For those who have been evading the gym, the bad news is that the ‘80s crop top is back in 2014. The good news? In the hands of designers like DKNY, Louis Vuitton and Lacoste, it’s revealing significantly less surface than beforehand. Pair it with a high-waisted skirt or trousers for a close-fitting, tailored look.
Angles are receiving shriller and hemlines shorter, predominantly on skirts. Victoria Beckham was the queen of symmetrical lines at New York Fashion Week, manufacture flawlessly equilateral, yet markedly wearable, threesomes of her skirts and dresses.
In 2014, the bomber jacket converts a bombshell. Widespread at London Fashion Week, Jonathan Saunders and Erdem have twisted an American essential into a garment of striking loveliness. Sewn in silks and chiffons, multi-coloured and flourishing with birds, bees and flowers, they transport back Happy Days certainly.
Despite the fact the Birkenstock has never gone out of style, designers from Dries Van Noten and Proenza Schouler to Prada are dropping and enlargement their heels. Stacked flip-flops and leather Tevlas were understood from corner to corner the catwalks. “Basically, anything a little bit ugly is in,” says the Mail Online’s Fashion Editor, Toni Jones. Fasten up those applied ankle fastenings.
Despite the fact that the restrained movement endures into 2014 with simple, tailored lines, it is suggesting at the extreme amount of surface. Whether below chiffon or catch sight of through laser cuts in fabric, Helmut Lang, Max Mara, Christian Dior and Burberry have all completed skin the eventual hot palette.
From the Aztecs to Africa, Chloé, Missoni and Mary Katranzou are prominent the method with internationally themed and animal-inspired patterns, completed with intricate beading and feathering. Emilio Pucci’s normal colourful prints also showed another enormous inclination for 2014 – fringing.
It’s time to switch the LBD for the LWD. No longer just for wives, this cleanest of types has been defended by designers as varied as Lacoste, Nina Ricci, Balenciaga and Christian Dior. From the shirt dress to sheer, 2014 is definite to be pale and stimulating.
All that sparkles is gold this year – as long as it’s lamé . Metallics were the dishonourable of Paris Fashion Week, whether it was a sports luxe polish from Lanvin, or a plain gleam to the avant-garde outlines of Givenchy. A metal shimmer could even be seen on the summer crayons of Prabal Gurung and Altazzara.
Matching tops and bottoms
It’s a tendency that’s been missing for the last scarce periods, but combination is in again for 2014, whether it’s by colour -blocking formal shirts and skirts, as established by Victoria Beckham, or in tranquil and luxe sportswear, obtainable by previous stylist Rachel Zoe.
Even though the preppy fashion is a recurrent choice, this year it shows itself in the ever-sharpening, more audacious lines of the boyfriend shirt. This Cambridge blue shorts and shirt mixture by Alexander Wang for Balenciaga calculations up the back-to-school look for 2014 – both male and flesh-baring.