Here we are again - just getting our feet sunk into Autumn and along rolls in the Spring catwalks. Confusing? Off putting? Or a non-thought? The fact that next summer's designs are hitting the runways just as this summer is drawing to a close most likely doesn't cross the average person's mind. But, if you're a fashion junkie you can't help but keep your eyes glued to your computer screen as up to the minute shows are uploaded across the web. Who relies on fashion magazines for the latest designer looks when they are an unavoidable six months behind? It can all be a bit overwhelming to get your head around if you are trying to keep up with what's what. But, fret not my little lovelies because what they say is true: what goes around comes around - and next (next?) season is looking reassuringly familiar.
Derek Lam, for example, incorporated a whole host of my current favourite looks into his most recent collection that was recently shown in New York. Double denim, longer length shorts, and a new extended minimalism are all trends I'm just starting to sink my teeth into. Thank God they aren't being totally shoved out the door in favour of their dire opposites. The simplicity of a classic white shirt feels strangely modern. I've had the idea of the perfect version (one part modestly sheer and one part flatteringly drapey) floating around in my head for quite a while but I just haven't found one that fits the bill. But seeing them pop up all over NYFW has only further spurred my search. I'm tired of throw away fashion and pieces I wear once (if lucky) then shove under the bed only to be ebayed or oxfam'd off. The return of simple classic shapes is highly welcomed here. Just wear it with a bit of a twist - Lam favoured futuristic cuts and sci-fi ethereal Monet-on-acid prints (one of my favourite looks from the collection). The simple update managed to make a long sleeve loose fitting dress insanely covetable. Surely this isn't a revolutionary idea? But, nevertheless it has won top marks with me.