The Trend Show of the ILM :
Bags and Fashion
... as well as something for the
Football World Cup !
Elegant - yet relaxed
Fashion reflects its beauty in simplicity. Less artful, more relaxed and sportful,
nevertheless rather decorative. Naturalness is the central topic. We encounter
ingenious ways of leather processing - prewashed, felt, crashed, brushed - all
that to gain an unusual and absolutely interesting vintage design or the liked
grip 'as soft as butter'. Even the colours seem to imitate nature: shades of leather,
earth and sand, colours borrowed from plants and flowers result in a harmonious
and friendly array.
Yet nature is not sheer! Adornment and decoration are a must, instead of glitter
and strass come ethnically inspired wooden beads, old metal decoration, rivets,
leather blossoms and fringes, tunnels, print designs and embroideries to gain
attractiveness for the new bag fashion.
Incognito: bricks, asphalt, and steel. Black and foggy grey, chalky white,
concrete beige, steel blue, and silver.
Genuine, pure, authentic. Wood and
earth, straw and bast, grass and moss.
A spring day setting out, bursting buds.
Bright and soft pastel shades and the green of May. Fresh white and sky-blue.
The deep sun of Africa, glowing heat,
exotic. Burnt soil-brown, ebony, gold,
violet, sunset glow, and fern-green.
Coral and turquoise as decoration.
Splendidly blossoming summer gardens,
colourful, lively, fragrant. Bright yellow,
orange, azalea, rose red, Jasmine, and
Urban Chic : Soft and strong
Big city architecture, modern galleries. Fashion discovers the chic of simplicity,
dispenses with pomp and glamour, plays with the contrast "so gentle - so strong",
is both female and emancipated, non-tensed and pleasantly natural.
Linen combinations, crease and crash effects, uni-coloured fabrics with structures,
denim and georgette are the fashion. Swinging skirts and waist-fitting jackets
remind us of the "New Look" by Dior. Smooth, transparent skirts form a contrast
to correct short blazers or stylish uniform jackets. Graphic cuts for dresses get
a sensational note by geometric designs.
Accessories give both a strong and soft attribute to the overall effect in appearance.
Bags are present by their sheer size and effect. Original classics mutate to
attractive city bags by sportful accents and impressive decorative details.
Small bags with handles stand for retro fashion. Their feminine appearance is
reached by the material being pleated and gathered, by pearly lustre or wipe
effects. Extravagant embossings, noble lizard and reptile designs stand for an
exquisite style. The attachment to all natural characteristics brings about rough
leather, mat grainings, braidings, linen and bast. Accessories and clasps are
stylish and elegant.
Pretty Girl : Clean & Fresh
The world is a beautiful dream. Alice in Wonderland, enchanting flower gardens,
dreamy meadows. A girlish and fabulous fashion.
Laces, frills and flounces, lingerie look ranging from bodice to petti-coat.
Soft meadow flowers, designs with blossoms and butterflies, fresh cotton piques,
nostalgic lace trimmings and edge Ornaments. Swinging skirts in country-look with
short bodices or wide country blouses. All in a girlish romanticism. In combination
with jeans and denim this look is fit for everyday.
Natural leather types, linen, and canvas. Lace ornaments, punch patterns,
handicraft like so-called 'mouseteeth' - a crochet design - or stitched edges,
beads and pretty embroideries are typical design elements. Little girl-bags that
look like crochet works with short grips, simple pouches, flap bags and shoppers
are authentic. Gardener's bags of bast, baskets of sisal complete the variety.
Delicate meadow flowers, happy summer flowers, birds and butterflies are
embroidered, printed or appliqued. Bamboo and wooden grips emphasise the
touch of naturalness. The lining with cheerful designs underlines the decorative
effect. Blossoms, little hearts or butterflies are simply a must as pendants for
Ethno Adventure : Fancy & Fantasy
The world is an adventure. The journey leads us from Africa to the souks of
Marrakech. Then a stop-over in Woodstock in reminiscence of Flower Power.
Finally a Cuba Libre on Jamaica. Rhythm and the splendour of colours evoke emotions.
Safari jackets with casual cargo pants, hippie skirts, gipsy blouses, big shawls,
ankle-length dresses, vests and ponchos. Tattoo designs, patterns of animal skins,
the designs of snakes, wild-cats or batik cannot deny their African heritage. Hippie
attributes can be seen in wild patchworks, photo designs, rich embroideries and
fringes. Splendid Jacquards, tile designs and Paisleys on pure silk give an oriental
Big, supple, unconstructed: pouches, sacs, and shoppers. Still oblong formats,
however in imaginative design. New impulses are reached by natural leather types
in used look, prewashed, coarse leather in buffalo design, irregular dying effects,
crease- and crash effects, rough surfaces. Animal prints, snakes, crocodile, and
lizards complete the impression. An abundance of applications through ornaments
and embroidery, however less splendid and less iridescent, but borrowed from nature
and artfully designed: ivory, animals' teeth and horn, cork and bamboo, feathers,
rivets and beads. Braidings, fringes, tufts, tunnels, ribbons, cords, and stitched
edges decorate the ethno bags.
Further information on ILM Offenbach
I.L.M.Winter Styles 2006
Further trend reports see :
LMC Lingerie & Beachwear Trends Spring/Summer 2006
100. GDS - Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2006
100. GDS - Shoe ABC Spring/Summer 2006
CPD Trends Spring/Summer 2006
Pret-A-Porter, Paris : Key Trends Spring/Summer 2006
To the Fashion Fair Calendar 2006
Latest Trends see Titel Page !
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