A return to innocence manifests itself within the majesty and intrigue of the forest. Epic children’s literature and the romance of idyllic, natural ways of life are underpinned by resurgences of fantasy ideals within cinema, fashion and design.
The 1970s influences that appeared for S/S 11 will continue to develop for fall. Wide or flared legs for pants, and longer hemlines for skirts and dresses will replace skinny or body-con styles. The look will be looser and easier, yet still elegant and sophisticated.
The material excesses of the pre-recession society are forgotten, in favour of a humble, wholesome existence. Pleasure is found in relationships, community and life experience; a utilitarian revival begins, placing emphasis on style based on authenticity and timelessness instead of conspicuous and needless consumption.
Traditional styles blend with contemporary visions in a trend influenced by the rich and vibrant country of India. New India inspires a cosmopolitan lifestyle, while national pride is embodied in an unwavering devotion to cricket and travellers seeking out unique cultural experiences.
Technology and simplicity combine in response to a compelling need for a fuss free, efficient way of life. The extreme formations of deconstructivist architecture and the visionary designs of retro futurism join for a juxtaposition of linear compositions and fluid lines.