As Ramadan is approaching during the hot summers it wont stop us wearing our fashionable trends. This season’s runways offered a series of wake-up calls by way of unique pairings, new approaches to femininity and dramatic looks.
The top 5 trends on the runways this seasons are:
1. Art Movement
When fashion meet art. Prints, specifically art-inspired ones, were all the rage in Spring fashion’s 2014. Big graphic prints stole the shows at Céline, Chanel and Christian Dior, each creating vibrant pieces in homage to the modernist aesthetic.Andy Warhol inspiration rocked the runway S/S 2014 by Prada with bold prints long skirts. Whatever galleries and artists may think of the future of painting, fashion and its designers are keeping the faith, holding a candle to the magic of art made by hand. Given all the artistry in full flower on spring runways, it is fashion that is making the case for painting’s continued survival. And what a pretty case it is.
2. Pastel Palette
While pastels are something that we normally associate with summer, they were given new life thanks to the textured ensembles sent out by Burberry. The soft hues on the runways for Spring 2014 were anything but pushover. Making a statement, pastels were shown in head-to-toe looks in strong silhouettes, leaving no question that the pale colours were all business. Balenciaga and Antonio Berardi both showcased rose tinted skirts and dresses with matching jackets, giving a new meaning to power suits.
The athletic trend is back! The Brazil World seem as good a reason as any to re-embrace standard sporty riffs, breathing new life for Spring 2014 with neoprene, nylon and the like .The constantly re-emerging athletic trend has gone straight up hood, with street-approved jerseys, retro bombers and low-slung pants giving it new life.
4. 80s, 90s
While the ‘90s have been a runway mainstay for the past few seasons, some designers had a bigger #TBT on their minds, taking us on a time traveling trip in the DeLorean one full decade backwards. Think full-out 1980s excess, starring accentuated shoulders, power suits, logo-prints and other decade stars. Metallics and shine were also hits, often blended in combination looks. Altuzzara’s skirts in liquid metallic hues were amongst the most buzzworthy looks of the season—not only because of their fluidity but also because of their styling with a striped silk shirt. After all, what did 1980s excess teach us more than anything? Bigger is always better.
5. Tribal Craft
Designers took us on an around-the-world trip this season, drawing inspiration from all cultures that are sure to add oomph to your S/S 2014 fashion step. Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton presented a modern update on tribal armbands, sending out models with arms dripping from wrist to bicep in gold bands. Givenchy went for a subtler nod to African culture with detailed beaded work in horizontal pattern, looking almost like the intricate scarification patterns found through out the continent and beyond.