For spring/summer 2011 Mpdclick presents three trends, Fable, Enlighten & Sobriety. Today the trend forecaster takes a sneak peak at what the Fable trend for footwear will look like for Summer 2011.
Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.
Fable explores a return to innocence that manifests itself within the intrigue of the forest and the renaissance of epic children’s literature.
Inspired by the good-versus-evil narrative of fairy-tales, fashion and footwear celebrate the magic and wonder of traditional storytelling, bringing old fable and folklore to a modern audience. The ethereal and delicate beauty of an imaginary dream-world is tinged with an underlying sense of darkness.
To adopt the fable trend into your footwear range use translucent and iridescent fabrics to evoke the enchanting aesthetics of fairy wings. Handcrafted details will emphasise the intricacy of the trend. Fantastical embellishments will adorn statement footwear and add magical appeal.