Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Fashion goes 'Dotty'

Polka dots are one of those trends that seem to repeatedly make a come back to the fashion world. Polka dots were seen in an assortment of sizes on the Fall 2011 runways by such designers as Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Jeremy Laing to just name a few. Designers have taken the polka dot trend to the next level through layered fabrics, rich textures and solid colours. The polka dot trend has been seen all over magazine spreads as well as on celebrities at red carpet events. I have referenced all of the above in images at the bottom of this post.

To begin with I will share with you pieces that I have designed incorporating polka dots. After looking back at my past collections I came to the realisation that I had designed a polka dot piece in each of my collections. I certainly am a fan of this trend! 

Below is my 'I'm going dotty' coat and dress ensemble. This is one of my favourite designs. I had it made up in a couple of prints; floral and polka dots. I have lined the coat in the same polka dot fabric as the dress. I feel so feminine and flirty when I wear this outfit.

Look 2 was designed for my first collection. I was immediately attracted to the subtle embossed polka dot fabric that I used on the neckline, waistband and bolero.

Another of my past designs that I dug out of the closet is this fun polka dot hooded top. I love the colours of this fabric! 

You might be familiar with the vest shot in look 4 as I wore it with my bubbles skirt in a previous post. I wanted to shoot the complete suit as it really makes quite a different statement when worn as a suit. I had fun mixing and matching different textured fabrics whilst designing this suit.
I have to tell you, the white sculptured shoes might look uncomfortable but believe me, they are the most comfortable pair I own!

     Polka Dots Fashion Trend Fall/Winter 2011-2012

Above images courtesy of style.com
Let's go 'dotty' shopping!

1-Coeur à la Crème Dress , $81AUD  http://www.modcloth.com/
2-MARNI POLKA DOT SKIRT, $300AUD  http://www.brownsfashion.com   
3- SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL Polka-dot silk-blend cardigan, $530AUD http://www.net-a-porter.com
4-Polka Dot Flutter Shorts $198US http://shop.aliceandolivia.com
5-Navy polka dot dress $37.86AUD,  http://www.dorothyperkins.com
6- Baily Jo polka dot pencil skirt , $37AUD,  http://www.shopruche.com
7-TOM SCOTT POLKA DOT SWEATER , $275AUD,  http://www.lagarconne.com
8-TOPSHOP POLKA DOT WIDE LEG TROUSERS, $90USD, http://us.topshop.com

2-JETS BY JESSIKA ALLEN  Classique polka-dot bikini: Top $157.75AUD , Bottoms $92AUD, http://www.net-a-porter.com
3-ASOS Pillbox Polka Dot Hat, $15.80AUD,  http://www.asos.com
4- MIU MIU red polka dot peep toe platform clogs , $340AUD, http://www.bluefly.com
5-SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL polka dot blouse $195AUD, http://www.my-wardrobe.com
6-FADED BLUE POLKA DOT FLAT TOP SUNGLASSES, $25.25AUD, http://us.topshop.com

I had to share these gorgeous shots of Blake Lively from a shoot with Glamour Magazine. She pulled off these 60's inspired polka dot looks with perfect elegance. 

Below Emma Stone shoots for Elle covered perfectly in polka dots. 
Emma wears above a dotted tulle Stella McCartney blouse, Emilio Cavallini tights and Sergio Rossi Shoes. 

Images: Elle Magazine.


Thanks for sharing this 'dotty' post. 
Have a great week!

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