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Essential Guide to Spring Summer Fashion- 2010

Thursday, 18 February 2010

After the madness of the sales, the stores are finally stocking new trends for Spring Summer. Over the next few weeks, we'll see four of the biggest trends coming off the runways this season. Today it's "Modern Military", next week we'll look at the cotton candy coloured 'Fairytale Frocks", we then look at "Whitewash" and finally "Metamorphic Prints".

Dylan Bradshaw:-

Dylan Bradshaw was born in Dublin in 1973. He began his training with Peter Mark when he was just 17 years old. Not satisfied to stand still from here he traveled to New York where he worked for Bumble and Bumble.

This, he claims was the start of his passion for his profession. He returned home eager to kick start his niche in the hairdressing industry taking up editorial and session work. From here Dylan became the most successful and sought after hairstylist in Ireland. After travelling the world with international artists Dylan decided it was time to open his own Salon in 2000.

Natalie Kinsella:

Brand name models are just some of the faces that have painted the canvas of Natalie's international career over the last ten years. Beginning in M.A.C. just entering her 20's she quickly shot to pro team status, an elite position held only by one artist in Ireland and the best members world wide. She cut her teeth back stage at fashion weeks seasonally in London, Paris, and Milan working with designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Vivian Westwood, D2squared, Chloe, Just Cavalli, Rick Owens, Christopher Kane, Marni, Jenny Packam, Elle Sabb, Alexander McQueen and many more...

Natalie's background in art has led to a highly creative sought after style and beginning her freelance career she has also stepped into the film industry helping design make ups for British and Irish television. Working exclusively freelance now, based in Dublin, Natalie's shedual keeps her busy at home and abroad.

Natalie's clients have included:-

Brown Thomas, A-Ware, Diesel, Viva Liberta, Free Spirit, Redds the hair group, Black Tie, City West, Sit Still, Laney Keogh, Champion sports, Kildare village, Ulster bank, Aer Lingus, Vodaphone, Meteor, Guinness, Weight watchers.

In the music world, Natalie has looked after:- Kanya West, Christina Agulera, Moth Complex, Luther, Meteor music awards, Bubble Hits, M.T.V.

Other famous faces Natalie has worked her magic on include:- Helena Christianson, Sofie Anderton, Stella McCartney, Jemma Ward, Lilly Cole, Janis Dickinson, Ronan Keeting, Shawn Gallaher, Deirdre O'Kane, Orla Fitzgerald, Andrea Roche, Michelle Collins, Sinead O'Connor, Loraine Keen.

Her work has been seen in:-

Vogue, W magazine, Tattler, Social and personal, Modo, VIP, Life, U magazine, The Gloss, Style, Image, Adailvise, Confetti, Hot press, RTE Guide, Irish Hairdresser, Irish Brides, Prudence.

Tanya Grimson

Tanya Grimson is a Fashion stylist based in Dublin. Since graduating from London college of Fashion and working in leading publications such as Marie Claire in London she returned to Ireland to pursue her career as a fashion stylist.

Tanya has been actively working as a stylist in Ireland for 10 years and has worked for various publications such as The Gloss, Irish Tatler, Sunday Independent's Life Magazine, U Magazine, Confetti, VIP magazine, The Irish Times, Social and Personal and the RTE Guide, she has also worked as the Deputy Editor of Prudence magazine and was the Fashion Editor of Ivenus, Harmonia's online magazine and is currently the Fashion Editor of Irish Brides magazine.

Commercial clients include: Samui boutique, Sasha, Diffusion boutique, heatons, Peruzzi, Pulse accessories, Dunnes Stores, Michael H, Simply B, Oxendales, Applebe jewellers, Mad Flowers, Aer Lingus, Airwaves, Pulse, Lucinda Grey, Tricot Marine, Club Rugby, Dylon, Sheseido, House of Colour, Tanya has also worked as a fashion journalist for publications such as Prudence, Ivenus, Irish Brides and The Irish Times and is currently involved in fashion production for many of her clients.

According to Vogue:-

"This season's combat gear has an easy, feminine edge: ideal for active service on fashion's front line"

"Maxmara, Chloé, Stella McCartney and Celine all explored a wearable, womanly approach to military this season.

The upshot? A killer new uniform - both on and off duty.

Of course, there was plenty of costume fun to be had too: specifically at Jean Paul Gaultier and Louis Vuitton, but leave it to Christophe Decarnin at Balmain to conjure up the ultimate military tailcoat with fringed epaulettes. He followed it up with a series of sequined camo-print pieces and bullet-hole-ridden T-shirts: perfect for chic combat."

Other designers who featured this look included:-

Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Paul & Joe, Sportmax, Iceberg, Loewe, Kenzo and Balenciaga.

How this look is different to last season's dalliance with military?

Whilst last season (A/W) took its inspiration more from the Russian military and featured more blacks/reds and greys, this season is more a conventional military approach with khaki featuring heavily and combat fabrics- much more pared down as opposed to structured. Fabrics are lighter too, less wool and more cotton/silk.

Prices/Stockists/Relevant Information

Model 1:- (in her 20s)
. Snob jumpsuit €129.99, Arnotts
. Belt, €33, Warehouse
. Jacket , €60.50, River Island
. Shoe boots, €121, River Island

Model 2:- (in her 40s)
Joseph dress, €267, Brown Thomas
Belt, €23, River Island
Shoes, €87, River Island

Model 3:- (in her 60s)
Blouse, €59.95, Zara
Trousers, €49.95, Zara
Shoes,€89.95, Zara