Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, a trend analayst and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.
The Inspiration: This summer season fashion-forward females find inspiration in the retro styling of the 1940s and 1950s as bikinis turn bigger, prompting a pin-up girl aesthetic. Original pin-up girls Grace Kelly and Betty Grable become key figures, inspiring contemporary takes from fashionistas worldwide; cue polka dot prints, gingham checks, and high-waisted briefs.
The Runway: A retro undercurrent dominated swimwear on spring/summer 11 runways with an abundance of corset and bandeau bras teamed with big high-waisted knickers. Bright white proved to be a favourite choice of colour along with soft oyster and silver shades.