Predicting Fashion Trends

Afshi's Fashion Blog

………And who wears the ridiculous clothes shown on catwalks?

All the weird ideas seen in haute couture fashion shows are not really targeting end users – they are the result of unbridled visual brainstorming. These radical designs typically showcase design elements and styles that will quickly be toned down and transferred into a consumer line. Fashion designers can identify, in this no-holds-barred creativity, ideas that elude ordinary minds.

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Not all haute couture lines go on to inspire high street fashion, yet a significant percentage will be practical enough to make its way to prêt-à-porter – ready to wear pieces.  The next big trend, which colour or style will explode in popularity, is anyone’s guess. That’s why I watch as many premiere fashion events as possible, especially when Pakistan’s top fashion makers’ ensemble comes down the catwalk. I get the inspiration I need to design clothing lines for my British Asian…

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About Shahid Hussain Raja

An independent consultant with specialization in agriculture sector policies, food security, civil service and governance reforms, capacity building of senior government officers and prosecution of high profile corruption cases in developing countries.
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