Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2011 - Force of Nature
With Force of Nature, natural motifs and patterns meet military and uniform-inspired fashion to create a look that brings to mind the importance of environmental consciousness. But gone are the days of drab looks devoid of fashion and beauty. This new jungle style encourages femininity while highlighting the strength of the modern woman. Twill weaves and jersey knits accent camouflage prints with distressed and weathered accents. The classic versatility of the trench coat is back, along with sleeveless jackets, cropped vests and knit leggings.
Desert and jungle-inspired colors like olive, muted khaki and burnt sienna are accented by animal and foliage prints, creating looks that bring to mind nature's beauty. Subtle accents of turquoise and crimson red complete the palette, but never detract from the uniform-inspired silhouettes and hues.
Burnished metals and antique leathers combine with animal-themed components to complete the look. Carved wood, painted beads and semi-precious stones offer timeless accents. Hill Tribe silver, gunmetal chain and brass components can be combined with stamps, maps and other materials to create Custom Pendants and other items that help tell a story. Watches add to the utilitarian look, while multiple rings and crucifixes ensure modern femininity.