Rock the AW13 Trends

The Autumn/Winter 13 catwalks offered a variety of looks. Shiny and shimmering fabrics, layers, red, pretty pastels, new shapes and masculine tailoring are just a few of the trends to watch out for.

Experimental

This season’s shapes have been defined as fusion of different forms. Think longer hem lines, drapes, folds and irregularity. Mary Katrantzou and Simone Rocha’s collections included long capes, wider sleeves, new silhouettes and folded pleats. A quick way to rock this trend would be adding a blouse to your wardrobe like this red one from Boohoo which is only £16.

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High Shine

Shiny, shimmering sheens were present throughout the AW13 catwalks. Designs by Christopher Kane echoed a metallic gleam whereas Jonathan Saunders collection offered vinyl and runner garments. Perfect for a Christmassy look, after all it will be here before we know it!

Pretty Pastels

Pastels remain a big trend this season and follow through from spring. Think pale pinks, mints, blues and pale yellows. Simone Rocha’s collection offered an array of pastels from peachy pinks to subtle yellows on tailored trousers, coats, shift dresses and cocktail dresses. Topshop Unique incorporated pastels through candy pink sparkling skirts, blouses and duck egg blue furs and dresses.

Long & High

Dresses, tops, trousers and skirts are longer and higher this season. Necklines are as high as they can be and lengths are longer than ever.  J.W Anderson’s collection reflected this trend beautifully with high necked shirts and long billowing trousers. A simple and cheap addition to your wardrobe would be this high necked top from Select available on Myfashionshop.

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Lady in red

Red was present throughout the AW13 shows. This season red is daring. Think red head to toe; red on red. For this look J.W Anderson and Jonathan Saunders collections are worth a look at.

Dark & Twisted

Gothic glamour. Blacks, burgundies and subtle floral embellishment. Think Erdem. Muted colours combined with black and navies will work this trend wonderfully.

Monochrome

Is monochrome ever not a trend? It is without doubt one of my favourites. Black and white never fails to look chic, smart and effortless.

Tailoring

Tailoring is a lot more masculine this season in both shape and print. Checks, hounds tooth and tartans are big prints. If you’re not a fan of looking more masculine then Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham both took tailoring as inspiration in their collection but added their own feminine twists to their skirt suits and dresses.

Which look will you be rocking this Autumn?

Yours Fashionably,

Fern x

This article is from MyStudentStyle, another website I contribute to: http://mystudentstyle.co.uk/2013/08/14/rock-the-aw13-trends/

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