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CIFF Kids: Spring/Summer- 2013

Trend Descriptions Spring/Summer 2013:

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair recently released its fresh trends and concepts for KID’S WEAR, for the season of Spring/Summer 2013. Check the forecast below for trend descriptions on patterns, colors and design that would rule during next year.

Forecast Courtesy: CIFF

GAUCHO

Equestrian, Burned, Leather, Dust, The Pampas, Matador, Tailoring

The Gaucho kid is like the Sundance Kid: searching for a sunny lifestyle with beautiful horses, beautiful women and beautiful freedom. And just like the Kid is a gentleman and a criminal, our Gaucho trend is full of contradictions like lace and leather, bright and burned colors, Mexico and the Midwest, gringos and cowboys, high drama and a quiet, simple life. Not simple as in cheap, but as in quality: maroon leather ages with beauty, and the best wool will last forever. In Gaucho, men and women dress alike in felt hats and tuff belts, knitted vests and white shirts with rolled-up sleeves. No one leaves home without a scarf. The color scheme stretches from light beige to dark mahogany combined with crisp white, dusty purple, denim blue and bright red and the atmosphere is a proud, honest and Silverado way of living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Olé!

VENICE 79’

Surf, Denim, Prints, Washed colors, Boardwalk, Pinball, Cruising

Life is orange in Venice 79′. Love is in the air, and the surfer dudes are in the water, searching for the ultimate ride on the mavericks offshore. The shorts are short, the hair is long and the bubblegum tastes like watermelon. It is a high-five way of living, the age of innocence and a never-ending California dream. It is hot, hot summer nights wearing soft yellow, minty green, and purple like the electric sky, and it is light blue like the light mornings and warm grey like melting asphalt on long, lazy Sunday afternoons. So put on a colorful viper and bring out the fun and games for a disco day with friends, waves and roller-skating on the boardwalk. Venice 79′ is the days of our lives.

AUNT AUGUSTA’S SUMMER HOUSE

White shirts, Laid back, Garden play, Jackets, Straw hats, Laced dresses, Sophisticated, Gentleman sports

Like The Great Gatsby or the opening scene in Alice in Wonderland, Aunt Augusta’s Summer House is all about white dresses and polo shirts, charlatans and secrets, upstairs and downstairs, manners and misbehaving. The House is full of romantic memories, the furniture is kept in soft, shaded colors and it smells like rose leaves or bluebells or freshly ironed Egyptian cotton sheets. Outside in the garden, the girls are giggling and their soft hair is brushed every night with a hundred strokes. Today it is braided and topped with a silk bow or Aunt Augusta’s infamous flower garlands. The ladies wear laced dresses and straw hats with white ribbons. The gentlemen wear jackets with a vest and a white shirt. It is the same procedure as last year at Aunt Augusta’s Summer House – with afternoon tea served in the garden, laid-back conversations and a game of croquet. Aunt Augusta’s family is one of great fun and great traditions.

JUNGLE EXPLORER

Outdoors, Technical, Repellent, Humidity, Camouflage, Mangrove, Functionality

It is hot and humid in the jungle. The Range Rover has a spare wheel and the boots are practical because you never know what to expect in the forest of the unknown. When exploring the jungle, looking for rare species of flowers and animals, the right gear is of utmost importance. The backpacks are waterproof and camouflaged, the khaki jackets and vests have numerous pockets for holding extra knifes, band aid and the antidote for poisonous snake bites. The jungle explorer knows his life depends on what he wears, so the materials are tough, the cuts practical, the colors low-key and the prints imitate the animals he is searching for. It is a hunt for fun and games and it takes place in a danger zone of dark waters and impassable tracks. We set our special watches: it is time to go and explore!

Other CIFF Posts:

CIFF Kids: Trends for Autumn/Winter 2012-2013

CIFF Men & Women: Trends for Autumn/Winter 2012

Color Trends & Ideas

Pantone Fashion Color Report- Spring 2012

For all those who have been eagerly waiting for next year’s Spring Fashion Color Report, here are the inputs. Like always, Pantone has come up with a mesmerizing range of colors to be used for Fashion. I am sure you all are going to love it!

Forecast courtesy: Pantone

For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences, showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles — from free and playful to light and breezy, and contemporary classics. Colors likewise reflect these differing moods, encapsulating vivid brights, soft muted tones and fun-loving pastels. “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “They have learned how color can help them alter a mood, while providing the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations.”

Courtesy: Pantone

Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring.

Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power radiates warmth and cheer.

Fanciful Bellflower, a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity.

Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret is a sensual and intense rosy-red — an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics.

Sodalite Blue, a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette.

Cockatoo, a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will make a statement this spring.

Margarita, a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow.

Reminiscent of a blossoming garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe.

Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s brights. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel, and Starfish, a perfect warm summer neutral, complement all colors featured in this season’s top 10.

For an ultra-bold look this spring, try mixing Bellflower with Tangerine Tango and Cabaret. Combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Cockatoo for a subtle alternative, or Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Driftwood for a more practical variation. Solar Power is best juxtaposed with Sodalite Blue, and for a safer bet, add a natural neutral like Starfish to the mix.

Courtesy: Pantone

Similar to the women’s palette, men’s hues take a bright and playful approach to spring 2012, with yellow and orange continuing to make a statement. Brave, bold colors like Tangerine Tango and Solar Power are the perfect confidence boosters. Combine them with Sodalite Blue for a more balanced look, or weave in warm neutral Starfish for a safer, more subdued look. Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations. Vivid Hawaiian Ocean adds sparkle to any attire. Pair it with Dazzling Blue to lift basic blues to new heights. Vintage Khaki, a timeless yet quintessential classic, is best paired with Granita, a full-bodied and robust deep red. Breezy Tradewinds creates the perfect combination for spring with Dazzling Blue and Grass Green. This sporty yet classic golf green is sure to be a hit in active sportswear.