Even though it’s still a along way till fall, let alone winter, reason being that sadly in Malta we get an extended summer (meh!) you cannot stop me or for that matter blame me for secretly wishing that all this changes and we get somewhat cooler weather by let’s say end of September (yea yea keep on dreaming missy). So feeling a bit nostalgic for Winter, I will and for this post I am going to give you my take on what I believe will be haute in women’s wear (and yes men’s wear too – with get to that in another post) for FW 14/15.
So let’s get started, much to my pleasure the most prevalent look for the season seems to be tomboyish look. Still influential remains the retro look whilst the 50s heroines are sliding in gracefully, much to my joy and pleasure (think beautiful dresses, think elegance, think women empowerment and you got the 50s down path).
Another haute trend that has found it’s way in the F/W collections is the abundance of sportswear that keep popping up on the runways, but for this year designers seem to have been influenced mostly by linear graphic motifs. Baroque inspirations, opulent Regal themes full of luxe materials and jewel tones are also a trend to watch out for as is the heritage print which salutes the free-spirited Bohemia women whilst the laid back women chooses sleepwalking promoting pyjama dressing.
Yet again, much to my joy (I know you heard this one before), is the overall which will remain with us for the coming F/W, as I have already mentioned here and might I say that new added update it received is more than deserved and welcomed. The overall have long been associated with festivals (like Coachella and Glastonbury) and the casual chic trend-setter but do worry your pretty brains my lovely ladies as the overall is now (in my opinion) the fashion piece to have and pretty much easy to rock. For the F/W season designer’s replaced the baggy denim with bold prints, sexy shapes and sleek black silhouettes that takes the overall from a playground essential to the essential piece for that night on the town.
Another heyday 90s comeback for this season seems to be velvet (I am starting to sound repetitive I know but I love this trend too) popping up all over the runways. In terms of the colour department we are sure to find some gemstone tones, the obvious red and in my opinion the must-have jet black hue. This season velvet is taking over the cocktail dress with its soft to the touch kinda bang.
We all want to have that coat and/or jackets that says stylish like no tomorrow and this FW the outer wear pieces have been inspired by bathrobes yea you read that right, bathrobes in their long, loungy silhouettes making it easy for us to venture outside despite the cold, the rain and maybe snow (haha don’t I wish). With rich and luxurious fabrics that have been seen on the runway, it rather effortless look will make you look chic on every occassion (Hugh Hefner made trendy).
Just in the remote case that you love Summer so much more that winter or in the case that the gloomy dark winter shades bore you and your wardrobe be thankfully, that some designers gave us warmth not only in the form of heavy jackets and knits but also in the way of bright and fuzzy warm colours. Colours like scarlets, fuchsias and citrons are brightening the dark winter days and making sure we having sunshine all year through.
If like me you happen to love the fact that fur has always been a staple for fall collections, this year designers seem to have opted to use fur as accents and details on pretty everything from coats to cowls to clutches rather than the whole fur coat thing. Although I happen to make sure I wear my faux fur coat well pretty much on each given occasion I am looking forward to find the perfect accented piece. (On a personal note please stick to the faux fur please other than the actual ones).
If you thought that plaids, tartans and checkers will be short lived think again – fact is that most designers have been using these fabrics and making them fall’s staples for what seems like forever – yet somehow designers continuously find ways to reinvent them and year after year, I find myself falling in love yet again with this classic trend, I dream of tartan coats or plaid skater dresses.
Dripping in Gold
It is with ease that I say that the most predominant beauty trend to date (besides the amazing big eyebrows, which have been trending ever since Cara Delevingne’s rise to fame) definitely has to be gold detailing ranging from gold-dipped braids to gold reverse French manicures, please be aware that you cannot escape from the Midas touch.
Proving that the shoe is as stubborn as its mammal namesake the mule has yet again persisted into yet another couture season. With the difference that for this season the mules are definitely not your grandmother’s mules. They have been nicely updated from the classic backless shape to the one with nice furry accents, pointed toes, higher heels and grazing boot detailing.
If like me you love hats in all their shape and forms and you wake up every day hoping the weather is as cold as it can be so you can wear one of your hats this season sees you adding a wild hat to your collection. With Chanel (not being the only fashion line) embracing the Wild, Wild West with fringes, cowboy boots and ponchos all borrowed from the Texan style, you either get on the saddle or just let is slide by. However, adding a cowgirl hat in a shade of black seems to a fair trade. Yeehaa!
So there you have it, my opinion on what to look out for. Hope you enjoyed this post and after all these lovely trends, I am so looking forward for F/W and please do not hate on me as I am going to be wishing for summer to be over – like yesterday.
Until next time,