A return to innocence manifests itself within the majesty and intrigue of the forest. Epic children’s literature and the romance of idyllic, natural ways of life are underpinned by resurgences of fantasy ideals within cinema, fashion and design.
The 1970s influences that appeared for S/S 11 will continue to develop for fall. Wide or flared legs for pants, and longer hemlines for skirts and dresses will replace skinny or body-con styles. The look will be looser and easier, yet still elegant and sophisticated.
The material excesses of the pre-recession society are forgotten, in favour of a humble, wholesome existence. Pleasure is found in relationships, community and life experience; a utilitarian revival begins, placing emphasis on style based on authenticity and timelessness instead of conspicuous and needless consumption.