We have been reliving the best runway moments and filtering through the most prominent trends seen on the runway to bring you our ultimate trend edit. From monochromatic colour schemes to busy graphic prints to the beloved winter staples of leather and capes, this edit has you covered for autumn/winter 2013.
A cleanse to the colour palette, the latest trend of MONOCHROMATIC dressing was amongst the strongest runway trends. Taking a single colour scheme, designers particularly favored pant suits and tailoring gravitating towards strong shades and clean textures. However for those of us who need to ease into the trend don’t under estimate the stylish impact of pastels, neutrals and deep shades of navy and maroon.
(L-R) Ginger & Smart, Kuwaii, Bul, Bianca Spender, Chrsitopher Esber, Michael Lo Sordo.
Don’t abandon your printed fantasies just yet, monochrome may be the latest trend but PRINTS are standing there ground getting louder, brighter and all over. Designers lavished in busy graphics and twin sets. The runway was a sea of floral, oriental, tribal, biblical and geometric shapes. In light of our guest of honor, Mary Katrantzou queen of prints herself; it would seem in fact the busier is better.
(L-R) YB J’amie by Yeojin Bae, Camilla, Bianca Spender, sass and bide, Cylk, Morrison.
SCARLETT FEVER hit the AW13 runways, draped, tailored and quilted. In various shades from head to toe it’s a combination of sultry, clean, vibrant and powerful. A colour proven to make the heart beat faster, we recommend everyone try this daring colour of the moment.
L-R Ginger & Smart, Monique White, YB J’amie by Yeojin Bae, Jayson Brunsdon, Karla Spetic, Ellery.
Forget 50 shades of grey; we are seeing BLACK and WHITE all over. Play with the scales of classic suiting, embrace elusive prints and be bold in graphic patterns and checks. No longer reserved for office and evening wear, black and white was seen across the runway in every shape, form, texture and style. Far from boring the classic colours are timelessly chic.
L-R Livia Arena, bassike, sass and bide, Ellery, Carla Zampatti, One Fell Swoop.
LEATHER is here to stay, instead of just your staple black biker jackets the luxurious material is transcending to capes, pants and head to toe looks in diverse shades and textures. Nearly every designer had leather details, if not entire looks. From cocktail to sportswear we can get enough and neither could the runway.
(L-R) bassike, Scanlan and Theodore, Kate Sylvester, Willow, Bul, MATICEVSKI.
Stepping away from powerful prints many designers played with reflective, richly textured or gleaming METALLICS. Made easy to wear through knits and deep shades anyone can rock this latest trend, for those who feel provocative; take a primary shade that looks like it’s been dipped in glitter and you’ll be sure to find the spotlight beaming on you.
(L-R) Megan Park, Scanlan and Theodore, Kirrily Slvester, Eatson Pearson , Christopher Esber, Zhivago.
Infused through kimono style belts, rich embroidery and brocades the ORIENTAL influence continues as an emerging trend for AW13. Beautiful blossoms and Chinese dragons were reflected in prints paying homage to eastern muses. Fresh from the runway we can predict this trend encouraging us to all find our inner modern day geisha.
(L-R) Kate Sylvester, Camilla, Collette Dinnigan, Tigerlily, Ginger & Smart, Akira.
Playing with the illusion of hemlines and the boundaries between conservative vs. avant-garde many designers took to SHEER PANELS in their collections. Adding understated elegance to your LBD or midi skirt, simply pair with modest basics for a minimalistic style savvy ensemble that will transcend from day night.
(L-R) Collette Dinnigan, Karla Spetic, Christopher Esber, Jolet, Garth Cook, Strateas Carlucci.
Little red riding hood didn’t only give us scarlet fever; she made famous our hottest new trend the CAPE. Designers lavished in the latest adaptation of winter coats, with styles to fulfill everyone’s caped desires we recommend everyone wrap up for winter. Sharp shoulders and clean lines or wrapped with fringed details designers infused their own aesthetics into winter staple that adds poise to any outfit.
(L-R) Carla Zampatti, Arthur Galan AG, Bianca Spender, Saveus, Trois, YB J’aime by Yeojin Bae.
Sporty luxe was a huge influence for SS13 and its not stopping there, one of the most popular pieces filtering into AW13 is the BOMBER JACKET. Whether you like it voluptuous and padded or feminine and translucent the sporty chic style is a staple piece that can make any outfit street chic and urban cool. See how designers reinvented our favorite jacket of the moment.
(L-R) Josh Goot, Kate Sylvester, Trois, ksubi, Scanlan and Theodore, Ellery.
What a lovely winter it will be. All styles are available in store now. Visit lmff.com.au/shoptherunway to shop the looks now.
Images by Lucas Dawson Photography.