With the world of fashion a topsy-turvy world, it can be difficult to keep track of what is in, what’s out and what it’s all about this season. Step forward the world famous London Fashion Week to direct and dress us ready for the upcoming seasons.
With last September bearing witness to the must-have wardrobe additions for Spring/Summer, last month saw our eyes open to what 2013’s later months will hold host to. The rumours of trends making a return and the murmurs of unwritten fashion secrets were already circulating months before and the show didn’t disappoint.
So once your bikinis are away, the sun cream is bottled and those short shorts are stored away for another year, what trends can you rely on to brighten your autumn/winter months?
Pink & Red
Dusty pinks and emotive reds were all ablaze on London’s catwalks as designers looked to embrace these elegant and natural colours. Best matched with dark colours or as an all-in-one outfit, their stand-out ability from the muted palettes of the conventional colours schemes makes them the perfect compliment to those long autumn nights.
Often considered a brave and controversial trend, the turtle neck has indeed extended its long neck out from behind its shell this year. The perfect tool for layering and accentuating, the turtle neck is a style that can ooze elegance and class if combined with the right outfit. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, colours and styles.
The go-to girl of women’s fashion, the leopard skin print is often the saviour of many girls’ nights out as they struggle to find something that will ‘go’. What many designers experimented with was breaking up the pattern with bright and bold belts and accessories to a great effect. Its proud heritage and season-round appreciation make it one of the must-have additions for your wardrobe.
Split Sleeves & Skirts
The most original and wondrous trend to come from the catwalk last month was the micro-trend that see’s our clothing torn at the seams. From split sleeves to split skirts, first seen on the summer catwalks, the allure of flesh and their seductive nature make this brave style one that will become ever more popular. Expect to see this trend flourish this year.
Secreting comfort and sophistication, velvet is something that many people associate with the bedroom more than fashion. But designers have bought this eloquent of materials back into the fold. With the attributes to keep you warm as well as looking good enough to eat, this bold look is one that can be transferred for both business and pleasure.
Look Good All Year Round
Never underestimate the limits of fashion. With success of this year’s London Fashion Week, the real underlying emphasis clearly was on standing out from the drear and drabs of the autumn and winter months.
So don’t get down when the sun finally sets on the summer months. Relish in the fact that you have a wardrobe that is more than ready for what 2013 has in store.
With London Fashion Week over for another season, Phil Warrington writes on what trends will be looking to catch on this 2013 thanks to Shop Foundation; an established woman’s clothes retailor and spills the secrets on what to wear this Autumn/Winter season.