Fall 2014 fashion trends

Fashion trends: whether you want to follow them, ignore them, or rebel against them entirely, the one thing you can’t do is deny their existence. They are alway there, always influencing and always evolving. It’s our position that there are no set rules or laws that govern the realm of fashion. There’s nothing you must buy or must do, and there’s certainly nothing – ever – that you absolutely cannot do. If you love something, wear it, and that goes for whether it’s a trend fresh off the runways or not.

The fall / winter 2014 fashion trends are no different. Still on the horizon, they’ll yet march onto the runways, onto the shelves, and into our wardrobes. As always, we’re here to tell you what they are and offer advice on how to wear them – should you choose to. And as always, we hope to inform and inspire, but never to dictate. Fashion is your playground. We’re just showing you the latest toys.

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fall 2014 fashion trends

Key themes.

Punk fashion

According to forecasting agency Trendstop, punk fashion will continue to evolve into the fall of 2014, with “styles that preserve a subversive undercurrent” prevailing on the street. The punk rebellion is also set to access a new level of sophistication with its signature elements ready to undergo a refined changeover.

punk fashion
Punk fashion as seen on the Fall 2013 runways

Plaid pattern

Plaid in its grungy and chic manifestations is also predicted to stay on as a major pattern trend, capturing the imagination of designers once again as they present their fall / winter 2014 collections. This autumn’s it print will grow into a display of subtle sophistication, with its disheveled appeal effortlessly glaming up.

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Grungy plaids at 3.1 Phillip Lim & Saint Laurent, F/W ’13

Boudoir fashion

Agency Fashion Snoops predicts ‘Boudoir’ to also keep growing and evolving as a trend, stemming from the previous incarnation of pyjama dressing and drawing more inspiration from Victorian gentleman and old Hollywood starlets alike. Further vintage inspired details are set to enter boudoir territory.


Boudoir fashion on the F/W ’13 runway & vintage

1950s fashion

One can also expect the fall and winter of 2014 to witness an ever-growing sensibility towards the 1950s signature elements of femininity. The swing jackets and full skirt fantasies will be reenvisioned together with the cinched waists and elbow length gloves, calling to mind icons like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
1950s fashion at Ports 1961, Prada and Rochas, F/W ’13

Cutout clothing

In an effort to preserve the idea of subtle sensuality even during the colder months, the cutout clothing is set to effortlessly transition its high appeal into fall / winter 2014. Exposing just the right amount of skin while growing into a statement of style and poise, the cutaway clothing is yet to make its final statement.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Cutout clothing at Prabal Gurung, Barbara Bui and Cushnie et Ochs, F/W ’13

Digital prints

Incredibly beautiful and beyond captivating, the digital prints and patterns adorning nearly every type of silhouette are here to stay. As they progress towards the fall / winter 2014 they are bound to grow bolder and louder, but in doing so they will still manage to hold on to their indisputable gentleness.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Digital prints at Mary Katrantzou, Manish Arora and Antonio Marras, F/W ’13

Folk fashion

The folk motifs and the gorgeous embroideries that are deeply-rooted in tradition entered the fashion scene in a subtle manner, taking hold of the fashion world quite unexpectedly. For fall 2014, the folk theme is envisioned to carry forward with its evolution, striving to become a larger part of the tale.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Folk fashion at Antonio Marras, Matthew Williamson and Valentino, F/W ’13

1960s fashion

Signaling its preference for the 1960s classy shift dresses and seamless coats hitting mid thigh, the fall of 2014 is set to also mark the return to high necks and neutral colors. Leaving all the establishments behind, the 1960s fashion is expected to grow into a manifestation of modern minimalism.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
1960s fashion at Vanessa Bruno, Rag & Bone and Tommy Hilfiger, F/W ’13

PVC materials

The fall 2014 will also be witnessing the development of the PVC materials, as the plastic garments persist in entering luxury territory. From coats to accessories and from skirts to pants, the PVC statements yet to be made are ones that will blur the lines between timeless elegance and graphic futurism.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
PVC materials at Burberry Prorsum, Simone Rocha and Felder Felder, F/W ’13

Embellishments

No season without its fair share of sparkle, or so it seems as the road towards fall 2014 appears to be paved with enough shining beads and luxurious crystals. Less extravagant and more on the sophisticated side, next season’s embellishments become key to accent both the femininity and the concept of modern luxury.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Embellishments at Oscar de la Renta, Honor and Jenny Packham, F/W ’13

1980s fashion

The play on bold volumes continues for fall 2014 as the 1980s fashion will be marching on with its boxy shoulders and ample silhouettes. Expected to come together into a larger than life statement, the 1980s signature elements of colour, detailing and sharp cuts will only rise higher and higher.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
1980s fashion at Emanuel Ungaro, Balmain and Iceberg, F/W ’13

Sports fashion

Under constant evolution, the sports theme appears to be unstoppable as it currently building its way into fall 2014. With more of its signature accessories and elements replaced by solid platform heels and elongated silhouettes, the sports theme gains a highly sophisticated perspective for the near future.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Sports fashion at Lacoste, Michael Kors and Thomas Tait, F/W ’13

Moto theme

Powerful and edgy, oozing a different kind of sex-appeal, the moto girls covered in layers of leather and moody colours will still be ruling the runways come fall 2014. Expect new takes on the biker jackets, more leather boots, zippers, buckles and sexy mini-skirt silhouettes.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Moto theme at Anthony Vaccarello, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Diesel Black Gold, F/W ’13

Pastel colours

This season they successfully replaced the  moody grays and all the black building the common fall and winter wardrobes but the pastel colours have more to paint and prove as they enter the fall 2014. Expect more of the dusty rose, lilac, lavender and ice blue to be veiling next season’s garments in the softest tones.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Soft tones at Emporio Armani, Blumarine and Carven, F/W ’13

Psychedelic prints

Double knits, macrame and bark cloths will serve to bring together the plethora of psychedelic prints expected to invade the fall 2014 runways. A direct nod to the 1970s, the kaleidoscopic prints are set to breath new life into next season’s dresses and colorful separates.

Fall 2014 fashion trends
Psychedelic prints at House of Holland, Iceberg and Mara Hoffman, F/W ’13

Women’s fall 2014 fashion.

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Fall 2014 colour trends.

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Fall 2014 color trends

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