Saturday, 23 January 2010

Eclectic Layering

I was browsing through the new Spring collection on the ASOS website, when I came across a trend described as eclectic layering. I have been experimenting with pattern mixing and layering for some time and was interested to see their take on this look. Unfortunately, they didn't give much in the way of actual examples just lots of different pieces that could be layered in an eclectic way. Their description is 'mixing and matching different influences from heavy reworked denim to soft chiffons and light sweats' They had some very lovely floral pieces that I can really picture as part of a layered ensemble but of course, I am not shopping at the moment and I already have some florals in my wardrobe.

I have however spotted some great versions of eclectic layering on the catwalk which I will be a starting point or inspiration for so many spring and summer outfits. I was tempted to put together an outfit for this trend, but actually there were so many possibilities, it made my head spin. I do however think that eclectic layering will feature in many outfits for other trends as it features so many different trends e.g florals, chiffon, safari, tribal prints, polka dots, stripes, sheers, layering and the so the list goes on..

eclectice layering Alexander Wang At Alexander Wang

Eclectic layering Ralph Lauren At Ralph Lauren
At Peter Pilotto

At Paul Smith

meadham kirchkof ss10 At Meadham Kirchkof

fendi ss10 At Fendi

At Dolce and Gabbana

christopher kane ss10 At Christopher Kane

eclectic layering 3.1 phillip lim At 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Christina said...

Ooooh, pretty inspiration shots! I like the Dolce & Gabbana layering the best. I'm not very good at layering but I'm going to try after seeing these!

Style of a Fashionista said...

I want the ASOS floral trousers I like a lot:). I have left an award for you on my blog xoxo

Cherry Pullinger said...

I'm not sure I'm such a fan of this trend :\

Cherry Pullinger said...

I'm not sure I'm such a fan of this trend =\

Anna Jane said...

I like the idea of eclectic layering but I think you have to be really quite artistic to get it right. It's all too easy to say "hey I know, let's just throw it all together" and end up with a totally misconstrued mess, but the catwalk examples look fab and I love the idea of mixing florals and chiffons with leather. Fabulous!

- Anna Jane xxx

Leia said...

Ooh great pics! :)

Christina said...

This is such a fun trend!

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