A trend is whats popular or ‘in-vogue’ at a specific moment of time, a movement in which nationally or globally followed. A trend can be either classified as a macro or a micro trend.


Micro trends are typically the smaller, less-obvious trends, for example, patch pockets or rings/necklaces.

Macro trends are the smaller trends within the major movements in fashion but larger than micro, for example, a specific colour or accessories as a whole.


So, clashing designs and cultured patterns have always been a major theme in my wardrobe, especially in the warmer and sunnier seasons, so this workshop has really stood out for me as a key starting point for my next, partnered project. I thought I should look into possible designers who are unique and have a specific way of clashing the clothing so somehow, the outfit still looks effective and definitely purchasable.

Designers I came across were:

  • Todd Oldham
  • Miu Miu
  • Moschino; specifically early 90s – early 2000’s (obviously)
  • Vintage Versace
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Burberry

I class a good “clash” to be anything from the colours, patterns and even possible embroidery / gems within the clothing, even as broad as the shaped holes made in some clothing designers. Its something that only certain people have the eye for, and I feel is maybe the hardest element of becoming a stylist – as the appearance is meant to be  noticeable, yet seriously not over the top.