What the well-dressed woman will be wearing this season, and how to throw it on with style? Here are 5 key fashion trends that we saw on the Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 runways.
Retro fashion trend
In a fall 2014 winter 2015 we observe a big comeback of vintage, especially the utterly feminine 1950′s and 1960′s mod fashion. Those who are into 50’s glam will choose full skirts, swing jackets, cinched waist and gloves to make their looks reminiscent of film stars and fashion icons Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. The other retro trend, ’60s is back in a major way. From Valentino to Saint Laurent, designers proved their interest in the latest season of Mad Men. 1960s are swinging back our way with boxy dresses, geometric mini skirts, and knee-high boots. Which of these fashion eras will you choose?
We love the edgy side of Fall 2014 fashion with elements of 90s grunge and 70s punk mixed with 80s revival denim. The signature rock ‘n’ roll heroine image requires sleek leather and distressed stone washed denim, complimented by ripped stockings and rocker-chic combat boots. Look for styles with metal studs, chains and zippers. Not sold on the leather-denim combo? No problem, you can wear each of them separately with plaids and dark florals.
As seen in: Isabel Marant, Gucci, Saint Laurent
One of the hardest style trends to master with finesse. For those who are not familiar with the term, it is a combination of the words “normal” and “hardcore”, a kind of unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing. To get inspired, look for the signature style of Annie Lennox and Boy George, the hipsters of their decade. To recreate the androgynous look, go for slicked back hair, pantsuits and overcoats in neutral colours. Remember to always accessorize with feminine footwear.
As seen in: Hermès, Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham
About Fall 2014 fabrics, velvet, suede, tweed, plaid, tartan and wool are experiencing a stylish resurgence. They emerge in looks characteristic of Scottish fashion, and we all know that Scotland is famous for their textiles industry and traditional fabrics. The trend is based in earthy colours and it is a but masculine and military too. This makes the trend the first choice for tomboys.
As seen in: Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Prada
Colours and prints
In Spring, designers showcased a number of pastel looks that speak sweet side in mint green, lavender and blush pink. Fall and winter, however, lend some edge with bright colours like hot pink, blood orange, cobalt blue, honey mustard, orchid, and oxblood. We are also going to see many plaids and tartans. The other on-trend prints of 2014 are: houndstooth, 70s geometric print, digital print and animal print. Not for the shy or the meek.
As seen in: Christian Dior, Dries Van Noten, Diane von Furstenberg
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