Here is our take on the top 5 trends for Spring/Summer 2014 illustrated:
1. Calculated Cool: Austere Metallics & Minerals
Inspired by mineral colours like taupe, stone and dark green this trend relates to Stylesight's
mega trend, r-a(t-io)nal with mathematical prints, lines and ratios embedded into the design.
Jessica Stein of Tuula at MBFWA
2. Sea Adventures: Deep Oceanic Colours
Blue takes prominence in this trend, especially Yves Klein blue. Turquoise, algae, bright yellow, poppy, mulberry and pink are also staple colours in the palette.
Stylist, Tina Leung at Paris Fashion Week rocking an ultramarine blue suit
3. Mathematical Precision: Gold Ratio
It's all about perfect symmetry with objects in nature such as the pyramid integrated into the design. Triangularity is a key point to silhouettes as seen largely in Jill Sander and Derek Lam's SS13 collections.
Triangularity - wide leg pants
Geometrical pattern - graph paper inspired dress
Laser cutting technique - origami clutch & rubber bangle
4. California Eccentric: Eclectic Bohemian
A renewed interest in California and LA has this trend seeing a free spirited look in a luxurious way, it's all about eclecticism.
Cowgirlesque - Suede, fringing & embroidery
5. Tropadelic: Extravagant Jungle
This trend is all about being flamboyant, happy and colourful, think Frida Carlo - spicy and vibrant. Print on print is the new camouflage, dressing in head to toe patterns like exotic birds, flowers or fruits.
Mary Katrantzou for Topshop - Peplums are in!
Kenzo is channeling its animal instinct with leopard on the runway