Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Minimalist fashion- a return to classics!

Remember when people used to think about the fashion of the future? In the 1980's, when we imagined the fashions of 2010 the look was skin-tight unitards with crazy metal shoulder rings! Well it seems as though it's not just the flying cars we were wrong about - and thank goodness for that.

A huge trend entering the Fall 2010 fashion season is minimalism. Tons of designers are relying on basic fall tones and colors with simplistic pieces that are understated and unpretentious. Others are instead focusing their attention on dramatic cuts and angles, while still keeping things "tone down". What is interesting about this trend is how it pulls from the past with very classic lines and style, but still looks to the future by taking something old and making it adventurous. also has this cool slideshow of minimalist women's designs inspired by menswear.

On of the reasons I founded Linoto, was that it was difficult to find a set of linen sheets that were well made- with simple, modern finishes. Everything was embroidered, monogrammed, scalloped, lace-trimmed, etc. I appreciate this focus on craftsmanship, but it's too fussy.  Your bed should be a comfortable, cozy retreat rather than a made-up extravaganza that can only be admired from afar.

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