It feels a bit odd to be talking about next season already but alas summer is nearly over in the fashion industry and autumn/winter 2014 is starting to appear in stores. London Fashion week showcased some key trends that will keep us going through the chilly months. Some trends are making a comeback from previous seasons and others taking vintage inspirations. There is always something for everyone and I’ve featured my five favourite trends for autumn/winter 2014 in a mini lookbook. Take a look!
Knitwear is always a statement autumn/winter item as it keeps us cosy on those dreary winter days. One of my favourite shows at London Fashion week was designer Sibling who showcased beautiful oversized knitwear with crochet knit inspirations. The collection had a slight gothic feel to it and made it a mysterious and alluring twist on the knit classics.
This traditional design conjures images of Scottish tartan kilts and rolling Highland mountains and the AW14 collections from designers such as Vivienne Westwood shows us just how classic and sophisticated your outerwear can be. Gorgeous tartan prints and rich regal colours give us an on trend mix in our darker winter wardrobes.
Prints featured heavily on the AW14 catwalks in many different forms. Favourites included geometric and 3D creations which gives texture to an outfit and creates eye catching looks. Floral print which has been a bit hit for SS14 has been given a winter twist with dark tones and rich autumnal colourings.
The Sixties Shift
I love a cute shift dress and designers like Orla Kiely showcased gorgeous 60’s inspired looks and quirky designs. The high street will be buzzing with on trend examples and teaming this style dress with patterned or classic tights will take the trend into the winter months.
Deep oranges and dark tones are normally associated with autumnal colours but this season sees vibrant oranges really make AW14 create eye catching looks. Christopher Raeburn featured lashings of this vivacious colour to really bring some life into traditional A/W trends and styles.