Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Trend Report

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Navy Blue
Dark, intense and classic, next season navy blue is the new black. Made famous by the British Royal Navy, the dark blue adapted itself into the world of fashion and appears as next winter’s standout color. 

From left to right: Dries Van Noten, Chloé and Céline

Exotic furs
The must-have fur coat for next winter comes straight from the wild in-pop colors with disco and grunge flares. As if they were dipped in fluorescent paints and bleached in acid, furs goes two-tone and tricolor, and blacks change to neon yellow and hot pink as brown turns red or green, changing the style codes of urban sophisticates and their classic furs.

From left to right: Roberto Cavalli, Fendi et Versace

This wool fabric excels in elegance next season and reinvents itself in various forms. Under the legendary influence of Coco Chanel, who feminized the typically masculine fabric.

From left to right: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Haider Ackermann

From red checks, to green, blue and black plaid, this season the clan beckons as everything from the traditional to the modern appeared printed with Scottish tartan. Think grunge at Saint Laurent and masculine at Céline and Stella McCartney for a hint at how designers gave the kilt fabric their own inspirational twist.

From left ot right: Stella McCartney, Céline and Saint Laurent

This season, studied dishevelment is back as designers reinvented the non-conformist vibe of the ‘80s grunge scene. Take a hint of punk, add a little rock, mix in some heavy metal and you’ll have the deliberately grungy appeal of the looks that hit the runway. Studded leather, mesh stockings and plaid shirts with an added couture feel.

From left to right: Emilio Pucci, Rodarte and Saint Laurent

A reliable, instant pick-me-up, white invites itself into our wardrobes each winter and this year is no exception. It arrives bearing gifts ina soft, reassuring cream tint, as seen at Isabel Marant, Valentino and Céline.

From left to right: Valentino, Isabel Marant and Céline

Youthful prints
With girly hearts, frivolous stars and even childhood characters like Bambi, designers have certainly made a playful stamp on next season. The youthful trend was contrasted with transparency and patent leather.

From left to right: Saint Laurent, Burberry Prorsum and Givenchy

Oversized shoulders
For his first show as Balenciaga’s Creative Director, Alexander Wang presented coats and shortened jackets with large, rounded shoulders in homage to the oversized cuts from the era of Cristobal Balenciaga, founder of the celebrated fashion house established in the 1930s. The look carefully softens strict winter silhouettes.

From left to right: Gucci, Proenza Schouler and Balenciaga

Metallic mesh
Seen at Anthony Vaccarello, Chloé and Paco Rabbanne, a medieval trend for next season has developed, featuring armor-inspired mesh pieces. Far from weighing down the look, however, this mesh delicately dresses the chest, hips and legs, hiding parts of the female body, yet subtly revealing others, elusively hinting at nudity.

From left to right: Chloé, Anthony Vaccarello and Paco Rabanne

Powder Pink Coats
A poetic breeze floated through the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collections. As designers used vibrant colors for their dresses and pants, their coats hit the runways in softer, delicate colors like powder pink. Sweet and angelic, the English Rose hues transport us to a world of romance and whimsy for next season.

From left to right: Christian Dior, Miu Miu and Carven

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