Monday, January 2, 2012


Pink Sugar Fashion Suite is back with style!!! It's 2012 and I'm ready for a new and exciting year! I'll be bringing you some amazing posts on fashion trends, style, makeup, fashion designers, art, and more throughout the year! I will also be debuting some of my own personal designs here on the blog. So Get Ready, Set, GO! Pink Sugar Fashion Suite will provide you with the most luxurious data so enjoy your stay here at the Suite!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Fashion travels around the world from country to country, but what exactly defines a stylish trend? Fashion trends develop on the streets first by random individuals creating personal styles or just those keeping up with what seems to be cool!  Once a street trend is created, designers take notice and then it hits the fashion runway.  Take a look at some of these street trends that were developed on the streets and afterwards were revamped to high fashion on the runway. Street trends are definitely taking notice and breaking down barriers!

Zoot Suits

Zuit suits were popularized by African American and Latino Americans during the late 1930's and early 1940's.  The zoot suit is high waisted, with wide legged pants, pegged trousers, and long coats.  Men often wore the suit with a hat to top off the look.  Here is an image of a Latino male wearing a zoot suit during the 1940's.
John Galliano redesigned the zoot suit with a checkered snakeskin zoot suit. This design was a part of his Spring 2002 Ready-To-Wear collection.


  Teddy Boys

Teddy Boys fashion was created by the young British generation who decided to make their look unique.  Here is an image of a group of British young men showing off their Teddy Boy style during the 1950's.

John Galliano does it again with revamping the trend of Teddy Boys.  In his Spring 2007 collection, he definitely proves to the fashion world he can turn any old trend into fresh and brand new.  Here are two designs of the fashion show which includes the suits with ties. 



The beatnik generation emerged as a counterculture to the materialistic, clean-cut and straight morals of the 1950's.  Here is beatnik Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face" in 1957. 

Betsey Johnson introduced her Beatnik themed designs for her Fall 2008 collection.  She embraced the beatnik trend with beret hats and black sunglasses that brought out the theme.  She included leopard prints, black, and leather to complete this collection. 



The mod style look came into gear during the 1960's and exemplified high fashion with decreasing the hemlines of miniskirts, leggings, bright colorful patterns, big lashes, and high boots.  Here is a picture of the first supermodel, Twiggy modeling in Mod fashion in 1960.

In 2008, Lacoste introduced several Mod inspired designs within its Spring collection.  These designs included artistic retro designs and eye catching black and white patterns that are sure to scream "Mod style has returned."



The hippies fashion was embraced by the young and some older adults during the 1960's.  The clothing expressed individualism and empowerement as well as the promotion of peace and love.

Here are two designs by Tsumori Chisato's Fall 2010 Ready to Wear collection.  Chisato used her inspiration for this line with looks of hippies to gypsies in long, soft flowing gowns with retro printing. 



Disco fashion was a huge hit during the 1970's as dancing and club wear was popular.  This image is from the movie "Saturday Night Fever" starring John Travolta filmed in 1977. 

Versace implemented a little bit of disco flair in the Fall 2009 Ready-To-Wear collection.  This collection included sexy glamour long gowns, with shimmering fabrics, and super feminine silhouettes.



Punk fashion was developed during the late 1970's with bold bright colors, wild hairstyles, comestics, and body modifications were implemented into a fashion trend.  This photograph was taken at De Montfort Hall during a performance by "The Damned," in 1977 during Leicester's first major punk concert.

Marc Jacobs decided to revamp the Punk trend into his Fall 2009 collection with neon bright pinks and purples, and overly exaggerated hairstyles.  The line included slashed dresses and tight pencil skirts with sexy booties.



Hip-Hop fashion has been a rapid growing trend in the fashion industry and has made a profound mark over the years.  Hip-Hop fashion originated from African American youth that includes sagging jeans, large gold chains, and bright colors.  Here is an image of the Hip-Hop popular female rap group "Salt N Pepa" in their fashionable hip-hop trending clothes.

One designer that dabbled a little in the hip-hop trend is Christian Dior for the Fall 2003 couture line.  These two designs give off the hip-hop feel with bright and bold color patterns. 


Newest Street Trends

Everyday new street trends are in the process of becoming a budding one or something that won't last but a few days.  There are two new street fashion trends that are popular for the Fall fashion of this year.
Animal prints seem to fall in and out of style but no matter what it has the strength to hold on to its trendy place.  Another new trendy style is women and men rocking blazers with pants or jeans.  These blazers are being worn in bright colors and patterns which gives any outfit a fashionable chic look. 
Animal Prints


Newest trends are seen on the runway as well. Check out these new animal print designs by Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2009 collection and Stella McCartney's Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009
Stella McCartney Spring 2010

Blazers are all over the runway as well. Check out these design by Betsey Johnson in her Spring 2009 collection which is full of color and texture. Also, this tweed double-breasted boyfriend blazer by Alexander Wang that is stunting with this vibrant skirt.

Alexander Wang
Betsey Johnson Spring 2009

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Fashion street trends reveal the most popular styles of dress, art, and other popular factors that are seen on the streets.  Fashion trends often change quickly and fashion is often used to describe the latest version of these trends.  The most popular street trends that I think are the most influential this year is wearing black and white stripped fashion and ladies wearing thigh high boots.  Designers are using bold stripes and are using them in different angles.  Donna Karan designed this black and white stripped dress for her Resort 2010 collection and included many other stripped pieces.  

Designers are styling up their garments with the fashionable thigh high boots.  Thigh high boots are being worn with mini dresses, skinny leg jeans, hot pants, and maxi dresses on the runway. Emilio Pucci complimented many of his designs in his Spring 2011 collection with thigh high boots.  These designers are noticing the hot and most popular street trends and adding them into their new designs and making them appear sexy and trendy.


Many fashion designers look for new inspirations through art from paintings, sculptures, and collages.  Here are some past and present fashion designs that were inspired by historical art and incorporated into fashion. 

Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2009 collection was inspired by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s painting “The Roses of Heliogabalus” from 1886.  This collection includes draping, feminine silhouettes, and softness that appear within Alma-Tadema’s painting. 

Designer Tadashi Shoji created his Spring 2011 collection with inspiration from the 15th century renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting, Primavera from 1482.  The designer added the effects long silk chiffon gowns, layering and draping to give off a soft elegant look from the painting. 

Catherine Maldarino’s past collection included this beautiful dress that was inspired by French artist Henri Matisse.  He was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.  The design of this dress comes from Matisse’s artistic piece called “The Snail” which is a collage of different vibrant colored shapes he created in 1953.

Designer Duro Olowu from London gathered inspiration from the artist Pablo Picasso. He incorporated the graphic deco design into his Spring 2010 RTW collection.

Andrew Wyeth’s painting from 1937, “The Ledge and the Island” inspired designer Zac Posen for one of Spring collections.  He used sky blue dramatic dresses and included gowns that were hand painted and shadow-dyed in tones which resembles the sand and blue water from Wyeth’s painting.  

Designer Lela Rose used the color scheme and designs from the painter Alex Katz for her Spring 2010 collection.  She included graphic designs and bold colors in this dress that gives it an awesome artistic feel.