Monday, 1st June 2020

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Students on Fashion

Students on Fashion

This month we thought it would be interesting to present the view of students at the Marbella Design Academy as introduced by Georgina Anderson

The Task
Back in February, we were asked by our tutor at the Marbella Design Academy, Sharon Aldred, to research, write and produce a trend report for summer 2011. This may seem a bit premature but the fashion world works two to three years in advance and, as fashion students, we like to keep up. So in an effort to spread our new found knowledge, we’ve put together a few key trends for you to digest and bear in mind when you are shopping for your season.

The Colour

One of the most predominant colours that emerged from our research was white. We last saw the white phase about five years ago but it has returned more prominantly and features in many more garment styles. 

Our Favourite Trends
My favourite trend is one of the most exciting that we found – one we called “Psychedelic Wonderland”. Technicolor fabrics, elements of dreams, abstract prints, structurally shaped garments and a fantasy land, far from normal day-to-day life, give people the escapism they seek.

BCBG Max Azria

Dolce and Gabana

Design and Illustration
by Guillermina Martel



Guillermina Martel, graduating fashion design student from the Marbella Design Academy and aspiring stylist talks about her favourite trend:

“Having spent a significant part of my life in South Africa, the “Tribal” theme appeals to me most. A big part of the culture is making ethnic jewellery, and this inspiration is a principle element in the coming season. Wearing a beaded, statement necklace can really brighten up a plain t-shirt and brings it right up to date. Prints will also be in abundance creating room for a wide spectrum of colours.”

Suvi Ehnqvist, graduating fashion design student from the Marbella Design Academy, aspiring fashion illustrator and designer, talks about the importance of eco-fashion:

“Eco-Fashion is a growing trend. Clothes and accessories that fit the criteria here are environmentally sensitive fabrics, organic, raw materials or are from ‘re-claimed’ textiles. Many designers are also looking for a natural fibre alternative to. Look out for bamboo fabrics as an eco alternative.

The “Back to our roots” theme reflects the wish to get back to a simpler way of life fashion will need to reflect this by being able to complete and support our personal needs. Expect a British based, equestrian influence as horse riding continues its massive growth as a social leisure.”

Design and Illustration
by Guillermina Martel

Design and Illustration
by Suvi Ehnqvist

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