Fashion trends 2012-2013 by astrologers and designers: clothing, footwear, lingerie, accessories
In order to predict the fashion trends, the trend-bureau uses a staff of specialists in various fields. But we, in Fashion Astrology, have our own clear criteria by which we can make accurate fashion trends predictions as for the next few years, and also for long term.
Astrological forecast 2012 for fashion designers
What the next year will bring for designers? Until March 2012 the planets do not promise birth of completely new, viable ideas. Many designers continue to look for inspiration in retro fashion. So I hasten to reassure our fashion creators: if in 2011 you did not create successful collections, do not despair, the best is yet to come. Jupiter, the planet of the «great happiness» in June 2012 will enter in Gemini and will mark a new stage in the work of designers who were born under air signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Marc Jacobs (09.04.1963) in 2012 will continue his activities in line with the traditional classics. For John Galliano (28.11.1960) the coming 2012 year will be less smooth. Now he no longer will go away with his ethical violations. But he was lucky at birth: Uranus trine to Saturn in his horoscope is an indicator of the longevity of his fashion inventions. In this scenario, the designer can create «rarely, but neatly». Betsey Johnson (10.08.1942) brand, which differs with calling courage and irony, will be in demand by many people, young in body and soul. In 2012 Stella McCartney is likely to propose constructive solutions are too complicated, which, however, will be in demand by consumers.
Look at new 2012-2013 fashion trends using an examples of new collections. In the fashion of the next year the bright line of Aries epoch: optimism, brightness and transparency will be presented. However, the degree of openness in this case does not correlate with long skirts. New (or well-forgotten old) maxi length was designated by Neptune, which entered in Pisces in 2011. The projection of this sign on the human body is the feet. Neptune will remain in Pisces until 2025. Whether it means, that we will wear maxi during all 14 years? Certainly, no. It is noticed that the first occurrence of the planet in the Zodiac sign gives birth for the sharpest trends, but then more adapted models appear. Consequently, the lifetime of maxi length will be no more than 1-2 years. Quite practical suggestions present now in Zac Posen, DKNY collections.
In mid-2011 there is a «mirror» trend (reversal design for 180 degrees). This effect is of Uranus and Saturn opposition on the horizontal axis of the Zodiac (Aries-Libra). All the interesting details of the product moved back (as in outerwear and underwear). Now the trend is losing its relevance.
Trends of 60s are still cited by many designers, even though there has been some delay in response to consumer demand. The need for intense color combinations, discordant visual perception increases: red and grass-green, indigo and orange, fuchsia and brown. This tendency is reflected in the new collection by Julia Dalakian for ModaMo.
Jupiter in Gemini (the sign of the dual nature of man) is the «zone of generosity» for fashion experiments: in this case, shoulder girdle, wrist and ankle area. Therefore, variations in the length pants, sleeveless design of the bottom, as well as fur cuffs from elbow flounces and foot straps on trousers, socks with fur cuffs, knitted and leather leggings, shoe laths and decorative elements illustrate this fashion trend. Similar offers we find in Moschino, Alena Akhmadullina (pants with ruffles on the bottom) collections. The boundaries of gender differences in clothing will become even less visible. Frill (originally men’s item of clothing), and bows, bright colors, complex patterns, heels will be widely distributed in menswear and shoes. However, it does not mean a new flowering of metrosexuals. Uranus in Aries helps to find quite adequate expression of masculinity. More detailed information can be found in Veronica Tkachenko's article The New Heroes of our time on Fashion-Astrology.com.
A period of the women's waist triumph comes. Now basque, waist-belt, long darts at the waist and hips do this task perfectly. But more and more «below». In 2012-2013 Saturn stays in Scorpio and emphasizes the «zone of sex». In the women’s clothing it is expressed in a shift of the composite center for the area below the waist, of course, in a socially acceptable form. Skirt and dress, cutting through the waist, acquires an additional temptation by wedges, sections, complicated tailoring coquette, simulating a belt for stockings, etc. This trend in casual wear correctly implements by Vera Wang. In menswear emphasis on the codpiece is done with lacing, rivets and leather finishing seams. Codpiece as holsters was offered by Cristopher Decarnin, a former creative director of the Balmain Fashion House, in 2009, however then the idea was premature. But now — at the very time.
