TOP TRENDS FOR 2011
There is a definite late Seventies/early Eighties Dynasty-style feel for 2011
Monday January 17,2011
We asked the experts to predict what styles, products and colours will be big this year
Naomi Cleaver is an interiors expert, author of The Joy Of Home and host of Channel 4’s Other People’s Houses
Back to nature
The word “earthy” is key for design in 2011 in materials and colour palette. You could call it “Good Life” design, inspired by self-sufficiency and natural materials such as earthenware and copper.
There will be a resurgence in buying British goods for our home and investing in items with humour.
Non-white metals will be treasured. Ikea has launched brushed copper kitchen doors and matching handles.
Brass will shine with designers such as Tom Dixon offering an irresistible collection of furniture and lighting products featuring the gold-coloured alloy.
The natural world will be given a stylised twist and a darker edge. Watch out for patterns from designer Abigail Borg (mauve lily and friti cushions, both £32, abigailborg.co.uk).
Alex Longmore is a celebrity stylist and founder of Style School, whose clients include Lisa Snowdon and Zara Phillips
The new feminine
This year is all about femininity so bin anything bulky, dark or androgynous. The ballerina look is the big trend of the season with styles featuring chiffon, pale nude colours and pleats.
Meanwhile Chloé, Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana have mixed long dresses and skirts with leotard-style Lycra tops.
Back to the Eighties
There is a definite late Seventies/early Eighties Dynasty-style feel for 2011. Off-the-shoulder dresses were seen at Fendi, Louis Vuitton offered bold halter-neck dresses while block primary colours and box jackets worn with shorts were all over the catwalks.
Pure and bridal white will be huge this season. The shows were brimming with ideas for women inspired by Kate Middleton’s impending wedding, from broderie anglais and lace to long, floaty patterned dresses.
It may be perfect for models but neon is best worn in moderation for us mortals. Start on the beach with Melissa Odabash’s swimwear (lime bikini, £161, fuchsia bikini, £141, odabash.com), which is perfect for showing off a tan.
DIET AND FITNESS
Diet and fitness expert Rachael Anne Hill is a TV regular and author of the GI High Energy Cookbook
Fusion fitness is an umbrella term that combines exercises and routines to boost your cardio health while building up muscle. For example, piloxing combines Pilates and boxing.
Dare to Dukan
Launched in 2010, The Dukan Diet by Dr Pierre Dukan (£7.99, amazon.co.uk) will take off in 2011. High in lean protein it’s a more balanced version of Atkins and does not deny followers essential food groups over its course.
Jayne Demuro is beauty merchandise manager at London’s Selfridges store
Lilacs and purples are the colours of the moment for eyes.
All about lips
Kiss hello to sheer tones as well as bold colours in lips, so there’s something for everybody, whether it’s Chanel, YSL or Dior, which all have something new coming out. Go for a high-shine lipstick such as Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine (£22.50, 020 7493 3836) which will be out in March.
Lipstick tints will take off as they are an easy way to wear colour without seeming too made up.
This year a dewy or glossy finish on skin, eyes and lips is key. To achieve glowing skin try a serum. The highly-concentrated skin treatments were on the rise last year and sales are set to rocket in 2011.
Biotherm does the fantastic Skin.Ergetic Anti-fatigue Serum (£35, selfridges.com). Women are looking for natural anti-ageing solutions, and serums are a great alternative to Botox.
The products to snap up in 2011 include bareMinerals Skincare, a super new range launching in April. Meanwhile, look out for new shades of YSL’s Touche Eclat, Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique, Creme de la Mer Radiant Serum and Clinique’s Moisture Surge tinted moisturiser, which will all be out in the spring.
Celebrity hair stylist Richard Ward counts Kate Middleton and Anne Robinson among his A-list clients
Harsh tones, super straight locks and extensions are all completely out this year. It’s much more about being understated. A high bun is a simple yet elegant look that has been re-invented for spring/summer 2011.
After blow-drying apply Richard Ward Couture Hair Memoriser Holding Serum (£17, richardward.com) and smooth hair into a high ponytail on the crown. Gently back-brush to create a subtle texture, then twist lengths and ends around the ponytail base into a knot, securing with fine pins and grips. Stop the look being too structured by pulling loose strands out to create a feminine look.
The pixie crop will be the biggest look of 2011. Championed by Emma Watson this is perfect if you want a complete style overhaul. This is all about health, shine and texture. For a messed-up day-look apply a little clay. Sleek down with serum for a groomed-to-perfection evening appearance.
Hair colour trends for 2011 are all about strong vibrant tones or pretty pastel shades. Be brave and look at singers Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lady Gaga for inspiration. Whether you’re going for a two-tone effect in a bright shade or soft pastel highlights there is a colour out there this year for you.
With the royal wedding the highlight of the year our love affair with Kate Middleton’s gorgeously conditioned hair is set to continue. Women around the country will be requesting her glossy, layered look.
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