Thursday, 30 October 2014

A-Z of Autumn/Winter 2014 Fashion

A is for... Artistic

Autumn/Winter patterns are reminiscent of art work, be it geometric like the 60s or scribbles and doodles as seen at Burberry.

Left to Right: Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Veneta

B is for... Berry, Tomato, Crimson Reds

Seen all over the catwalk, red is a hot colour this season. Wear in any shade you like, as long as it's red, it's right!

Left to Right: Versace, Sportmax, Dolce and Gabbana

C is for... Capes

Capes are back! But if they aren't for you, wear your coat over your shoulders, cape-style.

Left to Right: Valentino, Thakoon, Saint Laurent

D is for... Dappper

Channel the androgynous look with crisp shirts and sharp tailoring. This season, best worn head-to-toe block colour.

Left to Right: Stella McCartney, Gucci, Hugo Boss

E is for... Embellishment

Even top print designers such as Mary Katrantzou opted for embellishment over print for AW14. This is one sparkly season!

Left to Right: Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem

F is for... Fairytale Fantasy

Woodland creatures at both Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana, Game of Thrones at McQueen and Little Riding Hood at Fendi, there was an overall fairytale fantasy theme on the catwalks this season.

Left to Right: Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana

G is for... Glitter

Glittery fabrics were a very popular choice with the designers. Seen on everything from skirts to suits and outerwear.

Left to Right: Rodarte, No.21, Antonio Berardi

H is for... Hairy

And by that, I mean fur! It is making a huge comeback!

Left to Right: MSGM, Marni, House of Holland

I is for... Intergalactic

Stars at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Matthew Williamson, and the moon at Rodarte.

Left to Right: Rodarte, Jean-Charles de Catelbajac, Matthew Williamson

J is for... Jungle Fever

Animal patterns is on the biggest trends right now. A key piece seen across many catwalks is the leopard print coat.

Left to Right: Givenchy, Just Cavalli, Carven

K is for... Knit Head-to-Toe

Make a statement with your knitwear, wear head-to-toe for full impact. Chanel even had knitted tweed sunglasses...

Left to Right: Missoni, Chanel, Joseph

L is for... Lace Up

Lace up footwear is a big trend this season, whether it be trainers, heels or boots, the more laces the better.

Left to Right: Chanel, Antonio Berardi, Emilio Pucci

M is for... Mini Bags

One of the cutest trends this season is the mini handbag, adorable! Not the most practical trend but don't worry, oversized bags are still in style. Keep it dainty or keep it bold. Another bag trend for AW14 is fun packaging - see Moschino for ideas.

Left to Right: Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Moschino

N is for... Newcomer Danielle Romeril

Danielle Romeril's label has only been around for 2 years so far but she is one to watch with her youthful and contemporary yet nostalgic designs. I lover her AW14 collection with a 60s feel.

O is for... Outerwear

Outerwear is getting better each season, more and more designers are getting creative with their coats and jackets. Waterfall coats as seen at Chloe are particularly popular along with plastic or sporty raincoats. I love Balenciaga's plastic cable knit one!

Left to Right: Chloe, Balenciaga, Thakoon

P is for... Patchwork

Whether traditional like Prada, abstract like Missoni or layered like Jonathan Saunders, patchwork is in!

Left to Right: Prada, Missoni, Jonathan Saunders

Q is for... Quliting

Quilting is back but this time it's not just restricted to outerwear.

Left to Right: Miu Miu, Christian Dior, Temperley London

R is for... Retro

Biggest comebacks are from the 60s and 70s but if you don't want to let go of the 90s just yet, you're in luck.

Left to Right: DSquared2, Meadham Kirchoff, Saint Laurent

S is for... Sports Luxe

The 90s sportswear revival takes a slightly more glamorous and refined approach.

Left to Right: Jeremy Scott, DKNY, Tom Ford

T is for.. Tartan, Plaid, Checks

This trend is everywhere, you can't really go wrong!

Left to Right: DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel

U is for... Ultra High Neck

Wrap up warm this winter as high-necks are super stylish. Layer a rollneck under your clothing, wear a turtleneck coat or scarf it up.

Left to Right: Edun, Peter Pilotto, Salvatorre Ferragamo

V is for... Velvet

Glam up in luxurious velvet.

Left to Right: Michael Van Der Ham, Emilio Pucci, Nina Ricci

W is for... Woolly

Woolly textures are both stylish and practical this season. A key piece is the woolly coat in cute sugary pastels.

Left to Right: Emilio de la Morena, Erdem, Gucci

X is for... X-Ray Sheer

Sheer fabrics are great for layering or showing some skin without baring all.

Left to Right: Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Donna Karan

Y is for... Yoda

Rodarte's collection this season was full of Star Wars references with images of Yoda, R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker printed across garments.

Z is for... Zesty

Brighten up your winter in eye-catching colours.

Left to Right: Christian Dior, Paul&Joe, Gucci