From rushing around at London Fashion week & being busy with other projects I’ve poorly neglected my blog! My intention was to blog about the emerging trends seen at London, Paris & Milan separately, but as today is the last day I’m going to combine all three and give you a rundown on my predictions.
It seems pastels and in particular pink, will be a hot colour for SS14. Many designers such as Preen, Emilia Wickstead, Victoria Beckham, Eudon Choi, Elie Saab & Chanel used pink in their collections, which is a relief for anyone buying for this year’s autumn winter collections as it will see you nicely through to next season! For anyone hoping to have further longevity in their wardrobe then other trans seasonal trends included; leather, monochrome, lace, poker-dots, oversized jewellery and metallic’s.
Florals (as expected) were regularly used by designers such as Moschino, Elie Saab & Armani with designers such as D&G and Matthew Williamson elaborating further with florals in 3D.
In terms of shapes, pleats seem to be a trend to watch with Jonathan Saunders , Christopher Kane, Barbara Cassola & VB all featuring these. The the mullet (short at the front & long at the back) was a popular choice by Antonio Berardi, Alice Temperley & Alberta Ferretti and the handkerchief hem was spotted by Anthony Vaccarello & Preen. All of which will be guaranteed shapes to look for next year.
Other than the Sports luxe & sheer themes I mentioned in my NYFW blog, it looks like the 1970’s & 1980’s seem to be having another revival. St Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton & Alexander McQueen hinted back to the 80’s embracing all things Madonna & punk. Whilst designers such as Lanvin, Gucci & Jonathan Saunders took a nod to the 70’s disco, caftans and dip dye fabrics.
My curveball trend prediction would be water, as hues of blue and turquoise with aquatic patterns were spotted by designers such as Kenzo, Phillip Lim & Vionnet.
Although I hate to say this, I think school uniform may also have a comeback (this trend really makes me cringe as the average Jo can look like mutton dressed as lamb!) Viktor & Rolf, Dior, Erdem & Prada all had various guises of this trend in their collection with schoolgirl skirts and crests embroidered on their garments.
I’ll be interested to see what fashion journalist will choose as the final trends for next year S/S & would be also interested to hear your views – so please drop me a note!
To view one of my reports from London Fashion week visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrNPsL0-Qpk&feature=share&list=PLvsJ1YyiZaVRYwo6VMO1tng-PJKjBiXh7