After the Autumn/Winter 11 shows patterns have started to appear. One I've certainly picked up on is the polka-dot (particularly large dots in a repeating pattern). They were all over the Marc Jacobs A/W 11 womenswear collection as well as Louise Gray, David Koma and Topshop Unique just to say a few.
I adored Louise's collection. From balloon head pieces to spotty wellies, it was simply the perfect thing to brighten up this terrible English weather. Alexa Chung was also spotted (see the pun I made there ;) ) on the front row of Erdem's A/W 11 catwalk last Tuesday wearing her usual quirky-cool combination of Ralph Lauren collection Keyhole Printed Sunglasses ($250) in Houndstooth and a full-skirted nude dress from Orla Kiely's S/S 11 collection. Right on trend as usual.
Keep the rise of the Polka-dot in mind next time your shopping. If things keep going in this direction they'll be the next big thing before you know it. Do tell me if you see them in any other shows! xoxo
(Marc Jacobs pictures from The Sartorialist. Louise Gray pictures from DazedDigital. Alexa Chung picture from WhoWhatWear.com)