Trend Forecast: Modern Romance 2014

The leaders in fashion forecasting, WGSN, have released the first of 3 reports on the Spring Summer 2014 key looks for ladieswear. Florals, candy stripes, tonal houndstooth and soft tones carry through into mixtures of sheer, matt and printed fabrics with a classical, romantic mood. The addition of sweatshirts and jeans in soft tones and high end fabrics give the ultra feminine look an easy wearing appeal. Comfort is queen. Download their first report at http://wgsn.co/18obiDi.

 

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Burberry Prorsum SS’14

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Balmain SS’14

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John Rocha SS’14

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Christopher Kane SS’14

Trend: The Shining

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From pearly sequins to patent plastic and latex, shiny textures and fabrics are on the cards across the seasons. Across collections from Paris, London and New York fashion weeks the shine was dominant. The revival of the plastic mac was evident on Autumn ’13 collection catwalks at London Fashion Week, with Felder Felder combining plastic macs with latex. Mermaid pearly fabric shades and sequin tones could be seen in the Marc Jacobs and Rodebjer Spring Summer ’14 collections at New York Fashion week. Leathers were displayed with sheen, and gilt gold and silver pants were paired with fluffy sweaters to balance them out in the Balmain show . One thing’s for sure, this trend is as much an exploration of fabrics and textures as it is a treat for the senses.

Left to right: Balmain, Felder Felder, Rodebjer & Marc by Marc Jacobs.