During the next three years popularity of knitted fabrics, including outerwear, will raise. This explains the transit situation at the end of 2013: Neptune in Pisces, Saturn in Scorpio, Jupiter in Cancer. Knitted fabrics are very good for draperies and playing with unbalanced volumes at the hips and shoulders. Patterns have gained a new depth and 3-dimensional volume. Reptile skin prints in blue, green and crimson colors are often used.
In the key shapes of fashionable footwear there is a clear division on the sock and heel parts that are connected by straps, webbed, textile inserts. To make shoes more often used textile materials (textiles refer to Gemini sign). Mercury, the ruler of this sign, is the God of trade and brokering deals, portrayed in the winged sandals. No, we do not sew the wings to fashionable shoes. But now the back of the shoe seemed to hover above the ground, with no firm support under your feet. United Nude offers us such model.
Saturn in its transit traffic by Zodiac marks different height heel. I predict not only high heels in women, but also in men’s shoes in 2012-2013. On October 2012 Saturn moves into Scorpio. It is a sign of woman’s nature, tending to some excesses in his characteristics. And now the shoe design observes an evolution toward a more feminine key silhouette: oval and round capes shoes, big bows and a wide stable heel. Luxurious materials (colored satin, decorated with lace) and precious stones are used most often. Also feminine interpretation of the army and hiking boots are more noticeable.
In the 2012 very relevant gloves with an extended flare, mitts, clutch with mount for hands will be (here again subjects of Gemini and the projection of this sign — hand repeat).
Uranus in Aries (the projection of Aries sign is head) over the next 7 years will bring a lot of hairstyles and headdresses. Let's go back 84 years ago (in 1928), according to the cycle of Uranus. At the time, small hats wore. They remind us of glamorous film stars images of a bygone era. Removable hood with fur trim also illustrate this fashion trend.
We used to think that a woman’s bag is the perfect invention for placing essential items. Men prefer to evenly distribute the things in the pockets, but it does not always look good. German designer Dayne Jewell has found an interesting solution to the problem by inventing the holster Y01. Mobile phone, keys, cigarettes, lighter, credit card, wallet with cash, headphones and Colt.45 — all these things calmly place in an unusual fit holster.
Saturn is the main indicator of lingerie fashion, because the cut and constructive lines of underwear defines how outerwear looks. In Fashion Astrology to describe the influence of Pluto I use the term «concentration» in the part of clothing, which is the projection of the sign. Certainly, Pluto in Capricorn enhances any construction of design clothes, gives them the necessary stiffness. So, in 2011 we celebrate the incredible development of corrective underwear and the emergence of fundamentally new corset models. Pluto is also responsible for the application of new technologies. Modern women’s corset is like a spaceship. New materials with different functions are focused in one article: flexibility, support, slimming, heat and anti-cellulite effect. Stressful aspect of Saturn to Pluto is reflected in the design of the waist line, which emphasizes using laces, crossed elements. With the entry of Saturn in Scorpio experiments with lingerie form and structure are not an end. In the period from October 2012 until the end of 2014 we should expect a more harmonious patterns, combined a strong theme of eroticism. The objects of our desire will become models of retro glamour, with deep intrigue and sexuality, telling us its seduction story. Ritratti lingerie brand already offers such models.
But let’s not forget that, ultimately, the consumer decides everything. On his choice depends whether or not a particular model will use. I wish you all a successful and fashionable the coming New Year!
The article contains photos by Ritratti brand, kindly given by Lingerie magazine, and the key footwear shapes from wgsn.com.