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2014 Spring/ Summer Trend Report

Spring/ Summer 2014 trend report. Check out this seasons trends from the catwalks of Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Prada, House of Holland, Gucci and more.

Source: Topshop

Source: Topshop

To quote Miranda Priestly: ‘Floral, for spring..? Ground breaking.” Yes, its that time of year when we need to look at our wardrobe and re-assess the situation.  Student loans are in but before you hit the shops, make sure you know what you’re looking for.

We’ve all had that horrifying moment when you get back from  shopping trip and realise we’ve spent a lot of money on clothes we still don’t have anything to wear. Do not fret, the Spring/ Summer trend report is here to guide you on your way to that perfect  wardrobe, for this season at least.

Source: Alexander McQueen

Source: Alexander McQueen

Matchy (Mis-)Matchy

The hottest print this season is without a doubt covering yourself in one pattern. If you’re going to nail this look you need to be dedicated, wear the same print on everything from your t-shirt to trousers and don’t forget your shoes and handbag. If you like too many patterns to stick to just one, clash several in your outfit for a more daring approach. If you can’t bring yourself to do either of these then perhaps the third approach will suit you. Work one colour on everything you have on, again don’t forget your accessories, you could even tie in your make-up with this one. Remember: Too much is simply not enough. This trend has featured in the collections of Alexander McQueen, DKNY and Ralph Lauren.

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Source: Moschino Cheap & Chic

Word Up

Ok, so this one has definitely been around for a while. You might have ‘Frankie Says Relax’ visions in your head but this season the slogan tee gets a modern update, so chuck out your mums old t-shirts because you won’t be needing them. This seasons show saw more typography than we’ve seen since the eighties, but to make this trend more tasteful, go for a single subtle message. Leave the head-to-toe lettering to billboards and couture catwalks. Seen on the catwalks of Jeremy Scott, Ashish and Missoni.

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Source: J. Crew

Future Floral

First on the list is, yes you guessed it, floral! For this season the traditional spring trend gets a make-over for a more futuristic look. The digital, neon floral prints have an edgy attitude and have been seen on the catwalks of Stella McCartney, Erdem and House of Holland. This trend can easily be worn in the day or night as it comes on such a range of garments, from t-shirts to evening dresses.

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Source: Peter Jensen

Sheer Skirts

This is a trend that only the most brave and confident of us can work. If you’re brave enough to buy into this trend, just make sure you get a pencil, midi or maxi (anything shorter is so last year). Sheer skirts feature in the collections of Mulberry, Simone Rocha and Antonio Berardi.

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Source: Topshop

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

This is a key trend for this season, blending the soft, romantic maxi dresses and floppy hats of the 70s with 60s Broderie Anglaise dresses. Poster girls for this look include Florence Welch, queen of the bohemian style and fashion stylist Rachel Zoe. This trend was seen in this seasons shows by Gucci, Anna Sui and Jonathan Saunders.

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Source: Saint Laurent

True Rock-Mance

This look has been on the Saint Laurent catwalks since Hedi Slimane became creative director in 2012. Think 90s grunge and glam rock, leather and sequins galore. Don’t forget to throw in some sequins for good measure. You’re aiming for the effortlessness cool of Kurt Cobain combined with the glitz and glamour of David Bowie. You can find the rock-mance trend on the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, Moschino and of course, Saint Laurent.

Source: Jil Sander

Pink Ladies

The feminine colour is still a fashion favourite this season. the colour features in the collections of Prada, Burberry Prorsum and Victoria Beckham.

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