So it’s all happening in Somerset House again this weekend as we see the British Fashion Council’s take on the Autumn/Winter trends for 2014. Here are the 4 key looks on the high street to snap up if you want to be current this season:
1. Candy Crush
Following on from spring/summer, pastel shades permeated autumn/winter collections with lovely lilacs, powder pinks and baby blues. It’s a grown-up approach with a focus on structured silhouettes, sharp tailoring and elegant sportswear. This trend is the perfect way to add a light touch to a dark winter wardrobe, so it’s great news for you ‘Lights’ out there!
2. Fairy Tale Ending
An enchanting spell was cast over the collections this season as designers looked to their favourite fairy tales for inspiration, from Little Red Riding Hood to Beauty and The Beast. Get the happily-ever-after you’ve always dreamed of with floaty gowns, delicate details and embellishment. Or add a dash of leather or fierce heels for a tougher edge – some great inspiration here when you’re looking for party outfits later in the year.
3. Jungle Fever (Creative trend)
There’s a tropical storm on the catwalks this season thanks to an abundance of lush hues, exotic motifs and tribal prints. Brave the wilderness by combining earthy tones or go wild in all-out animal prints. Work this trend into your everyday wardrobe by swapping your white shirt for a colourful tropical print number. Perfect for you ‘Creatives’ or anyone who likes a bit of Drama.
4. One and Only
Pick your favourite shade and stick with it. This season it’s all about a confident take on colour, with teamed separates in the same hue, creating head-to-toe looks. Keep accessories muted and play with proportion and texture to mix up this minimal trend. There couldn’t be a more perfect trend for you ‘Softs’ out there.
Plenty to keep you occupied this Autumn Winter!