Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Fashion Footprint

As in my recent blog post this week ‘If fashion were a time machine’, I talked about how fashion jumps ahead a few seasons to promote the pre-seasonal trends – and let me assure you, they’re fabulous. 2012 was a great year for fashion but 2013 holds a massive range of trends. Designers graced the catwalks with their new seasonal designs from Oriental –dimensional. The seasons of 2013 are sure to blow your socks off! Here’s a summary of what fashion has in store for you this new year:
    Patterns Go crazy and be playful this Summer with some of 2013’s patterns..

Checkmate Add confidence to your style with the checks this season:

Topshop Unique

Linear – update your look with S/S 2013’s stripes.


Oriental Prints – The Oriental prints are making a comeback from 1909. Fashion is travelling to the East with these Oriental prints! With the likes of Prada, Dior, Dolce & Gabanna and so many more sporting the trend, Oriental is sure to capture your heart with its designs. The Oriental prints are based on naturalism, ranging from flowers, dragonflies, birds and more. There’s no denying that the Japanese and Chinese are the masters of the Orientals. Their elaborate detail and sense of ‘calm’ make a sure contrast to some of 2013’s other trends. So keep your cool this year.

Prada Collection


 Metallic sheen - Fashion is shining bright like a diamond this season. Designers including Alexander Wang, Armami and Burberry Prorsum take on the metallic sheen. Add some sparkle to your new year with the metallic texture and foil vibe of this new trend!It will certainly make you stand out from the crowd to release your inner ambiguity.
 Update your accessories and handbags like Burberry.

Plastics Linking in with the Metallic Sheen some of the 2013 collection includes plastic. This material ranges from the clothes-accessories of 2013 and will certainly update your look! Experiment this year with some of fashions greatest looks:

Derek Lam
Frills Vamp up your style with the simple addition of frills this year. This will be eye-catching and will add to any outfit!
   Black and White Go monotone with this contrasting trend this Summer. Usually the Summer Season brings instant image of ‘colour’, bright blossoming flowers, hot summer sun and strolls along the beach… Designers defy the usual and enhance the unusual this 2013 season giving you the chance to release your inner mood.

White tones complemented by lace and crochet these garments give your Summer wardrobes  simplicity and elegance.

Victoria Beckham

The darker shades of Summer Rebel this Summer by experimenting with the darker shades..

Stella McCartney

Detail - add detail to 2013 with the following trends:

Slouch Go casual and oversized this year with the new ‘slouch’ trend.. Ranging from jumpers-trousers – this look is easy and beautiful all at the same time! What more could one want?

Karen Walker

Splits – The detail of the splits gives 2013 an edge. Tip: Add it to layers for extra emphasis and detail..

Oscar de la Renta

And don’t forget that this year women are ‘Claiming the Tuxedos’ and suits too.
So, deep breath, that’s what this year has in store! And if I say so myself, it looks like an even better year for fashion than the last!

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