Berlin Trouser Spring Trend Report
Here at Antiform we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Spring, with it comes the overwhelming urge to update the wardrobe. It’s not yet warm enough to lose the layers altogether but we’re definitely feeling ready to graduate out of our multiple pairs of tights phase and begin dressing to impress once more!
Our visit to Berlin Fashion Week was very well-timed for us to inject some much needed inspiration. We exhibited at the Ethical Fashion Show again this year and were in the ideal position to spot the coolest pieces as they came by the stand. Usually it’s the womens’ shoes in Germany that have us impressed, but this year there were too many cool pairs of slacks not to share in a trend report!
We managed to get pictures of a few of our favourites to show you as inspiration for getting brave with trouser looks. We love the oversized and the bold, a bit of volume with the right details can make striding around all day much more fun!
Classic black trouser?
Huge pleats in the front and back of this formal black trouser make them fun enough to wear with trainers or Doc Martens as their stylish owner chose to do.
Jeans, but not as you know them!
So much love for these vintage straight leg jeans, chopped off at a strange mid-calf length and layered with opaque black tights and a long coat that they just peek out of the bottom of. With the faux snake skin boots they are the perfect winter into spring transition trouser.
Turn up the volume
There is a theme here of that bit too short trousers…! We can’t get enough of them, they are the easiest way to make an average outfit instantly cooler. And they give you the chance to show off your shoe collection – see above, Lizzie in her favourite Navy Pinstripe Epic Trousers and her awesome studded leather buckle boots.
I hope we’ve inspired you to get excited about the fun styling opportunities for a humble pair of trousers. Shortening a pair of trousers can easily be finished using a hand needle and thread and a spare half an hour, or in the case of the jeans – simply measure and cut with an unfinished edge! What could be more simple?!
We’d love to hear your own trouser-transforming ideas – comment below or tweet us @antiformonline and we’ll retweet your tips!