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I don’t know what are. I think people make them up, and then they say, ‘Oh yeah, yellow’s really in this season.’ Sometimes there are obvious trends, but there aren’t any at the moment I can think of. Are there? It’s bullshit. Trends are a lie magazines make up so you feel like you have to buy something.

— Alexa Chung on [fashion] trends.

from Bottega Veneta, replete with socks. from Pierre Hardy in leather from Lanvin from Grey Ant X Teva

theleadingblacks:

Time to get grounded. It’s totally debatable if it will be a craze, but I saw this coming. In a world where footwear has been revolutionized by shoes like the Vibram Fivefingers and women are paying $400 a week for ready-made green juice cleanses, fashion is catering to a growing market of luxury customers that are craving more holistic, orthotic direction. The typically garish sandal by Teva, has been reinterpreted by several designers as perfectly stylish footwear.

JWT Intelligence’s Top 10 Trends For 2011

So you’re wondering what will be trendy in 2011?  According to marketing communications firm JWT Intelligence, technology will become next year’s trend-du-jour. With today’s cultural obsession with social media and electronics, this is not a major surprise.

According to JWT’s 2011 report, 1.) games will be taken to another level, 2.) our economy will act on urgency and 3.) our consumerist culture will become non-committal.4.) Technology will possibly take over our lives even more so than now, leading to 5.) an alternative “de-teching” lifestyle for individuals exceedingly overwhelmed by it all. 6.) Retail will find a variety of ways to reinvent itself since technology has created news ways for people to consume. 7.) Creative urban renewal will continue to thrive as more and more people gravitate to live in cities. 8.) Reality and technology will collide, 9.) hyper-personalization will become even more popular and 10.) outsourcing self-control will become a norm.

Does this all make sense? If this all sounds too Back To The Future for you then watch this video to make sense of it all.

"Say so long to the early adopter. Today, the most influential guy in the room is the tastemaker who senses when a trend’s 15 minutes are up." - David Amsden

Photograph by Gregg Broom for Details

"For some guys, the go-to reward after a hard day isn’t whiskey-it’s Gucci." - Kayleen Schaefer

Photograph by Jennifer Livingston for Details

"The skinny, androgynous skate punk, favored by designers for years, has grown up, hit the gym and gotten a job." - Guy Trebay

Photo: Lee Clover for The New York Times (featuring models Chris Winter and Doug Porter)

Calvin Klein Dior Homme Givenchy Gucci Hugo Boss John Varvatos Marc Jacobs 3.1 Phillip Lim Dolce & Gabbana Z Zegna

Black Party, Spring 2010

Black Party is this weekend, but who does that anymore? According to fashion designers, a black party is happening on the runways. Doom and gloom within the global economy influenced this trend and it’s very evident in many collections this season. It’s pretty odd because color is strongly associated with spring. But, get used to it because, judging from the state of the current economy, black may be here for a while.

Givenchy Alexis Mabille Dior Homme Louis Vuitton Michael Kors Neil Barrett Prada Versace Rick Owens Issey Miyake

Welcome To The Gun Show!, Spring 2010

‘Bing, bang, boom!’  is the sound coming from the runways for spring 2010, because designers are ready to show off those arms. Throw on a tank top and make sure your layered shirt, sweater or jacket is sleeveless. This trend is unique because designers found creative ways to incorporate full looks into their collections without a need for sleeves.

Throw on a button-down shirt, layered with a sweater vest and jacket and – boom! – you have a full look…without sleeves! I’ve never had a problem with a good set of guns, so men everywhere need to be ready to aim and fire!

Louis Vuitton Marc by Marc Jacobs Hermes of Paris Lacoste Band of Outsiders DSquared2 Prada Dries Van Noten Jil Sander Hugo Boss

Leg Room, Spring 2010

'Show me some leg!” should be the official statement from designers this season. It's all about exposing this lengthy part of a man's body and celebrating all of its goodness. I wrote a post about this trend a few days ago, but I’m still fascinated by the variety of short-shorts available in stores right now. Your legs better look great because it’s all about that southern exposure.

C.P. Company Etro Moschino Marc Jacobs Marc by Marc Jacobs Trussardi Calvin Klein Robert Geller Michael Kors Z Zegna

Blue Crush, Spring 2010

Let’s hope blue skies are ahead after this weekends endless supply of rain. Designers were already in a blue state of mind, judging from what they’ve sent down the runways for spring 2010. Be careful with how you incorporate this trend into your wardrobe, because resembling a Smurf only looks good in cartoons.

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