s division, the mood is set for mod.

Men: Retro Maniacs

Women: Retro Maniacs

 SEVENTY SOMETHINGS: Throw a little glitter on it with the evening’s finest crowd

Color: Seventy Somethings

A sense of 1970s glamor and sophistication rules supreme for our Seventy Somethings. Deep purples and reds are contrasted with black, gold and orange in the shimmer of disco balls and cocktail rings, while striking silhouettes are cut in the sumptuous materials of evening dresses and tailored suits. These are the lounge lovers of the luxury world. Studio 54 is the backdrop for our dazzling queens of the night, who sparkle in sequins, fur and killer heels. A sexy air of ruggedness describes our cosmopolitan playboy, who values double-breasted suits, roll necks and a smart sports car above all.

Men: Seventy Somethings

Women: Seventy Somethings


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    June 12, 2012

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