Fashion Trends for Fall 2013
Sooner or later, we will be forced to accept the reality of the fact that summer is over and that it is time to prepare ourselves for the rapidly approaching fall season. As usual, fashion designers started presenting their fall creations months ahead of the actual season, so rest assured you have a plethora of available alternatives at your disposal. On a general basis, the 2013 fall fashion lines were all focused on sophistication and opulence, but we really think each trend deserves a separate description.
1. Oversized Coats
This season’s oversized coats came in a stunning blend of practicality and beauty, boasting a wide array of available colors and textures. Prada’s oversized coats were by far the most colorful, while Dries Van Noten, Max Mara and Stella McCartney focused on versatility. Christopher Kane, Burberry and Tom Ford offered exquisite oversized coats in superb, flashy patterns.
2. High Shine Metallics
High shine metallic accents always steal the spotlight effortlessly, which is why they were a favorite choice for many fashion houses this year. L’Wren Scott, Paco Rabanne and Balmain brought forth a series of high-end alternatives adorned with bold metallic accents and sublime colors.
Leather rarely goes out of style, and this year it even managed to become a very popular choice used by a wide array of fashion houses such as Chloé, Belstaff and Haider Ackermann. This year’s catwalks were flooded with leather blouses, pants and coats as well as with transparent latex alternatives.
4. Tomboy Vibes
Nicole Miller, Giorgio Armani and Dries Van Noten are just a few names in the industry that focused on a stunning blend of masculinity and femininity for their fall alternatives this year. Tomboy vibes were highly appreciated on the catwalks since they boast a certain versatility and subdued casualness fitting for open-minded fashionistas with fine tastes.
5. 90s Grunge Fashion
Punk and Grunge styles were incredibly popular during the 90s, which is why famed designers and fashion houses the likes of BCBG Max Azria, Versace and Saint Laurent decided to bring back a sample of these timeless trends. Well-fitting for the rebellious types with a taste for adventure, these alternatives are actually quite affordable and easy to obtain at various high-street retailers.
6. Fur Trims
Nothing spells out luxury and opulence better than fur, which is why the trend is still quite popular despite various protests and controversies regarding its origins. Colorful fur pieces seem to be the trendiest right now, especially since they were spotted often on the catwalks of Roberto Cavalli, Gucci and Michael Kors.
7. Print Remix
Intricate prints always manage to attract attention, having the ability to instantly spice up even the dullest look. Because of this, many fashion houses adorn their clothing alternatives with various prints, whether they are based on geometric shapes, stripes or plaids. A good example is the new Tommy Hilfiger fall 2013 collection, which includes an exquisite selection of preppy pieces.
You can never go wrong with black and white no matter the season. For this year, Julien MacDonald, Mulberry and Salvatore Ferragamo presented a series of collections centered around the clean, crisp white of winter, while Proenza Schouler, Hermes and Mugler focused on a stunning mix of black and white.