NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AW14
Trend: Oversize knits. Chunky knits were the order of the day at the likes of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim and Rodarte, in oversize proportions that came right up to the chin. Cosy.
Trend: Plaid. Not just the reserve of the Scottish, plaid was out in full force with Victoria Beckham, Rodarte and Vera Wang opting for modern versions of the traditional weave.
Trend: The purse muff. Remember the hand muff of the 80’s that kept your hands toasty in winter? Well now it’s back in bag form, as seen at Tory Burch and BCBG Max Azria. What’s not to love about a bag that warms your hands?
LONDON FASHION WEEK AW14
Trend: Hands on. Prints have long been a staple of the fashionista’s wardrobe and next season looks set to get hands-on – literally, with designers including Holly Fulton and Osman printing manicured hands across their ensembles.
Trend: In the bag. Bags took centre stage at the London Fashion Week catwalks, ranging from the highly-coveted new Mulberry range designed by model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne, to the outlandish supermarket-inspired prints at Anya Hindmarsh, whose bag prints included Kellogg’s and Daz washing powder.
Trend: Lace meets applique
Lace meets applique for a new take on femininity, with Jonathan Saunders, Burberry and Christopher all paying homage to the traditional textile practice and bringing it bang up to date for next season.
MILAN FASHION WEEK AW14
Trend: Shaggy coats
For a trend that wouldn’t look out of place in the North Pole, look no further than the shaggy coat. The message was clear from the likes of Emporio Armani and Gucci – volume is a must.
Sheer fabrics combine with thick textiles for a racy winter’s take on the barely-there fabric, with some of the best examples seen at Fendi and Prada.
Trend: Jagged colour blocking
The colour blocking trend takes on a new form for autumn 2014, courtesy of Emilio Pucci, Bottega Veneta and Missoni, who added jagged edging for a futuristic edge.
PARIS FASHION WEEK AW14
Trend: Leopard print
Leopard print took a classy turn on the catwalk, from the two-piece skirt suits at Carven to the panelled leather jackets at Balmain, which put a fresh spin on this established print.
Trend: Bold pattern
There’s no shying away from this trend; with vibrant colour and bold prints ranging from abstract at Dries Van Noten to oversized floral at Manish Arora, wallflowers need not apply.
Yes, gloves are always a staple in winter but this time they’ve also made it onto next season’s catwalks and what’s not to love about a practical style statement? Our favourites were chevron striped at Christian Dior.
Images: Catwalk Pictures