FALL 2013 TREND SPOTTING: ORANGE & RED

Fall-Winter 2013 - Trend Spotting

From L – R : Anna Sui, Burberry Prorsum, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zoe Jordan)

Also if the weather is still warm (link) we are in full September and this means that we are embracing Autumn. While I may not be fully happy about that (I am quite the summer-loving kind of girl at heart) I must admit I am pretty much excited to start wearing something new with the new season! While window shopping here in Milan I could see winter has came in full bloom and most of all in all its black and dark colors glory. Truth is, I don’t feel I am ready now to move from a colorful summer season of fashion to a black-fulfilled new Autumn, and this is the reason why I have started to look for some transitional colors and pieces to enter gently into a darker season. Surfing through the Internet (read: enjoying again the previous Fashion Weeks – see here New York City, Milan and London) for this year’s 2013 Fall/Winter trends I noticed fashion designers’ massive use of orange tones and, in general, of all reddish hues. Eureka! I love oranges and reds and in general I’ve learnt to love and to embrace warmer hues, I think they make for a great transitional colors! Plus, I think they flatter all skin types. So I have collected here my four favorite looks from Autumn/Winter 2013 runaways to start exploring this trend.

  • Look 1 is from Anna Sui: I love the impact that the textured orange dress has! Simple in the cut, simple in the shape, the real deal here is just the color and the fabric.
  • Look 2 is from Burberry Prorsum: big and bold, red and blue glossy stripes make this a statement, other than a beautiful dress. If you look at it shape you will see it has a severe cut but it is perfectly balanced by the color blocking option that also gives the dress a totally different mood and allure.
  • Look 3 is from Marc by Marc Jacobs: there is nothing left to say here, I mean, what if someone had told you that a pair of cropped orange trousers could have been so totally stylish? I would have never believed that. Hint: the sweater tucked into the trousers really makes the look!
  • Look 4 is from Zoe Jordan: this one is for girls who love to be or must be in their fashion comfort zone without giving up stylishness. I understand that: I (unfortunately) do not work in the fashion business so I have to follow a dress code from Monday to Friday, but I don’t want to dress without passion and creativity and style. This option makes me learn just this lesson, i.e. attention to details such as colors and shapes and knowing how to balance those can turn a simple outfit into an effortlessly chic one.

Do you like this trend? Which is your favorite look?

1 Comment

  • Reply September 11, 2013

    Claudia

    Il 2!

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