The Top AW14 Fashion Trends

It’s time to start thinking about those AW14 fashion trends to prepare for the coming months. Not that we need an excuse to make clothing alterations.

The Top AW14 Fashion Trends

The AW14 fashion trends show progression, imagination and creativity that we can’t wait to delve into. Here’s the top ten styles to look out for in the coming months.

Fur Fur Fur

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This season doesn’t just see the same ole fur. There’s even more shearling, hair, feathers and fuzz.
 
If you’re looking to make a statement there’s the full-feather Chloé coat or even Alexander McQueen and their furtastic floor-length dress with trail. Yes.
 
Otherwise there’s a garment for every fur fan and Givenchy had a lot of them. Watch their show for fur coats, lapels and sleeves.

Fairy Tales and Fables

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Fairy tale romance was seen with Dolce & Gabbana along with the drama of Alexander McQueen. This fashion trend can also be achieved in the accessories like the muffs of Diane von Furstenberg or outerwear via the capes of Valentino and Saint Laurent.

Space Staples

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There's otherworldly then there's out of this world and no one did it better than the space adventurers of Jean Paul Gaultier. Whereas, Rodarte went for an all-out Star Wars motif.
 
It’s another season to pair jumpsuits with heels and cinching in your waist with a belt to ground that space travel look.

Sportswear Chic

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High fashion and sportswear have become a must-have fashion fusion in recent years.
 
Then Chanel finally brought laidback glamour into its full realisation with their notorious supermarket sweep AW14 fashion show. Watch it in full and enjoy the whimsy.

Elongated Knits

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Every autumn / winter season sees knits hit the catwalks and fly off the racks. This year is no different but now sleeves are going grunge.
 
The 90s have been making a not-so subtle resurgence and those long sleeves with thumbs poking through are the new thing in chic. No, really. Just see Acne AW14.
 
If LC:M taught us anything, it’s that men who want the full-effect and get ahead of the curve should go for long locks. See i-D for more hair inspiration.

Quilting and Quilts

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Quilting is no longer just for handbags and ballet pumps. They can also feature in an entire ensemble like Moschino and Miu Miu.
 
Whilst, folk art and the patchwork trend came in the form of Etro, Louis Vuitton and Kenzo. Mixing patterns and fabrics in muted tones like Roksanda Ilincic is in in in.
 
If that’s not quite your thing then throw on a blanket as seen this season from the likes of Burberry.

Bold and Bright

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Striking shades are no longer just for the spring / summer season. Raf Simons provided a bright asymmetrical pink and green dress for Dior. Keep an eye out for eye-catching additions to your wardrobe.
 
Though, a more understated alternative is the neon pockets and panels of Alexander Wang. An added pop of colour can be powerful without being overwhelming.

Military Marching

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Shades of khaki, waterproof fabrics and belts galore have often been a staple of the season. Uniform elements and boot-stomping are once again on the agenda.
 
This year saw Alexander Wang create a utilitarian take on the genre. So, polish off the leather and buckle up to weather the coming months.

Glitterbug

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Sparkle in the dreary weather with a little (or a lot of) glitter courtesy of Rodarte’s shimmering jacket. Whilst, glitter shoes are also a fun addition from Saint Laurent’s knee-high boots to Matthew Williamson and Alexander McQueen.

Maximalism

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Minimalism ruled the roost for many years with its easy to dress, match and update nature. Like it or loathe it, those days are gone, for now.
 
Embellishments, bright colours, playfulness and fun are the headlines of AW14 fashion trends. The perfect example is Stella McCartney and their coat wonderfully embellished by zips. It’s time to make a statement and go all-out.
 
Fashion is art after all and now is the time whether you’re doing your weekly shop or embodying the worldly traveller. It’s not just dressing to impress but dressing to standout.
 
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