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Get on trend for the new season

PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 September 2011

Boy meets girl. Saint Tropez at Vanilla

Boy meets girl. Saint Tropez at Vanilla

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In two weeks’ time retailers and designers will showcase their autumn and winter collections at Norwich Fashion Week. Emma Harrowing takes a sneak peek at next season’s big trends.

There are only two weeks to go before the independent retailers fashion show opens the second Norwich Fashion Week and already there is a buzz of excitement about what will the main trends of the week.

Berry colours, retro looks and knitwear all featured heavily on the catwalks in London, Paris and Milan and it looks like these trends will come through at Norwich Fashion Week.

Then there is the androgynous style as girls become boys with chinos, shirts and paired down cardigans or blazers, and the transitional summer to autumn look as this season’s maxi skirt becomes next season’s must-have item when it is layered with a compulsory knit.

Texture is also a trend. Quilted jackets bring the country look to the city, and faux fur adds a glamorous retro look.

Talking of retro styles, vintage is tipped to be a big trend at Norwich Fashion Week with 1950s and 1960s attire required for the special screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Cinema City, vintage looks from Poppy Valentine at the launch fashion show, and a vintage vibe from Antidote, Goldfinches and Prim Vintage at the Norwich Lanes fashion show, not to mention the vintage day at The Library Restaurant.

The high street is also following a retro revival. Mini skirts and dresses inspired by the 1960s Twiggy look and 1930s glamour are part of many collections from the main stores and the new silhouette is classic, confident and deliciously alluring.

See the Life Matters preview of some of the trends tipped to be top of the style list at fashion week by clicking on the photo gallery link at the top right of this page.


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