WGSN know all there is to know about future trends. They predict what’s going to be hot next season, next year and probably the one after that! Deputy catwalk editor Jayne Bibby stopped by for a chat……
What’s on your wish-list at the moment?
Having just seen the autumn/winter 13/14 shows in London and now Milan on my autumn wish list is everything from Topshop Unique and the longer-line skater skirt and astrakhan bomber combo from Ports 1961, astrakhan seems to be having a moment just now and I’m determined to get my hands on some.
Describe your own personal style?
Simple, sleek and quite tailored, I like to alternate between skinny trouser shapes, leather pencils and cute pleated skirts, retaining a smart aesthetic but with a feminine and girly edge injected through printed blouses, colour blocked tees and Breton stripes. I love to add colour through perfectly painted nails and a strong lip in red, fuchsia or plum.
Which trends will you be working this season?
The 60s monochrome looks for spring are a favourite of mine in graphic black and white, clashing stripes and checks for a bold, yet easy to achieve look that be worn as a transitional look and carried through to high summer. Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton did it so well on the runways!!
Tell us about your favourite dress and what you love about it?
I have a gorgeous navy, fit and flare dress decorated with a blistered texture – it’s so feminine and cute and also so easy to wear – I love it even more when people mistake it for an Alaia – just don’t tell them where it’s really from…………………….*whispers* Topshop!!
Your favourite under-rated brand?
I think it’s got to be H&M, the newly refurbed store in Oxford Circus has a clean and luxe feel in the bright white interior. The current collection looks amazing – so many pieces that have a high-end finish with their chunky knits looking particularly strong and oh so affordable!!
Thanks so much Jayne.xx