Posted on: 30/07/2015, by @magnetlook
Like every other season before, AW14 treats us with visual delights, from runways to the high street transition. We have scoured the best trends this season to give you the best looks for you, whatever your style.
Every season, our favourite designers focus on a statement decade to be inspired by. This season, embracing your inner Twiggy has never been so prominent on both the catwalk and the high street. During Nicolas Ghesquiere’s début for Louis Vuitton, he featured classic mini shifts, luxe polo necks and mod-like leather boots. If Autumn hues weren’t ready to tickle your fancy, Valentino offered brightly coloured tunics to bat off the winter chill.
Taking retro and making it modern, our high street has offered us a range of 1960s delight to brighten up your winter. From pastel swing dresses to pleated midi skirts to teddy pea coats, you’ll be able to cover up this season whilst having oozing the era of ultimate femininity.
Wrapping up warm need not be a chore, why not make your coat the statement of your look! The blanket coat made several appearances on the catwalk, from full length patchwork designs from Topshop Unique to chunky faux fur ensembles by Gucci.
The high street tempts us this season with many variants, for all your coat needs. Classic leather jackets, oversized dusters and boy-like parkas all make appearance, providing you with a killer look, whether it is for your everyday or those night out head-turners.
The two colours that will never age, black and white, are still as bold as ever on the trend spectrum. Simplistic doesn’t need to be dull, as showcased by runway superstars DKNY, Dsquared2 and Bottega Veneta. These ready-to-wear styles have been translated by our high street through everything from tees to coats to jumpsuits.
Emerged from the trends of Christian Dior, Mary Katrantzou and Marc Jacobs, 1920s pencil dresses have slithered back into our high street with a new, metallic shine. There’s not an autumn/winter staple that hasn’t had a sequin makeover, so it is easy to go to town on this look.
Looking for something more subtle? Why not play this look down with simple slinky dress and silver sling-back heel, or a mini clutch.
High street giants such as Topshop have re-imagined the Brit-pop trend, and given it that luxury touch, something you would only usually see on the runway! Boyfriend styling is best complimented by oversized proportions, patterned knits in Autumn hues and cosy macs. You can accessorise this look from head to toe, with large satchels and manly brogues.
With Christopher Bailey taking inspiration from the 1920s Bloomsbury decorative set, the high street giants have taken the William-Morris style prints and immersed it on to our favourite cut of mini dress, kimonos and co-ordination suits.
We’ve even found these floral fancies trickling into our everyday ankle boots, flatforms and even gives us the excuse for fancy head wear.
Inspired by celebrity style icons such as pop sensation Lorde, welcoming your inner dark side has never been so fashionable. Through lace dresses, shifts with intricate beading details and stylised denim , you will be sure to feel effortlessly cool.
High neck shirts, choker layering or a dark purple lip are the perfect ways to add that little slice of goth to something more mundane.
Not a black and white kind of girl? Then do not fear! Primary colours are making a bold presence to beat the dull tones into submission. Have one colour statement through a knit or a coat against monochrome attire or pair up these tones to create a colour explosion!
Whatever your choice of pattern, be that baroque, animal print or geometric, there is always a way to clash these together to give you the ultimate in winter bravery. Spotted on runways such as Burberry, Bailey didn’t fail to show us how maxi and wrap dresses could be bought out of summer. Clashing shearling patterned jackets with the florals of these dresses is a perfect way to embrace a stylised bohemian dream.
Inspired by the wondrous androgynous icons of the fashion world such as Agnes Deyn, this season takes the masculine tailoring by the horns. As seen by Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang and Richard Nicholl, you can find a wide range of tailoring this year.
From full-on clean white trouser suits to a dash of tomboy with an oversized blazer over your shirt and jeans, you are bound to find the suit-style for you. Be remember to flaunt your femininity, even in the most masculine of looks, through jewel-filled accessories and strapping heels.