Spring trends a blast from the past
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?
What is your favourite fruit? Pineapple What do you want to be when you grow up?
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.”