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Thursday, 10 February 2011 03:37

Dion Lee for Cue

Written by Daniel P Dykes

We first told you that it was coming last November, now the first full look at the forthcoming Dion Lee for Cue collaboration has been released giving Australia's and New Zealand's fashionisers a hint of what they can expect to find on the racks of the Cue's stores across the coming autumn / winter season. What they're promising is a range is built around the quest for the perfect shirt, a well cut jacket, and a trans-seasonal coat.

You'll find all the pictures and looks after the jump.

dion lee cue

At the outset it seemed like a strange collaboration when we were first told of it, but Dion Lee and Cue both generally excel at offering their wearers a particular silhouette. Hence it was Lee that Lee who approached Cue with the idea to collaborate, "It made sense, it felt right. There is no reason why affordable fashion can’t have design merit. I think, of all the retailers in this market, Cue really understands that, so for me it was interesting to work with design in a different way, to consider clothes that you wear every day."

For Cue that's meant working Dion Lee's experimental slant into their own business model. That sees them stepping up to the plate to product a range that works through higher-quality cloth then one normally finds in the mass market: leather and jersey from Italy to Japan sitting alongside winter wools and cottons.

The Dion Lee for Cue collection hits stores today (1 March), with subsequent pieces to be released across April and May.

You can see the autumn / winter 2011 season Dion Lee for Cue look book by clicking on the thumbnails below.

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Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:09

Dion Lee for Cue

Written by Daniel P Dykes

We first told you that it was coming last November, now the first full look at the forthcoming Dion Lee for Cue collaboration has been released giving Australia's and New Zealand's fashionisers a hint of what they can expect to find on the racks of the Cue's stores across the coming autumn / winter season. What they're promising is a range is built around the quest for the perfect shirt, a well cut jacket, and a trans-seasonal coat.

You'll find all the pictures and looks after the jump.

dion lee cue

At the outset it seemed like a strange collaboration when we were first told of it, but Dion Lee and Cue both generally excel at offering their wearers a particular silhouette. Hence it was Lee that Lee who approached Cue with the idea to collaborate, "It made sense, it felt right. There is no reason why affordable fashion can’t have design merit. I think, of all the retailers in this market, Cue really understands that, so for me it was interesting to work with design in a different way, to consider clothes that you wear every day."

For Cue that's meant working Dion Lee's experimental slant into their own business model. That sees them stepping up to the plate to product a range that works through higher-quality cloth then one normally finds in the mass market: leather and jersey from Italy to Japan sitting alongside winter wools and cottons.

The Dion Lee for Cue collection hits stores today (1 March), with subsequent pieces to be released across April and May.

You can see the autumn / winter 2011 season Dion Lee for Cue look book by clicking on the thumbnails below.

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Saturday, 05 March 2011 09:28

Pleats: women's trend

Written by Tania Braukamper

A leather shell top worn above a skirt of floating, floor-length pleats. There was a sunny romanticism to Chloe's spring 2011 pairing, and it was a look much imitated. But it wasn't just Chloe: remember Lanvin's similarly captivating pleated gowns from the same season?

We've mentioned along the way the prevalence of pleats for spring 2011. And now we're here to tell you they're staying on as a trend for fall 2011.

So don't pack up pleats just yet, and don't be afraid to invest in them if there's that special statement piece you're considering. Pleats are back, and they're going to be with us for a while yet.

vera wang fall 2011 pleats
Pleats at Vera Wang A/W '11

If you like the trend let us know by clicking the 'Like' button below. And don't forget that if you'd like to keep up to date with all the latest fashion trends and how to wear them, you can subscribe to Fashionising.com's newsletter or RSS feed.

Invariably, every season something hits the catwalk that's pleated. But what particular types of pleats should you be on the look out for in 2011?

Most dominant as a 2011 fashion trend are knife pleats and their cousin, the sunray pleat. Knife pleats are single pleats that all go in the same direction; sunray or sunburst pleats are knife pleats that are cut to start smaller and get wider towards the bottom, creating a flared-out effect.

When you're looking for a statement, pleated item we're tipping our hat towards dresses. In particular, the maxi dress and the very-on-trend sheer maxi dress. If a pleated maxi dress isn't your thing, look then to midi and knee-length dresses.

dion lee fall 2011 pleats
Knee-length pleated overskirt at Dion Lee A/W '11

You'll note that we've excluded shorter hem length so far. They can work, but this is a trend that is about early 20th century influences and a sense of elegance, or a contrasting sense of 70's glamour. Shorter pleated items will come back in, but it's too early for a school-girl skirt revival just yet.

Pleats for Spring

When looking at pleats as a spring trend in 2011, what we're really looking at is lightweight fabrics; not boxy, school-girl pleats but flowing, ethereal ones.

When it comes to wearing these types of pleats in Spring:

  • Fabrics like crepe and silk tulle and anything that's to the sheer side is particularly on-trend.
  • For spring, as well as fall, the lightweight pleated maxi can easily be dressed up or down.
  • In the evening, it's utterly perfect with a 70s revival spin.
  • It can also work in a shorter length with a flapper / 1920s feel.

jill stuart fall 2011 flapper
Pleated flapper dress at Jill Stuart A/W '11

Pleats for Fall

Stepping off the spring runways and onto the fall ones, not much has changed. Despite the appropriateness to the cold weather, sheer and lightweigh fabrics are still key, though for winter there's also the option of something heavier.

