Style Squad | Ackermans


Princess
31.07.2017
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Trend: Princess Naledi's Mermaid Cove. If I was a mermaid I would recycle all sea life and plants to produce fabulous fashion. I got blue boyfriend jeans with cuts at the knees. The silver paint on the jeans and silver pumps represents the sun's reflection on the water. The navy knitted scarf represents seaweed. I used the pearls and bangles to accessorise. I also got a turquoise top with flowers that I would pick whilst sunbathing. I predict that off-the-shoulder tops and dresses will be the hottest trend for summer 2018. I would call this trend "Summer Breezy". This trend is going to be about being fresh and feminine. I would call this item "Cool Cocktail". This item reminds me of my family vacation to Durban. It was hot. We had to look good because we were invited to a wedding too. I painted the fabric myself with the fabric paint I got for my last activity. I enjoyed mixing the colours. The bright colours remind me of the bright icy cocktails my mom had by the pool deck. This top can be worn casual like me in the pictures. You can also dress it up in high-waist trousers or a straight-cut skirt with a funky pair of heels.


Singi
26.07.2017
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Trend: Havana Nights. It's sophisticated and has a fun vibe at the same time. This style has a lot of flair and a mixture of colours blended to it. It's a mixture of tropical and tribal at the same time. The theme is very bold and makes a huge statement, it also allows a platform for creativity because it is different from the rest. "Havana Nights" is usually a summer theme  and I thought why can't it be worn in winter too. I purchased a beige coat which is a powerful statement in the fashion world and sneakers that are beige too and fluffy on the inside making them comfortable. Sneakers can be worn with almost everything. With this outfit I wore a white lace dress to bring in the fun and playfulness of "Havana Nights". Urban streetwear with a touch of vintage that will be trending. E.g. boyfriend jeans, crop tops with a wide fairy skirt, denim jackets, big vintage sunglasses, bodysuits, leather jackets of different colours. Society is beginning to be comfortable with themselves, more adventurous and not wearing tight uncomfortable clothing that doesn't define them. The two items that I have made are a head wrap and a belt with matching materials. The name of this combo would be "Unapologetic". This is because when people wear these items I want them to feel bold, strong, confident and fierce and unapologetic about being themselves and showing that through the world of fashion. On the material I painted leaves from the same tree with different colours. This shows that we are all humans just as all the leaves are common and have different personalities, which is the different colors of the leaves. At the end of the day we are all beautiful in our differences. My inspiration came from the relationships I have with different people around me. Just as I have worn the items in the pictures, I see people wearing the items with a solid colour in order not to overpower the colours of the head wrap. One can play around with the style of tying the head wrap to match their head shape. Shoes that match the jacket is also a good idea to keep looking great.


Malotsha
24.07.2017
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Trend: Tribal Print. I went for a traditional tribal look since we come from Africa month (May). This look was inspired by the Ndebele art which is shown on the dress. To add more diversity I added a bit of beadwork shown by the bracelet, earings and necklace. Lately, fashion shows have been airing clothes which combine a little bit of a modern look with a touch of traditional attire. The predicted trend is modernised tribal look . I would name it a mini Ruffle skirt. A similar skirt was featured as the best street style at New York fashion week. Many others will wear this skirt on a summer's day out with a modest T-shirt.


Nixie
21.07.2017
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Trend: Dapper Man. The look I created is smart and high-fashion. I bought a dark grey jacket and a long-sleeved, light grey V-Neck T-shirt from Ackermans, I've added formal shoes, dark blue jeans, sunglasses and nerd glasses to complete this look. This look is all about layering and it came together perfectly making me look like a little "Dapper Man"! I think for winter 2018 the Futuristic Trend would definitely rock! The Futuristic Trend is all about cyber-style, alien-inspired dynamic designs, metal fabrics and smart-enabled accessories making for glam garments that dare to stand apart from the crowd. This trend will definitely be BIG in 2018 because it's bold, high-fashion and the possibilities are endless! I would name this trend item "The Futuristic Hooded Scarf"! I feel so cool in this scarf like Darth Vader! I got my inspiration from futuristic movies like Star Wars and Guardians Of The Galaxy! This trend is also big for winter in high-fashion magazines and fashion runways all over the world! I see people wearing hooded scarves, long trench coats, glow in the dark, holographic and metal fabrics, smart-enable accessories like bracelets that can give you Wi-Fi, health benefits and a whole lot more! The possibilities with this trend are really endless and very exciting!


Ney-Ney
19.07.2017
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Trend: Urban Street. I bought a long grey sleeveless hoodie with blue denim jeans and a pink belt. I created a street style because it's funky and cool. My cap complements my look to complete that urban style. The Boho Bohemian Chic style will be the big trend for summer 2018. It's a popular 60s style and all about jacquard, floral, decorations, prints and bright colours. It's the style of artists of the free and beautiful people. The "free spirit" theme makes it once again popular. It can be fun, tribal and gypsy which adds to its popularity. I named it "Music Misty Boho Chic Style" because the patterns and pictures represent the expression of music which represents "freedom" for me as in the Bohemian way with bright colours. My love for music inspired me because through music I can express my feelings and feel free to be myself or whatever I want to. I see others wearing this trend during summer mixing it with bright colours and combining it with another look or style to give that perfect touch. With the right assessories it would complement the look even more.


Animeniac
17.07.2017
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Trend: Havana Nights. I found this smart maroon China  T-shirt I really like and I thought of what would go well it. I then found this checked jacket of my dad's and thought it would look good with a shirt. Because it was bright but still smart I chose Havana Nights as my trend. I predict nothing conventional. Guys/boys are usually limited when it comes to accessories for their hair but I believe that will be making its way up for both winter and summer. I see headbands and turbans for guys trending. I call it the "turbind". A good accessory can complete any good look. I was just looking for something different to the conventional hat or beanie. This is big with Harry Styles, it's mostly for people who are willing to take risks with fashion and their hair.