The 7 Biggest Trends of Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

09 October 2013 by

Click Through For The Top Trends of the Season

1. Fancy Florals

Supercharged posies, tattoo blooms and 3D blossoms – for S/S 2014, florals have had a serious makeover. Do mine the herbaceous boarder but forget about chintzy prints and frumpy frocks.

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Burberry, Carven, Dior, Erdem, Galliano, Hermes, House of Holland, Marc Jacobs, Christopher Kane, Marni, Jonathan Saunders, Giambattista Valli

2. Fondant Shades

Pastels, and pumped up fondant shades were seen across countless runways in all four fashion cities. Wear head to toe for an off-kilter take on girly.

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Prabal Gurang, Emilia Wickstead, Miu Miu, DKNY, Rochas, Burberry, Lacoste, Christopher Kane, Dior Sportmax, Jonathan Saunders, Emporio Armani

3. Shine On

Satin and metallics in every colour of the rainbow brought a heavy dose of glamour to proceedings this season. For a cool shiny vibe go for a satin suit or else work sheeny fabrics for day to night – these piece are far too pretty to be saved for best.

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Preen, Altuzarra, Lanvin, Christopher Kane, Jason Wu, Rochas, Thakoon, Christopher Kane, Antonio Berardi, Diane Von Furstenberg, Gareth Pugh

4. Logo-Mania

Next season we’ll all be wearing our style on our sleeve as that 90’s staple makes a marked comeback. Whichever message you choose to transmit, make sure it makes a subversive statement.

Left to Right:

Alexander Wang, Dior, DKNY, Ashish, Kenzo, Christopher Kane

5. Sheerly- There

Transparency is key once again this season as designers continue to persuade us to flash the flesh. Tops, skirts, dresses, shirts – basically anything goes as long as its see-thru.

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Haider Ackermann, Giles, Erdem, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Antonio Berardi, Simone Rocha, Fendi, Vionnet, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton

6. Pleats Please

The corrugated skirt is the star buy of S/S 2014 – indeed no wardrobe will be complete without one. Luckily all sensibilities from upscale lady to grungy hipster are catered for with mini, maxi and midi hemlines.

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Proenza Schouler, Celine, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Fendi, Givenchy, McQueen, Vanessa Bruno, Dries Van Noten, Nina Ricci

7. The New Silhouette

Long-line tunics teamed with skirts have created a modern take on the classic flapper silhouette while simple dresses have been updated with dropped waists. It’s a marmite trend, for sure and certainly trickier the bustier you are on top.

Left to Right;

Chanel, Lanvin, Celine, Acne, Balmain

As the world’s fashion editors get their feet back under their desks after a month on the road, the time is ripe to reflect on the season’s biggest trends. While we will have to wait a few months for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections to drop into store and there are countless additional micro-trends that we will be obsessing over in weeks to come – think orthopaedic shoes, skirts over jeans and strings hanging from everything – in the gallery above we have whittled down the most important looks of the season.

From florals to fondant shades, sheer to shine, these are the trends that you’ll need to be up on to deal with the season ahead. So click through the images and let us know which look you’ll be working come 2014 either on the Grazia UK Facebook page or in the comments box below!


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