The main difference for fall is how you style it. Here are some styling tips for the colder weather:

  • Pair a sunray pleat maxi-dress with socks or tights and heels, and some cosy layers on top. Having your soft, pleated gown flowing out from under a coat or jacket is simple yet effective.
  • Play it down in a rock-chic pair of boots instead of heels.
  • Mix styles for contrasts, like the dreamiest of pleated skirts with a bohemian fur or a tough biker jacket.

richard chai love fall 2011 pleats
Layered pleats at Richard Chai A/W '11

The dominance of pleats amongst 2011's fashion may thus far be all about dresses and skirts, but it's not going to stay that way. So here's a bonus for the fashionisers who like to lead: you're going to see a big comeback for pleated trousers across coming seasons both for men and for women. There's your bonus: one to get onto now.

Updates

/images/201105021650323091.jpgSunshine yellow and brown leather (22.4.11)

/images/201105021650323092.jpgAn emerald gem

/images/201105021650323093.jpgShimmer & spots

/images/201105021650323094.jpgBambi in pleats

/images/201105021650323095.jpgColour mastery

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Monday, 21 March 2011 16:44

Pleats: women's trend

Written by Tania Braukamper

A leather shell top worn above a skirt of floating, floor-length pleats. There was a sunny romanticism to Chloe's spring 2011 pairing, and it was a look much imitated. But it wasn't just Chloe: remember Lanvin's similarly captivating pleated gowns from the same season?

We've mentioned along the way the prevalence of pleats for spring 2011. And now we're here to tell you they're staying on as a trend for fall 2011.

So don't pack up pleats just yet, and don't be afraid to invest in them if there's that special statement piece you're considering. Pleats are back, and they're going to be with us for a while yet.

vera wang fall 2011 pleats
Pleats at Vera Wang A/W '11

If you like the trend let us know by clicking the 'Like' button below. And don't forget that if you'd like to keep up to date with all the latest fashion trends and how to wear them, you can subscribe to Fashionising.com's newsletter or RSS feed.

Invariably, every season something hits the catwalk that's pleated. But what particular types of pleats should you be on the look out for in 2011?

Most dominant as a 2011 fashion trend are knife pleats and their cousin, the sunray pleat. Knife pleats are single pleats that all go in the same direction; sunray or sunburst pleats are knife pleats that are cut to start smaller and get wider towards the bottom, creating a flared-out effect.

When you're looking for a statement, pleated item we're tipping our hat towards dresses. In particular, the maxi dress and the very-on-trend sheer maxi dress. If a pleated maxi dress isn't your thing, look then to midi and knee-length dresses.

dion lee fall 2011 pleats
Knee-length pleated overskirt at Dion Lee A/W '11

You'll note that we've excluded shorter hem length so far. They can work, but this is a trend that is about early 20th century influences and a sense of elegance, or a contrasting sense of 70's glamour. Shorter pleated items will come back in, but it's too early for a school-girl skirt revival just yet.

Pleats for Spring

When looking at pleats as a spring trend in 2011, what we're really looking at is lightweight fabrics; not boxy, school-girl pleats but flowing, ethereal ones.

When it comes to wearing these types of pleats in Spring:

  • Fabrics like crepe and silk tulle and anything that's to the sheer side is particularly on-trend.
  • For spring, as well as fall, the lightweight pleated maxi can easily be dressed up or down.
  • In the evening, it's utterly perfect with a 70s revival spin.
  • It can also work in a shorter length with a flapper / 1920s feel.

jill stuart fall 2011 flapper
Pleated flapper dress at Jill Stuart A/W '11

Pleats for Fall

Stepping off the spring runways and onto the fall ones, not much has changed. Despite the appropriateness to the cold weather, sheer and lightweigh fabrics are still key, though for winter there's also the option of something heavier.

The main difference for fall is how you style it. Here are some styling tips for the colder weather:

  • Pair a sunray pleat maxi-dress with socks or tights and heels, and some cosy layers on top. Having your soft, pleated gown flowing out from under a coat or jacket is simple yet effective.
  • Play it down in a rock-chic pair of boots instead of heels.
  • Mix styles for contrasts, like the dreamiest of pleated skirts with a bohemian fur or a tough biker jacket.

richard chai love fall 2011 pleats
Layered pleats at Richard Chai A/W '11

The dominance of pleats amongst 2011's fashion may thus far be all about dresses and skirts, but it's not going to stay that way. So here's a bonus for the fashionisers who like to lead: you're going to see a big comeback for pleated trousers across coming seasons both for men and for women. There's your bonus: one to get onto now.

Updates

/images/201105021649583046.jpgSunshine yellow and brown leather (22.4.11)

/images/201105021649583047.jpgAn emerald gem

/images/201105021649583048.jpgShimmer & spots

/images/201105021649583049.jpgBambi in pleats

/images/201105021649583050.jpgColour mastery

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