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New season preview: key looks for spring, part IV

New season preview: key looks for spring, part IV

Fashionbite brings you New Season Preview, part IV- the final installment of spring ’10 trends, as seen in Vogue.

Showcasing key designer trends for spring, Fashionbite highlights how to get catwalk-inspired looks at high street prices…


According to Alber Elbaz, cocktail dresses are best worn loaded with bows, belts and a beautiful clutter of trinkets.

Bring on the bling at Lanvin- and spring 2010 was no exception. Embellishment, exaggerated necklines and dramatic silouettes defined this theatrical collection.

For statement occassionwear, shop Coast for that one-off party piece.

For a more subtle look, keep your dress simple but your handbag dramatic- Debenhams has a fab range to choose from with oversized bows and ruffled embellishment.


A taffeta party top and skirt in lipgloss pink jump for joy, says Vogue.

Giorgio Armani explains “Everything is short and ends above the knee- even the evening dresses- while the colours express lightness and joie de vivre. An eccentric purity.”

Colourful and fun, Armani caputured a youthful exuberance in his spring ’10 collection, moving away from the classic elegance he is known for.

This is perfect partywear for a hedonistic summer, to get the look check out Lipsy, the favourite of many a WAG. Asos also has a great range on offer.


Raw couture-Miuccia Prada gives her silk, beach print shorts-suit the shock treatment with rough-cut edges.

The Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander said ‘Hems and edges were raw, unfinished. Crystal belts cinched waists. There was a sporty feel to many of the ensembles, echoed in the use of stretch fabrics.

The collection also harked back to couture of the 50s, in the use of a silk cloque in a deep bottle green for a yoked, swing coat, which was rocketed into the 21st century with unfinished edges and by adding matching evening-shorts.”

For fashion inspiration, visit georgeous label Julianne, with luxurious silk camisoles and georgettes which are perfect day to nightwear, see fashionbite’s earlier post Julianne launches website.


Christopher Bailey twists and drapes spring’s favourites – the trench coat and easy pastel dress.

Short, draped and glamorous with a palette of nude- the collection is aimed at the young.

The famous Burberry trench came in beige and rocked the military-vibe.

Military crops up elsewhere, with the likes of Maxmara- see Fashionbite’s New Season Preview, part III.

For fabulous draping on the high street, check out All Saints.

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Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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