This cold and wet season seems to not want to go away but don’t let it drag you down. You can turn your winter drab into winter wonderland by playing up your wardrobe. I don’t know about you but I always look forward to winter time. Not because of the minus temperatures or continuous rain but I believe it is a fashion opportunity for sophistication. We wear our usual layers and what truly finishes the look is a great winter coat. It is warm and cozy during freezing temperatures and a great key piece for fashion statement.
Designs and patterns for winter coats have transformed during the years ranging from classic bold dyes to a more mixed-medium frame. Not only does it cater to different senses of style and taste but also people who dare to dress outside the box. Here are the trends that we have seen during Fashion Week for Fall Ready-To-Wear 2014.
Play and get PLAID
Plaid pattern or also known as Tartan dates back in the late 1700’s and famously recognized for its rich Scottish history. For years, it has been adapted not only by people of Scottish descent but also fashion designers. Just in the recent fashion week, designers like Clover Canyon, Rodarte and Delpozo made use of plaid patterns. Thakoon up the ante by adding asymmetry to his design.
Fashion forecast delivers vivid colours, amplified hues and bold strokes for fall and winter 2014. And without a doubt that colour blocking is here to stay. At 3.1 Phillip Lim, he gave his design a summery personality by creating a piece with cheerful tone of yellow complimenting it with fall colours. Fashion playhouse Altuzarra gave simplicity a whole new meaning with its double-faced grey cashmere wrap coat with a pop o’ pink cape collar. Designers like Christopher Raeburn and Agnona joined the colour block party.
Look Like CAMEL-lion Bucks
Move over oxblood! There’s a new hue in town. Camel is all over the runway at fashion week. Having their very first ready-to-wear exhibition ever, contemporary brand and American leather goods retailer Coach delivered nothing but luxury. Outerwear was definitely the star of the show especially their camel hued ensemble. J. Crew did an amazing job making their docile greys and prints pop out by finishing it with a beige wool coat. For Alexander McQueen on the other hand, lead designer Sarah Burton was inspired by the McQ label from Tokyo. Heading towards a younger, more playful road, she took it out from the streets and created an ensemble that is hip and wearable.
The season have always been known for its bold plums and dark colours. But designers decided to go towards another direction and got crafty. Alexander Wang recognized the downside of extreme weather conditions and survival. A silk windbreaker with illustrations of mountains walked the runway which showed that fashion can be stylishly practical. At Burberry Prorsum, designer Christopher Bailey added flowers and leaves sketched in watercolor on the fabric. It gave the classic beige trench coat a playful twist.
Gracie Welch – Fashion Intern, NICHE magazine