Spring trends a blast from the past

Dubbo Photo News - - Dubbo Works - By LY­DIA PEDRANA

Age: Three! Favourite song? Favourite colour? Favourite game?

Twin­kle, Twin­kle Lit­tle Star Um, pink

Run­ning, run­ning and chas­ing croc­o­diles! Toy croc­o­diles

Who is your best friend? What makes you laugh?

that makes me laugh

What makes you sad? When Tom pinches me What are you afraid of? Storms If you could change your name, what would it be? Dif­fer­ent names What are you re­ally good at? Tip­ping Thomas.

That means I catch him

What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?

Pizza

What is your favourite fruit? Pineap­ple What do you want to be when you grow up?

An adult!

How old is grown up?

Thomas When I see Thomas, My daddy FASH­ION fads are a true re­flec­tion of the old say­ing that what goes around, comes around.

Re­cently there’s been a resur­gence of iconic ‘90s style trends with the re­vival of items like the hum­ble scrunchie, the strange-yet-func­tional fanny pack and nos­tal­gic denim over­alls, and with Spring just six weeks away, the new season will see more items plucked from the past.

An­i­mal print is one of the ma­jor style ob­ses­sions ex­pected to con­tinue into the warmer months.

Whether it’s leop­ard print, chee­tah spots, tor­toise­shell, ze­bra stripes or snake­skin, an­i­mal in­spired pat­terns can be worn by any shape and size and add a bit  of wow fac­tor to the sim­plest of out­fits.

Kate Grif­fiths, owner of Dubbo’s Lazy Sun­day Life­style bou­tique, said an­i­mal print will be hard to avoid this Spring and Sum­mer.

“An­i­mal print is def­i­nitely a big one for the com­ing sea­sons,” she told Dubbo Photo News.

“At the trade fairs I went to ear­lier this year, it was ev­ery­where.

“Earthy tones are also con­tin­u­ing through and I think that plays in with the an­i­mal print, so there will be a lot of khaki greens.”

One par­tic­u­lar an­i­mal print gain­ing mo­men­tum in the fash­ion world is cow patches.

Ma­jor fash­ion houses in­clud­ing Burberry and Ralph Lauren are adding cow­girl-in­spired goods to their col­lec­tions, and high-pro­file celebri­ties such as Meghan Markle and Kylie Jen­ner have pulled it out of their clos­ets.

Rachael Had­drill, the owner of Coco and Bella in Dubbo, said she is see­ing many of her cus­tomers em­brace the cow patch craze.

“I’ve no­ticed a lot of peo­ple are opt­ing for my cowhide ear­rings lately,” she said.

“I ac­tu­ally hand­make them and they sell for about $25, so it’s a cheap way to jump on the an­i­mal print band­wagon.”  As for other ac­ces­sories mak­ing a come­back, Ms Grif­fiths said it’s all about be­ing bold and fur­ther em­brac­ing hair wear from the ‘90s.

“State­ment pieces all ‘round are in again – so state­ment shoes, state­ment ear­rings, state­ment head­pieces, state­ment bags,” she said.

“Hair ac­ces­sories are still tak­ing off too; whether it be a scrunchie, a hair clip, a hair scarf or a head­band, they’re go­ing to con­tinue to be on trend as we en­ter spring and sum­mer.”

As for the blokes, it seems de­sign­ers are throw­ing it back to the un­for­get­table ‘70s printed shirt.

Peter Sut­ton of Harry’s Menswear in Dubbo said colour and pat­tern will fea­ture heav­ily in Spring/sum­mer col­lec­tions.

“It’s all about colour this Spring; there’s pas­tels com­ing through and a lit­tle bit of art deco style,” he said.

“We are see­ing lots of printed shirts come in for the men and the short sleeves are still go­ing strong.”

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