CIFF Fashion Trends
Spring/Summer 2006 – Rich Land/DK
A wild desire for exuberance…a sun drenched explosion of colours! A dream of a languid movie star lounging in a lightweight rainbow robe at the edge of an immense California turquoise b lue swimming pool.
A panoramic, monochromatic orange view of the boardwalk under the palm trees, seen through a photographer’s lens. Also an orientalist technicolor spirit
borrowed from the new super luxurious hotels of Dubai. Above all a luminous theme dedicated to colour in all is richness.
For women: The pleasure of a vivid luminous range, treated in monochrome or gradation of the same nuance for a “colour bath” effect: Sunny orange, watery greens, transparent blues. Also orientalist bright colours to be interpreted in diluted gradation or else in an even more flashy manner with the addition of gold.
For men: A recoloured tropical spirit range with lagoon greens, sunny orange, cocktail grenadine red. White adds a dash of luminous freshness for the bases.
Fluid, ultra-lightweight solid coloured fabrics such as chiffon, voile, pongee and also cotton veils, cotton poplin, linen. Lightened technical materials make a comeback. Importance of shiny aspects with very smooth satins, lacquered fabrics but also fine, crackly fabrics such as taffeta. Very rich jacquards of oriental inspiration and over abundance of ornamental techniques associating jacquard motives, beads and applied. Coloured denim, cotton and fluid linen. Stretch swimsuit fabrics. Importance of patterns: – An 80’s spirit with flat tints of graphic colours.
Miami beach style with rainbow coloured gradations, coloured stripes, kitsch post cards, and panoramic patterns, mixes of exuberant vegetation, palm trees, flowers and sun.
For spring; a sexy sailor look with coloured blazers, short overcoats and front-buttoned sailor pants worn over with sexy sailor sweaters. For summer; destination California for tanning session. This is 80’s nostalgia with bronzed backs revealed through architectural strap games on stretch tops, mini dresses, short blousons and silky feminine dresses. In an oriental spirit, highly decorated tops (lacing, bows, spangles, coloured beads). A soft wrapped silhouette: Bottomless garments are wrapped around the waist.
An ethnic surf look with sarong spirit; full voluminous surf Capri pants and skirts. Long “bohemian” fluid printed skirts held in place by drawstings, long fluid dresses and transparent printed or embroidered tunics over swimsuits.
Ethnic and sexy multi print checks.
Influence of beach sports such as windsurfing and beach volleyball with a hippie ethnic touch: Ethnic surf.For spring: A lovely cruise silhou- ette clean and modern with pea jacket and new front buttoned pants and coloured details create a dynamic spirit. Coloured stripes for tops. For summer: Beach dream: A ”hippie surf” spirit for the young in search of freedom, fresh air and sporty beach life, cropped trousers, surf shorts with screen printed side. Indonesian sarong style for an ethnic relaxed look; arabesque screen print on tee-shirts, roomy printed skirts, ethnic tunic-shirt.