While everyone else is busy editing and revising their Best of 2010 lists, in fashion it's always more interesting to look forward rather than back. Each year I invite some Portland style makers to let us in on what they're predicting and looking forward to in 2011.
"For my own Personal style, my biggest fashion icon is David Bowie in his 'Thin White Duke' period. I am also inspired by Marc Bolan, Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music, Marlene Dietrich's menswear period, and basically the look of the modern 1970s career woman, with a touch of early 1990s Madonna. Next year I will be wearing pants (wide leg and tapered leg, no skinny jeans), blazers, tailored button up shirts, jumpsuits, bustiers and bandeau tops, wedges, and pieces that are well-made, classic in cut and style, and in neutral palettes. On the other hand, when I go out dancing and to parties I will be sporting fun dresses that usually end up being on the Studio 54 side of things. I guess you can say I pull much of my inspiration from the 1970's. My prediction for the coming year in terms of fashion in general is that I think that minimalism will be coming back in a major way. What I mean by that is that cuts and silhouettes will be simple and clean and more on the classic side of things rather than the trendy side."