We contacted key opinion former – Press, Stylists and Designers in the fashion business – and asked them who they’d bet on would be doing it right in 2006:
- Designers most predicted to have a good year: Stella McCartney, Roland Mouret.
- Brands predicted to have a good year: Chole, H&M, Tanner Kroll
(We find the above predictions very coincidental as Stella used to design for Chloe, Chloe are rumoured to be looking for a new designer, Mouret’s name has been linked with this job and Stella has just had a fantastic success for H&M – Spooky eh?)
Our fashionisters also say that New York fashion week is going to be hotter than ever while a chill will descend over London. Milan with Paris apparently still running luke warm in comparison to NY.
The overall style for 2006 being an exciting variation of BoHo with the advent of the ‘Girlie Beatnik’ so perhaps look for mid 60’s to early 70’s references. When we offered our panel £100 bet on which items would be most prevalent in 2006 they said: Waist Synching, Shorts, Lace, tight trousers and chunky heels with black being a strong underlying theme. Which sounds like they’ll be some dangerously extravagant looking women out there.
Lastly when asked what they were most looking forward to in 2006 most of them said holidays and vacations while a few altruistic ones hoped for Peace, Love and Harmony. Although a notable exception was Robin from MM PR who’s looking forward to summer and being able to buy pretty shoes again.
So the PSFK predictions for fashion in 2006:
Dangerously Extravagant Girlie Beatnik’s will stroll the streets wearing synched in shorts and big chunky heals. She’ll be whistling Beatles songs and dreaming of front row seats at New York Fashion Week.
Oh and Robin will add yet more shoes to her growing collection!