The AW14 Trend Report: 18 Style Ideas For The New Season
Fashion’s mixologists have done it again, magicking everything from vintage nostalgia to household products into exciting new style cocktails for us to try this season.
Will you wear your cereal on your sleeve, embrace blanket dressing, or carry a tiny trunk? Introducing our new season fashion report – the ultimate guide to the autumn winter 2014 trends.
This season’s IT knit shapes are about so much more than trophy sweaters. Slinky ribbed trousers reigned at Marc Jacobs and Celine (and lookrathercomfy too), while Stella gave us the cosiest monster marl dresses ever.
KeyAW14 trendpieces: Rib knit trousers, ultimate marl dress.
The Tiny Trunk
In his first act as creative director at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière nodded to the house’s luxe luggage heritage with a collection of delightfully mini box bags. Elsewhere, Tod’s, Christopher Kane, Dolce and Gabbana and Salvatore Ferragamo all presented their own take on the dinky shape.
KeyAW14 trendpiece: The mini case.
The Miu Miu girl is ready for a downpour in rubber-look booties and technicolour plastic macs, while Alexander Wang has equipped his style-savvy storm chasers with techy fabrics that change colour in different temperatures. He’s even covered his utility shift dresses in poppered pockets shaped to hold every survival essential – iPhones and lipsticks included. Elements eliminated.
KeyAW14 trendpieces: A special rain mac.
Shearling is king. Mrs Prada delivered Del Boy-style sheepskin jackets in psychedelic seventies colours, while Chloé kept it slightly more subtle with fuzz trimmed boots. Phoebe Philo, meanwhile, brought mustard fur muffs onto the style radar at Céline. Sounds like it shouldn’t work, but teamed with a sleek wool flute dress, it’s off-kilter genius.
KeyAW14 trendpieces: The fuzzy hand-warmer, the shearling lined jacket.
A sky’s worth of stars were scattered over the collections of Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney and more this season, but it was Preen and Rodarte who took the sci-fi warrior look to new galaxies. Darth Vader is Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi of Preen’s new style icon, demonstrated literally in those ominous portrait prints. Rodarte, meanwhile, gave us Princess Leia smock dresses, metallic armour jackets and an R2D2 robo-print gown. Powerful.
KeyAW14 trendpieces: The sci-fi print tee, the metallic bomber jacket.
The Chunky Shoes
From Stella’s star brogues to Céline’s epic flatforms, clunky, chunky footwear reigns supreme this season. Even Prada’s seemingly pretty Mary-Jane wedges are, in fact, made of AK industrial rubber. We are so done with delicate.
KeyAW14 trendpiece: A pair of flatforms.
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