I’m not (and have never been) someone who blindly follows trends so it seems kind of weird that I’m writing this post. I think that the high street already steers customers into buying ‘trending’ items anyways that you often find yourself already in the trap, hence no need to purposely ‘follow’ trends. However I always like to keep an eye on the trends because I find it interesting a) how they change and come back and b) how big fashion houses influence what we see in the high street. So what I write in this post you can take it or leave it, not every trend will work or be liked be everyone – fashion is subjective.
Bringing back the sixties
This is by far my favourite trend that I’ve seen. We’re talking A-line skirts and dresses, polo necks (hmm I’m not digging that), tunics, pencil skirts, pointed flats and mini box shaped handbags. Designers including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang and Valentino displayed sixties inspired garments on the A/W 14 catwalks.
Designer normcore is described as ‘perfectly boring’. It involves wearing well tailored designer pieces and generally good quality designer clothes in classic monochrome colours. Normcore is all about dressing in normal, anonymous and detail free clothes. I’m all for it! Although I would never want to permanently ditch patterns and bold, bright, vibrant colours which my wardrobe mainly consists of, I can see the positives in this clothing trend. I think this style looks comfortable, sophisticated, chic and stylish and can be re-created with simple, good fitting pieces in high street stores such as Zara and River Island.
Fairy tale Fashion
I’ve never been a lover of floaty dresses and overtly luxury, embellished garments, but apparently they’ll be making a scene in A/W 14. I don’t particularly like this trend, mainly because it doesn’t seem extremely practical or ‘wintery’ but I’m very interested and intrigued to see how the highstreet recreate this regal trend…
Can we just have a moment of appreciation for that ‘Red-Riding Hood’ style coat which I have fallen in love with. Ahhh.
Of course with so many fashion shows there are a gizzlion trends to choose from. I’ve picked the three which I like the most/find the most interesting. Other trends that I’ve researched for A/W 14 are the embellished dress, pale pink (as always), blue – in practically every shade imaginable and the statement coat in the form of cloaks, capes and blankets (yes, blankets!).