Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Extreme Cut Outs - View2 September Issue, By Sidney Rhule.

Extreme Cut Outs is one of the trend concepts from Denim Most Wanted - View2.

Carefully cut, graffiti drawn, hand made with love.

When can you say that too much is too much?
Not in this case, as we see the revival of a personalised and customised energy.
Extreme cut outs is very much in the trends at the moment, as we move on from slashing and shredding into a statement which is much more exposing and expressive.

Remember not to be afraid, there is no room for modesty here!

True Millennials - 'Mamo' from Costa Rica to Amsterdam

There is definitely something happening at the moment, I am meeting more and more people who have outstanding hair statements combined with an abundance of Millennial energy.

The colour of the moment has to be a certain shade of blue.
Fresh with new experiences and a motivation to change the world through doing and not just commenting.

I've met a few of them in the recent months and its great to feel their vibe. 
The Millennials I have met are:
Ready to take on new challenges, 
Mobility is an important recurring element,
They all have in common that they are not afraid to move,
They are not defined by borders,
They refer to themselves as citizens based on the country they currently live in, while acknowledging their international or European status.
They are full of discoveries as they look into their new temporary surroundings to decipher the hidden codes.

Mamo - Maria -Amelia - Bonellia - Molina is from Costa Rica

She has had red hair, blonde hair, green hair and now settling on her blue twist.

When I asked her what did her parents think?

She replied, "that her mother thought that this was just a phase!"

Classic! - Unfortunately for her mother, this phase is quite well settled now, its really part of her identity.

Thanks for taking part!
Enjoy SRx

Denim Most Wanted - View2 - September Issue. By Sidney Rhule

The seventies trend is proving be a period that resonates from the catwalks of luxury brands to the steady flow of updates of the main players in high-street.

Consumers who are more than familiar with these flared and often hippie look statements are enjoying the reinvented revival. Flares are not just flares, it is about the new colours, soft fading, and unique wash features, in combination with new styling and retro 70's details. One of the main connection between "The 70's Manifesto and contemporary style, has to be a current interest in excessive volume.

The 'Volume' message is alive and establishing a key place in the denim trends.
Think large, wide and loose.

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Above is an extract from View2 Denim Most Wanted. By Sidney Rhule.

Main Picture extra Large 70's Flares by Guess, worn by Roberta Fabbri.
Insert top. Oversized shirt dress worn by Ame Pearce and High waist vintage inspired mens style trousers by Calick denim, Turkey.

Thanks again to all those who took part.
Enjoy SRx

Monday, 5 October 2015

Denim Most Wanted By Sidney Rhule in View2 magazine.

The new issue of View 2 is out and running!

As fashion weeks across the world come to a close, the moment has come to check on which style statements and looks are truly the new emerging trends for next season.

In my article in the new issue of View2, I focus in on several key style concepts for SS2016.
The starting point is a combination of artistic daring and creative flair..... Extreme cut outs!

Taking into account this winters' trend of shredding and distressing to the max, we see the evolution into "Extreme cut outs" and also "raw edge" cutting.
In my concept I focus on 4 fashionistas who combine a little more creativity of their own, including staying up all night, to finish those totally "One of a kind hand drawn jeans".
'Anam'- (her street name,) did this, to be sure to express her 'all time favourite' Spanish Rap groups. Maybe as a challenge to the "Straight Outta Compton" message!

There are also the 'Pollock' style paint splashes, which are in turn challenged by 'full cut out' legs, displaying much more than a "Bit of Knee!"

Definitely something to work on during the winter months. Remember to get you 'knee action' right in time for spring or be warned!

Enjoy! x SR

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The idividuals of Style - Trendy Doubles "Denim Most Wanted."

At the recent Denim by Premiere vision in Barcelona, new shapes in volume denim are gathering momentum. form loose legs, customised dungarees, and new custom made patchwork denim details.

You can see here the highlight in womenswear, with a vintage Levi's on the left and a custom patched on the right side.

Look out for the full report trend in the next issue of Denim Most Wanted in View 2 Magazine. launching in September.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Amsterdam Street style, Extreme flares. - Kelly Connor, Denim Editor Vogue US.

Extreme volume, extreme flares are becoming part of a quiet "Pants Revolution".

The recent catwalk shows have all featured pants with fantastic volume and a seventies swagger was evident from Gucci to Anna Sui. This is more than a revival style it is definitely a top trend for the stylish massive!

The best of these styles, play with a 70's true blue colour, while other go all out on details too. featuring twin needle top-stitching, brushed and double stitched seams, hem have been sewn up and then let down, to highlight the faded areas and bright blue colours underneath.

Look out for this in the coming Fall Winter 15 season and also an overflow of this look into the Spring Summer 16 directions.

The mysteries of androgynous dressing are not intertwined here. This is purely a statement in ultimate femininity. 
As the volume trend tries to break the grip of the skinny, super slim fit jeans of last season, we need to make way in your wardrobes for the slim fit, flared, hybrid update. 
The flared jean was always predicted to come back, boot cut, wide leg, 'Patte de Elephant', and now we have it we are into extreme flares.

Kelly Connor, the denim Editor for Vogue US, was at the KingPin show, when we spotted her stylish strides. Slim cut on the waist and thighs and then 'boooooom', an explosion of volume from the knee to the hem.

Thanks for taking part.
Enjoy SR x

Monday, 20 July 2015

Denim Premiere Vision - Extreme Flares - Roberta Fabbri - Guess.

Do you remember how you can always tell a true Millennial 'trendsetter'? ....
Not by her flares, but definitely by her hair colour!
The touch of blue, highlights Roberta's wild side!

Look out for my trend report,  Denim Most Wanted, in View2 Magazine. Out in beginning September 2015.