With Berlin Fashion Week coming to an end this week and the main season kicking off with the first of the ‘big four’ at New York Fashion Week on 7th February, we look ahead to the trends that are set to be huge in autumn winter 2013 / 2014.
As the first snow this year is just beginning to settle on the streets of London, it seems more than apt to look at the autumn winter trends ahead. So what’s in store for next winter? Let’s take a look at the major themes predicted to be covered during the big fashion shows of New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Expect to see warm hues, explosions of gold and all shades of orange, coral and red that will also feature much during spring summer 2013. Next winter’s trends are set to see a continuation from the current regal and Art Deco inspiration that looks towards Great Britain’s own monarchy as well as Eastwards, to Russian oligarchs of the past century in particular. This trend is in direct contrast to a more visionary outlook on life, with futuristic yarns in vibrant colours and a (de-)constructed DIY aesthetic.
Further, a continuity from natural and honest fabrics so popular during the current season with a focus on craftsmanship is anticipated, as well as what trend forecasters have dubbed ‘Dark Clash’: textiles inspired by the night sky.
No doubt, every designer or brand will interpret this in their own unique way. London Fashion Week will be taking place between 15th and 19th February this year. It will be exciting to see how these trends might translate onto the catwalks in the capital, where typically anything is possible.