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A roundup of SS19 Trends

A roundup of SS19 Trends

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.   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 ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on February 08, 2019
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Patchwork: Breathing new life into old fabrics

Patchwork: Breathing new life into old fabrics

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 Even army armour was originally made of heavy fabrics sewn together to form a rigid protective layer.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 ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on February 01, 2019
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Know your knits: The Ottoman Rib

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. This knit’s USP is it’s smooth, soft inside on the reverse of the ribbed exterior. The firm qualities of the stitch means that the shape will keep and gives the style a modern, boxy feel. Shop Calivn now! Click here  
by Les 100 Ciels Team on April 15, 2016
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