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A roundup of SS19 Trends

By February 8, 2019 BEHIND THE SCENES, INSPIRATION
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With the cold weather grasping us, it is hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. But fear not, we are bringing the best of this Spring / Summer season  trends to carry some heat back into your wardrobe.

SS19 collections show distinctive trends such as creamy neutrals, neon colours, animal prints and much more! The silhouettes are soft, the colours bold and the textures outstanding. Take inspiration from our favourite fashion trends seen on the runway and get ready to be out of those winter coats and stepping into the freshness of spring!


Bold shades

Neon is back in full force, either as a single color or color block with various bright tones. A popular trend in AW18 it is back again in a new form for the spring season. The shades are just as extreme but the fabrics are now lighter, moving between woven and breathable fabrics across both clothing and accessories. A bold statement but definitely a SS19 wardrobe must-have.

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Nude colours

In stark contrast, catwalks have also been clear on a favourite soft hue for this new season: beige. A number of fashion brands have exhibited head-to-toe nude looks creating an elegant and timeless look for those who find neon shades a little too much to take. The sunny season will see a warm palette of soft tones such as vanilla, blush and bronze. From maxi jumpers to matching suits, beige is most definitely the new black this season and the range of shades available will elevate any skin tone.    

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Soft tailoring

Sharp, polished and elegant. Tailored trousers and blazers emphasize a gender neutral vibe and are also well suited for all sizes. Last season it was all about boxy suits, sharp tailoring and masculine shapes but for SS19 this has been reworked with a more feminine twist. From luxurious fabrics to colourful prints, this season’s co-ords will be your go-to look for all summer events.

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Utility wear

World War II spawned a range of practical and economical utilitarian clothing that was simple and functional and paid little attention to aesthetics. Nevertheless, the attire gained a following over the years and has appeared on fashion  runways many times. For SS19 the utility wear trend has been reworked bringing it to another level: hard wearing fabrics have now been replaced with luxe silky and cotton blends, clean lines, big buttons and noticeable pockets. Make some space in your wardrobe as this trend is irresistibly functional and pleas­ing.

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The new Spring/Summer 19 collection is coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Patchwork: Breathing new life into old fabrics

By February 1, 2019 INSPIRATION
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Patchwork is a traditional craft with a long history, developed as a way to reuse fabric snippets, instead of throwing them away. Fashion has reignited a love for this technique and made patchwork a key feature in their collections, bringing together the contrasting effects of modern style with intricate examples of needlework skills and techniques.

Examples of patchwork have been recovered dating back to 3400 BC, during the Egyptian reign in the tombs of Pharaohs. Even army armour was originally made of heavy fabrics sewn together to form a rigid protective layer. For a long time, patchwork was regarded as a female pastime, used simply to design bed covers and cushions. However this over-simplification of the art of patchwork misses the fact that this technique has been handed down over years, centuries and even generations. It is an art form and also narrates the stories of women’s lives though stitching, colour and embroideries.

In the last few years, fashion has embraced this technique, with lots of designers making patchwork a key feature in their collections. Colourful, brave and bold fabrics have been paired in just one piece, giving life to any outfit. Patchwork designs also grew in popularity for their versatility, providing customers with a statement outfit, without having to wear many layers.

 

"Patchwork has always been cool. Even ones that were made 200 years ago look modern. 
There's a really complex visual language to quilting. It's like modern art. 
I think people are attracted to that as just an object." – Eileen Fisher



It is the ultimate expression of one’s creativity.

With an eye towards this tradition and another on contemporary designs, Les 100 Ciels has used the patchwork technique to give clients customized designs and trendy looks.  Here is a collection of our favourite patchwork techniques that inspired our most-loved designs, that will slot seamlessly into your spring wardrobe.

Click here to check our collection inspiration.

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Know your knits: The Ottoman Rib

By April 15, 2016 NEW ARRIVALS
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Here at Les 100 Ciels, we’re knit obsessed! With knitwear running through the core of every collection, we know a thing or too about different types of knits.  We would like to introduce you to our new ottoman ribbed jumper, Calivn. This light-weight knit will keep you cosy on cooler spring evenings and is breathable going into the summer months thanks to the tubular stitches’ long pockets of air.


 

Calivn has clean, rolled edges and a split hem making it the perfect partner for jeans on the weekends.

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This knit’s USP is it’s smooth, soft inside on the reverse of the ribbed exterior.

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The firm qualities of the stitch means that the shape will keep and gives the style a modern, boxy feel.

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Shop Calivn now! Click here

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