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S/S14: What We’ll Be Wearing Next Season

04-10-2013   


 

Passing through New York, London, Milan and culminating in Paris, the four Fashion Weeks bring with them the promise of a new season, whether it’s the reviving of a trend seen many a time before, or the invention of something new and exciting; it’s a monster month of pure fashion discovery.

If there’s one style that is bound to take hold of S/S 14, it’s Sports Luxe. Jean-Pierre Braganza held his own with mesh sports jerseys in white and soft pink, while Christopher Raeburn sent an array of bomber jackets in a contrast of soft, drape-like to thick, waffle-style fabrics down his runway. Fyodor and Golan revved it up with motorcycle chic and Rag & Bone took one for the team in New York with their Tennis inspired collection.

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Slits; big, small, back, side, front. The bottom half of most garments parading down the catwalk featured a little sexy slither of leg; from Fendi to Gucci, Prada to Versace, take your cue from the Italians and show a bit of skin, the right amount will transform any outfit, and modernise your look.

If Spring/Summer has you coming over all hot and sweaty with memories of sunshine and sandy beaches, then it’s time to re-think your vacation spot; tran-seasonal took over the catwalks, with everyone from Miu Miu to Prada and Chloe disobeying Mother Nature’s seasonal rules. We saw thick tights (Miu Miu), knitted dresses (Prada) and lots of long sleeves (Chloe).

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As for the new season silhouette? Oversized appears to be key for S/S 14, Celine’s preference for an ovoid shoulder and shape won praise, but it was Victoria Beckham unexpectedly spearheading the movement with her collection inspired by “Shape”, where boxy tunics, boyish tailoring and loose trousers trumped traditional body-con.

Lastly, it was a lively month with prints seen in all four cities. Whether it be Chanel’s art class, Kenzo raising awareness for overfishing or simply something exquisite for Holly Fulton’s 70s party girl, print is back and set to take on the new season with a vengeance. Big, small, bold or subtle; we’ll leave that one up to you.

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By Ashleigh Kane

www.aisforashleigh.com

 

 




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