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It has been an exciting week with fashion weeks and
after parties raging around the world. So, what’s trending for the upcoming
AW/12 and SS/13 seasons? It’s what I call “eclectic retroism.”

As seen in G.P.P.R.’s AW/12 look (above), we can expect lots of
striped chunky knits in a true Brit silhouette with an outdoorsy, almost into
the woods feel. Colors long for the calm natural habitat of South American
mountain ranges, while the rebellious spirit of the Sixties revives multi-color
prints. Deep purples and reds on black and gold with a sparkle of the disco
ball reminisce of the Seventies.

For spring/summer 2013, rebellion turns radical as trends go “old
school” with floral prints, scoop neck tees, and sun-bleached denims.
Colors appear vibrant like the flavors of a refreshing gelato in the summer
heat: strawberry, spearmint, melon, limeade, and blueberry. Tailoring is
geometric, semi-formal, and sleek, influenced by sportswear and composed of
hybrid fabrics.

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