Resort Report A/W’13: Transitional Fall Trends
Autumn will soon be fast approaching and with some seriously lust-worthy trends shimmying down the international A/W runways, planning a winter wardrobe is starting to look appealing. These resort trends will see you through the rest of this summer and right through until next year. We give you a sneak peak to our edit of the hottest transitional season style.
Making a long awaited return to the runways, the Cape once again proved it’s the perfect autumnal statement piece. Victoria Beckham’s caped crusaders proved that androgyny can be feminine with her sleek sleeveless capes, instant chic. In stark contrast, Mary Katrantzou’s printed masterpieces make a bold statement with scenic prints and the oriental shapes have a dreamy vibe to them. Bold prints may be a statement, but something worth investing in for the months to come. Mulberry’s Leather Capes carry rounded edges to soften the image of the leather, adding a very feminine and wearable appeal to them. We can certainly expect to see many a cape popping up on the high street store in the coming months.
Another re-occurring trend on many runways were slick high necks, no longer stifling and frumpy, but a winter must have. Christopher Kane didn’t fail to bring something new to the runways with beautifully ornate high necked jackets and blouses, showing detailed structural showstoppers. Miu Miu’s high necked zip up jackets had a ‘Retro cool’ feel in puffa jacket style nipped in to create elegant and feminine silhouettes. Stella McCartney nailed the simplicity of a turtle neck with colour blocked simple tailored yet feminine shapes, something easily to work into your everyday wardrobes.
Keeping it Boxy:
Boxy pencil skirts were a key trend on the A/W 2013 runways, keeping them loose and to the knee for a relaxed yet feminine look. Silk navy box skirts at Chloè version works beautifully with knitwear and a mutual belt to nip the waist in, simple yet chic. The 40’s feel was emulated in Marc by Marc Jacobs boxy skirts, with loose fits teamed with baggy silk blouses for effortless glamour. Statement red leather boxy skirts at Prada followed the same vintage feel with a modern and edgy twist, a perfect style to work day to night.
Feature: Robyn Egerton