#MFW Trend Spotting

#MFW Trend Spotting

Friday, October 04 2013

With multiple fashions weeks ending, we land on Milan. #MFW was home to some of the easiest trends to replicate for Spring and maybe even some of the more fun ones too. We've painstakingly (not really that painful)  scoured the runway for these looks, so please take a seat and take a note.

If you had the pleasure of sitting in on one of the seminars brought to us by WGSN at WWDMAGIC in August then you know that Folk and Myth was a big trend prediction for 2014 and the runways in Milan verified it! Cultures have always been an inspiration for designers and this spring you can find them in everything from short shirt dresses, to separates, to maxi's.

From left to right: Aquiliano Rimondi, Dolce & Gabbana, Luisa Beccaria, Marni, Alberta Ferretti


Has it been a dream of yours to be a sexier version of the cast of Miami Vice? Well you're in luck! On the runway we saw head to toe white looks. They were seen in almost every way, in pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, and outerwear. What make this trend really great is finding the pieces with little touches like laser cut patterns or hints of metallics.

From left to right: Philipp Plein, Roberto Cavalli, Iceberg, Gianfranco Ferré, Tod's


One of the most playful trends, and possibly our favorite is Pattern Play. This season we saw a multitude of designers sending looks down the runway with juxtaposed patterns. Nothing was excluded; Stripes with florals, geometric shapes with scenic textiles, and animal print with folk motifs. The great thing about the trend is that it works whether it's mixing color or sticking to a monochromatic palette. This trend works best with separates.

From left to right: Fausti Puglisi, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Aquilano Rimondi, Prada

For more straight from the runway trend reporting, be sure to follow our #MFW Trend Board on Pinterest!