Friday, 26 July 2013

Fashion Friday: New season trends A/W 13

The new season collections have arrived and as ever there are a multitude of trends to choose from. Quite often I find I have at least one item of my wardrobe that fits in with a new season trend just because there are so many (trends that is, my wardrobe doesn't fill a whole room!). I know a lot of people say they never keep up with fashion trends because they don't want to end up looking like a fashion victim, but really its hard to ignore them. Most new season trends will filter down to high street stores and you'll find yourself wearing a version of a trend without even knowing. I like to keep up to date to know what's in store for the season. Saying that, I'm never a fan of all trends, so I'll skip over punk, excessive use of feathers and the like here. This is my pick of the best A/W 13 trends, which is your favourite?
 
Every season without fail there is a new skirt length. The A/W 13 skirt length is just below the knee, most skirt styles qualify but circle skirts are seen in abundance throughout the collections. I think this skirt length and style is so flattering and much more preferable and wearable than last season's minis, sometimes less is not always more.

Antonio Marras
Roksanda Ilincic
 
This season's colours are blue and pink. Pink comes in all shades but blue focuses particularly on navy. Pink is particularly seductive and feminine when used for woolly outerwear in a pale shade.
 
Dior

Mulberry
Mulberry
 
Dark florals are seen throughout many collections in different forms this season. Large or small scale prints, whatever type of flower, when set against a dark background you're ready for A/W 13. This is the best way to include florals within your A/W wardrobe, the dark mood fits in perfectly with gloomy winter weather. Undoubtedly my favourite trend of A/W 13,  dark florals have already started to work their way into my wardrobe.
 
Mulberry

Antonio Marras
Valentino

Once again, for A/W 13 oversized coats are in, but take this trend cautiously. Although cosy, you don't want to end up looking lost in your coat, the best remedy is to cinch in the waist with a skinny belt. Make a feature of it and use an unusual statement belt. Although I like this trend on the catwalk, I'll be sticking to my classic trench this season.
 
Antonio Marras

Dolce & Gabbana
 
You name the style, whatever it is, this season it will likely come highly embellished. Dresses glisten with gems arranged in elaborate patterns, beads overload fabrics and sleek separates include detailed embroidery. These are the kind of garments that are best appreciated up close.

Dior

Antonio Marras
Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

There's a lot of fur scattered around this season, it seems the 1920s influence has not worn off yet. Fur features in many of the collections in a variety of colours and animal prints. A/W 13 sees fur in the form of extravagant fur coats or subtle trims. I personally love a bit of fur trim, particularly fur collars and cuffs on a coat. A word of caution though; go easy on the Dalmatian print fur - remember Cruella De Vil?

Roksanda Ilincic
Nina Ricci

Of course, there are many more trends and many more garments from a wide variety of different designers that include these trends...we are spoilt for choice!

Dior, Mulberry, Roksanda Ilincic, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricci images from -
www.elleuk.com
Antonio Marras images from - www.glamour.com

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