With 2013 finally here, we’re looking forward to fabulous new trends to try, finally seeing these trends off the catwalk and on to the red carpet and streets alike. These are some of the HOT trends to try and look out for for Spring/Summer 2013.
While the biggest influence was definitely Asian (Prada, Pucci, Etro), we also discovered India with Marchesa, Sicily with Dolce & Gabbana; South America with Temperley London (ikat prints); Spain with Ralph Lauren and European inspiration from Mary Katrantzou and her unique prints derived from blown-up vintage postage stamps.
The leathers for spring came with treatments that were perforated, laser cut, latticed and laced all giving them the featherweight quality that is best for warmer months. Designers include Ferragamo, Derek Lam, Balmain, Celine, Jason Wu, Saint Laurent, Monique Lhuillier, Proenza, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Loewe, Marni, Mugler and Miu Miu. What better way to give a girl some edge than with some soft core leather?
Fluidity and Flounce.
Flounce was seen across the body, along bare backs, extreme at necklines, at the waist and up thigh-high slits. The look is over-the-top and excessive which is anything but matronly. Doesn't spring bring out the romantic side of everyone? It sure seemed that way with the amount of flounce, ruffles, peplums and frills seen at Balenciaga, Givenchy, Gucci, Marni, Dior, Dries van Noten, Chloe, Burberry, Peter Pilotto, Altuzarra, Isabel Marant, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren and more this season.
Next season the most popular hues will be as hot as the sun in varying degrees of yellow, orange and red. If you think you can't wear these hot hues, think again! Red was a hit at Michael Kors, Dior, Proenza, Valentino and The Row; while orange sizzled at Diane von Furstenberg, Reed Krakoff, Carolina Herrera and Stella McCartney. Yellow shined brightly at Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Fendi.
Black and White.
This was the most dominant trend on the runways as seen at Givenchy, Proenza, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vuitton, Narciso Rodriguez, Stella McCartney, Chanel, Jason Wu, Jill Sander, Alexander Wang, Celine, Chanel, Valentino, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Giles, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Roland Mouret, Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg.