consideration top of the list
Designers and brands gave great consideration to fabrics this season, with pure and luxe fabrics making for a fashionable winter. Brushed wools, washed cashmere, traditional tweeds and fur effects contrasted with functional quilting and practical leathers were seen on the catwalks.
As WGSN reported, one of the most interesting developments is for the use of embroidery and homespun crafted techniques including appliqué, juxtaposing fabrics, such as wool cottons with nylon, or rustic knits. Key times for next season include boxy commuter coats, longer-length single breasted jackets, skinny cropped trousers, deep-cuff jeans, 50s easy-fit jeans, ruffled prom shirts, rodeo shirts or rodeo yoke detailing, tuxedos, pleat-front wide-cut tapered pants, and utility jackets.
The sportswear look is a continuing trend, with a focus on urban luxe. Folklore has also made an impact, with geo-folk inspiration, as seen on Valentin's multi-layered coat and Dries van Noten. There is also a 1950s/punk update in the shape of 1980s rockabilly looks as seen at Saint Laurent and a nod towards the early 1960s with mod boy.
Image: AW14 Prada