The Trend Edit - S/S 14

I was actually in two minds about doing this seasons’ trends edit.

Having to now deal with longer summers and winters, we’re still looking for coats in May and dresses in September. The autumn/winter and spring/summer divide is beginning to blur.

We’re also more focused on our individual looks than ever before. Street style and bloggers influence is growing, and they are becoming fashion industry players determined just by what they wear. High fashion designers are no longer the only ones shaping each seasons trends but merely setting a base line.

Trends may be less clear and only slightly different from those we’ve seen before, but evolved from the influence of street style, spring/summer 14  is bigger and bolder.

Miu Miu
Everything Embellished
Listen up Magpies...don't stop now! Designers from the likes of Prada to Roksanda ilincic have joined you and gone to town with lashings of shimmer, sparkle and shining jewelled fancies. You'll find it lavished across tops, dresses, collars and anything else with spare fabric.
Must Have: Set your sights on all that glitters this seasons.
Floral Futures
Designers seem to have found a way to join two polar opposites this season, teaming neon florals and botanical blooms with metallic glam rock and edgy attitude. Either try the lady-like treatment, sassy urban styling or be bold, and like designers embrace the two together.
Must Have: Edgy accessories & Feminine Florals
Antonia Berardi
Pastel Persuasion
There's plenty of millage still left in this hue. Fashion hasn't quite moved on from the dusty pink, but instead has been joined by soft powdery mint tones.
Pink is best worn as one accent piece, but that's not to say you can't be shameless and step out on pink head-to-toe.
Mint however, is best offset with nude tones or blended with sorbet pastels, but best worn with plenty of confidence!

Must Have: Dusty Pink & Powdery Mint hues

Topshop Unique
Bohemian Rhapsody
Brit It-girl Alexa Chung is the perfect poster girl for this next one.
A key take on boho for ss14 sees Anna Sui, Topshop Unique, Chanel and more, blending the romantic 70’s maxi dress and floppy hat with 60’s borderie anglaise dresses and retro sunnies.
Must Have: Floaty Overs & Wide leg trousers
House of Holland
Attention Grabbing It-Dress
Probably the easiest to pull off this season. Take one A-mazing dress, worn with heels and full confidence and strut your stuff. Done!
Must Have: Statement It-Dress
Christian Dior

SS14’s little lace dress (LLD) resembles more of night dress than a high-octant, vintage frock and is best styled with essential black eyeliner and voluminous hair.

Must Have: Little Lace Dress
Saint Laurent
Cold Shoulder
Don’t bare all for S14.....simply tease everyone with what might be by just showcasing your sculpted d├ęcolletage and collar bones.
Must have: One Shoulder/Strapless Dress
Simona Rocha
Sheer Skirt 
We are heading into transparent territory, so reach for your sheer pencil, maxi and midi skirts (anything shorter is so last year, dahlings!). To keep a remain somewhat reserved, houses such as Mulberry, Dior and Burberry have designed full briefs to accompany this cheeky look, and rightly so!

Must Have: Sheer Skirt 

Proenza Schouler
Pleats Please
Broad pleats are a thing of the past, well for now anyway, so go for tight please on dresses, skirts and accessories. 

Must Have: Tight Pleats

Alexander McQueen
Matchy Matchy
With no doubt, the hottest look this season is wearing one print all over or to clash several patterns in one outfit. If this seems too daring, then your best way to approach this is working one colour into everything from shoes, to your phone case...the works! Too much is simply not enough.

Must Have: Matchy Outfits



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