Colorful fur jackets were very popular this winter but this trend went step further and next year we will be seeing a lot of colorful patchwork and vivid prints on fur. Miuccia Prada even made some printed fur coats for the summer, but we have seen more of this at fall/winter shows. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, well known for his artistic prints on clothes, used them on fur this time, while Altuzarra, Aquilano Rimondi and Daks have shown us interesting patterns printed on fur.
Patchwork is definitely a huge trend for fall/winter 2014 and we have seen some beautiful coats made from colorful patches at Phillip Lim, Roksanda Ilincic and Topshop Unique. Prada’s latest collection includes some leather coats with fur trimmings in vivid colors, while Vercase and Dolce&Gabbana designed some amazing fur coats in bright red which look incredibly warm.
For this collection Roksanda Ilincic used warm and colorful blanket-like fabrics. They are mixed together in unexpected ways creating a wonderfully vivid winter color palette which includes blue, turquoise, orange, fuchsia, red, orange, purple and brown. Clothes are impeccably tailored and color contrasts are very appealing. She used a lot of patchwork technique to stitch together pieces of fabric in different colors.
Coats and dresses have loose, asymmetric silhouettes that look very comfortable and yet elegant. Even some of the evening dresses are done in wooly fabrics, and they sometimes look like the body is wrapped in a very pretty blanket. The others are made from satin which is embellished with chunky beads.
The collection also features fabulous clutches made out of two-colored wool and flat shoes as well as heels with vintage herring-bone pattern, which she also used for dresses and coats.
Resort 2014 collections are cheerful and light, full of bright colors and floral prints. From strict night gowns to feathery summer dresses and cropped trousers, there is everything you need for a romantic holiday. Anna Sui’s collection is very bohemian with 30s silhouettes and bright fruit prints, while Temperley London collection was inspired by 50s style and features A line dresses, as well as luxurious and flamboyant night gowns with floral prints and appliqués.
Stella McCartney’s 60s style pink dress with lips, heats and matches is one of the most talked about pieces. It will debut in December issue of British Vogue, and seems to be just the perfect choice for Christmas or St. Valentine’s. Her collection features a range of A line pop art inspired dresses with quirky prints in white and light pink, but also many other exciting pieces, such as snake skin blazers, as well as trousers and dresses with floral prints. Alice + Olivia resort collection also features dresses with lips print. It is inspired by a school girl’s holiday in the English countryside and there are a lot of stripes, polka dots and floral prints in red, pink, navy and white.
Inspired by Rio de Janeiro, Gucci collection is relaxed and glamorous. It is an adorable mix of fluid silhouettes, bright colors, metallic fabrics and quirky prints. Roksanda Ilincic used metallic details to accent her voluminous gowns with innovative shapes and floral appliqués. She combined different shades of blue, from navy to sky-blue, while beige is teamed with light purple.
Many resort collections have beautiful lace and satin floor length gowns, but nobody can beat Valentino and Oscar de la Renta dresses made with incredible precision, technique and, designed with taste. While Valentino collection combined effortless chic with sublime couture his gorgeous day-to-night lace dresses, Oscar de la Renta created a delightful collection of strict and glamorous silk gowns.
This fall is not just about leather jackets and coats, but everything from dresses and skirts to gloves and boots. Leather is this season’s must and it is completely reinvented and used in unexpected ways. While Prada fall/winter collection features some beautiful and extravagant long red leather skirts, Viktor & Rolf designed leather jackets with huge bows, and Valentino royal blue A line dresses with white lace left everyone breathless. Dior, Mulberry, Lanvin and Haider Ackermann produced some inventive leather coats and, among many others, Fendi, House of Holland and Roksanda Ilincic designed beautiful leather shirts and tops.
Trend varies from fierce looking jackets and trousers inspired by grunge and architectural shapes to romantic ladylike dresses in 40s style. It is leather head to toe quite literally, since Phillip Lim and Chanel even covered legs in it.