7 New-Season Trends for 2013 ...


It might be a little premature, seeing as itโ€™s only the start of January, but the fashion world moves fast;

and itโ€™s time to start thinking about new-season trends for 2013.

After all, next month will see designers show us what we should be wearing come autumn 2013.

So, for those of you who want to be ahead of the curve, here are the new-season trends for 2013 that you should be investing in now.

1. Sixties


If there is one decade that influenced new-season trends for 2013, it is undoubtedly the Sixties.

Inspiration from the era showed up everywhere on the catwalks, especially at Moschino, Louis Vuitton &


think flower power, monochrome, stripes, squares and sci-fi;

all matched with those iconic sixties doe eyes.

2. Candy


Although neon showed up on some catwalks, it was definitely the pastel end of the colour spectrum that ruled the SS13 runways.

Seen everywhere back in September, most notably at Erdem, Valentino, Fendi and Christopher Kane, clothes will come in the very prettiest, most delicate candy-coloured hues you can imagine.

Soft cotton candy pinks, lush lemon-drop yellows;

these are both on trend right now.

3. Texture


Just because the colours were sweet, doesnโ€™t mean the clothes were.

The softness of colour was toughened up by the use of texture;

flowers were 3D at Prada and Holly Fulton, chiffons were interpresed with Perspex panels, leather, hardware and exotic skins โ€“ the snakeskin at Erdem was my favourite.

So, invest in pastel leathers and anything that looks vaguely uncomfortable or reptilian, or both;

team with the lightest of dresses!

4. Cropped


Look for cropped everything.

You canโ€™t move now for all the bare ankles around, and cropped trousers are definitely here to stay โ€“ but the look has evolved, as sleeves are bracelet length, and jackets finish on the waist rather than the hips.2

For extra fashion points, go for voluminous sleeves like Miuccia.

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