It is only the beginning of 2012 but designers think way ahead and predict the future trends. I was lucky to sit and listen to the seminar at the Australian Shoe Fair in Sydney about trends for 2013. A great talk to help retailers stock their future collections! It is also exciting as it offers insider information for people in the fashion business and of course I am excited to share it with you!
Here are the key looks for 2013.
1. Sporting life – it is indeed the Olympiad year so think clean palette. Also, zips and draw cords will be popular. For the male clothing department, “shackets” will be a term, it is the mixture of shirt and jackets.
For shoes, I have seen high heels that look like sport shoes but that trend has not really taken off just yet. I guess 2013 will be the year for it.
2. Aquatic Story – Think weightless fabrics with underwater imagery. Mermaid tails for tops and skirts, scuva zips and cut outs as well as mother of pearl effects.
Bodycon dresses will still be a trend as well as wave inspired hemlines. For shoes and accessories it will be the iridescent finish. Check Chanel bag and Louis Vuitton bags and shoes.
3. The glamorous 50′s- fashion does reinvent itself and 2013 is the year of candy inspired colours, of longer length skirts and dresses, pastels and duster coats.
All the dresses are mostly below the knee, it’s fun, flirty and fantabulous
4. The Tribal Artisan – north African influences as well as Egyptian inspired dresses, think gold and royal colours as well as more earthy tones.
2013 will be rejecting technological overloads instead a come back to nature and the basics. Anything asymmetric and beading will be the next big thing.
So look out for these trends, however the future is unpredictable, you might set a new trend that designers will follow instead!
Disclaimer|These are sole opinions and analysis according to the worldwide trends and new collections by the worldwide designers. Any intention to shop is not the writer’s intention. Images are for illustrative purposes only.