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.
Women’s fall 2014 fashion.
The themes in fashion this winter.
Plaid continues to evolve as a fashion trend this fall / winter, covering the distance between classic and grunge. Find out the new ways to wear it by checking out the full tartan and plaid trend report at that link.
What goes around comes around. And like that, cowgirl fashion is back - newly evolved and spanning the gamut from pin-up girl to minimalist. Fashionising.com naturally has a full guide for the trend, taking you through just what the urban cowgirl style is this year.
The evolution of mod-inspired fashion continues, with fall 2014 borrowing moods from the decade of free love. Seek out the playful side of the '60s in bold prints, bright colours and mini hems. Read more about 1960s inspired fashion.
This autumn / winter, fashion looks to the folk arts for inspiration on looking gorgeous while staying warm. It's all in the embroideries, knits and ethnic-inspired embellishments. Read about the folk fashion trend.
From the blanket cape to the wrap coat, the pretty pastel crombie to the edgy embellished biker: your fall / winter 2014 wardrobe won't be complete without the right outerwear. Here's our report on the fall coats and jackets you need right now.
Fall 2014’s individual fashion trends.
There's the mystical, the imaginative, the regal and the minimal. Whatever jewellery styles you opt for this fall, it's as much about the motifs as the mood. Learn about the season's key jewellery trends.
May the force be with you(r wardrobe). If you didn't already know, Hollywood is making a third Star Wars trilogy and the fashion industry has noticed. It's also noticed the fashion crowd's love for all manner of pop-icons - Star Wars is now one of them thanks to a few designers. Heavy on the prints, here's your guide to winter 2014's Star Wars mini fashion trend.
Fall 2014 hair trends.
Braids and ballerina buns, flowing waves and creative up-dos: fall 2014's hair trends are inspirational without being impossible to master. For a full and evolving report on which styles are in and how to get them, visit our fall 2014 hairstyles guide.
Men’s fall 2014 fashion.
So what about the key trends for men? From the key silhouettes to the most appealing prints; from the sporty to the sartorial; we look at what fashion in for men this fall / winter.
Fall 2014 colour trends.
The colours we wear have the power to change our mood and shape our entire outfit. They can make us blend in or stand out. And they move in trends, just as themes and cuts do. Here we take a look at the colour trends forecast for fall 2014 and into winter.
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 as seen on the Fall 2013 runways
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.
Grungy plaids at 3.1 Phillip Lim & Saint Laurent, F/W ’13
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
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.
1950s fashion at Ports 1961, Prada and Rochas, F/W ’13
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.
Cutout clothing at Prabal Gurung, Barbara Bui and Cushnie et Ochs, F/W ’13
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.
Digital prints at Mary Katrantzou, Manish Arora and Antonio Marras, F/W ’13
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.
Folk fashion at Antonio Marras, Matthew Williamson and Valentino, F/W ’13
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.
1960s fashion at Vanessa Bruno, Rag & Bone and Tommy Hilfiger, F/W ’13
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.
PVC materials at Burberry Prorsum, Simone Rocha and Felder Felder, F/W ’13
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.
Embellishments at Oscar de la Renta, Honor and Jenny Packham, F/W ’13
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.
1980s fashion at Emanuel Ungaro, Balmain and Iceberg, F/W ’13
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.
Sports fashion at Lacoste, Michael Kors and Thomas Tait, F/W ’13
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.
Moto theme at Anthony Vaccarello, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Diesel Black Gold, F/W ’13
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.
Soft tones at Emporio Armani, Blumarine and Carven, F/W ’13
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.
Psychedelic prints at House of Holland, Iceberg and Mara Hoffman, F/W ’13