OK, so I am finding this difficult because all I want to talk about is colour, the boldness of it and the lack of it, because you see mostly in Italy there is either colour and lots of it, vibrant, zinging joyful, heart lifting colour.
Or there is none, white, cream, neutral tans, flesh tones and sort of nothingness. And that is really all there is to say about trends, sure there are certain shapes, maxi lengths have all but disappeared but jumpsuits seem to have caught on, shorts are blousy and bloomerish or micro short, leggings are all over the place layered under tunics or dresses, cut off at the calf and in lace, stripes, floral prints and so on.
The rest looks just like it did 2 years ago, or 3. Ruffles are everywhere, trousers legs are mainly straight with a nod to flares at Miss Grant, skirt lengths are on the knee or just above and gathered for volume. Dresses look newest in an A line shift shape.
So below I have gathered some of my favorite things from Pitti Bimbo, its all on trend because it seems everything is these days, just a few bits are more on trend than others though! Catwalk round up tomorrow.
Amazing flower dress from Mi Mi Sol, the new label from Imelde Bronzieri, one half of the original I Pinco Pallino at Pitti Bimbo 73
Neon net girls dress from Bonnie Young for summer 2012 at Pitti Bimbo
Intense colour from Charabia at Pitti Bimbo 73
Wonderful zinging colour from the amazing Anne Kurris for kidswear summer 2012 at Pitti Bimbo
Il Gufo's cute rainbow splodge print for summer 2012 children's fashion at Pitti Bimbo 73
Vintage chic from new label Morley by the designer from Quincy for kidswear summer 2012 at Pitti Bimbo
French class with silk striped skirts from Leoca Paris for girlswear summer 2012 at Pitti Bimbo 73
Simonetta's all white stand featuring Oriental models with pastel touches
Stunning leather cape sleeve jacket from Anne Valerie Hash for spring 2012
Delicate flesh toned dresses from Marie Chantal for summer 2012
Missoni returned to Pitti with a great range of their signature knits, more of these later but how desirable are these bears!
Cool, cool Rodeo cowboy boots for kids from Stella McCartney at Pitti Bimbo 73
I always love a Little Marc Jacobs retro ironic pop bag in this years tomato soup shade of orangy/red
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