I like to check out the fashion trends, especially the ones for Fall. It's not that I'm going to follow them. No one will ever accuse me of being a fashionista. I wear what's in my closet, often things that are several years old. That isn't to say that I wouldn't love to have a closet full of beautiful clothes, and to be tall and skinny and able to put on anything and make it look good. But hey, to quote Popeye, "I y'am what I y'am"!
Recently I came across the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2011, which was written last spring. It's odd how the designers and artists choose different colors and each person is supposedly a trend setter. I wonder what goes into their decisions. Fabrics that they can easily get? Something that hasn't been "new" for a number of years? Maybe they honestly like certain colors? What will the public buy? I have no idea how these trends are decided and take hold. Do they confer with each other at all?
Yesterday I was in a mall here in Calgary and I noticed that many of the ladies' clothing stores had garments in black and in deep burgundy/maroon. If this is the trend, then I like it. I often wear black pants as they are versatile and I can wear them with my multi-colored sweaters.
I'm particularly fond of dark burgundy. Will I give in to this trend and buy something in this color? Maybe. Will I buy yarn and make a burgundy sweater? Yes, IF I finish the projects that are currently on the needles, none of which are maroon.
The chances of finishing said projects this year: NIL. Even less than that. Maybe I'll make a burgundy sweater for Fall 2012, but will it be in style then? Probably not!