Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Jazz Age

FINALLY i've got round to purchasing my favourite fashion magazine 'Elle'. I don't usually buy magazines anymore, what with being a poor student, but I always like to get Elle & Vogue when they include 'Runway 'Edits'. I do quite like the trend forecaste for Spring/Summer 2012, from what I can gather, there seems to be alot of hype for futuristic, almost 'Star Trek' like themes, sportswear, pastel colours &50's inspired shapes. One of my favourite trends I noticed that I am going to mention in my first trend analysis post is the 'Jazz Age', 1920's-esque trend, featuring flapper dresses, drop waists, sequins and beads, art deco prints and fringing. 

(Another reason I picked this trend first was from recently watching 'The Artist'. I would now really like to own the wardrobe of character Peppy Miller..)

Below: my moodboard..
Inspiration: Designers such as Roberto Cavalli & Alverta Ferretti, artists such as Klimt and Erte, 1920's fashion illustrations and film inspiration 'The Artist'.  

These are my own fashion illustrations, first pencil sketched, scanned into my laptop and worked into illustrator. The left image is my from a Gucci s/s 2012 dress, the image on the right is a Roberto Cavalli s/s 2012 dress.(Fringing is particularly difficult to do on illustrator..)


  1. i love this whole trend! your illustrations are lovely too.

  2. I awarded you with the Versatile blogger award, check it out here:

    You have a really cute blog, keep it up. (: x