Autumn/Winter 2014 Wardrobe Essentials

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"Autumn/Winter 2014 Wardrobe Essentials." Styling Directives Taken From New York Runway Analysis. Date Completed: April 2014. Brief: The Tobe Report - Internship Application. Before being accepted as an intern at The Tobe Report, I was asked to demonstrate my eye for fashion trends by reviewing all A/W 14 New York runway shows and pulling out the key styling directives which I felt were especially important.

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  • Autumn/Winter 2014

    Wardrobe

    Essentials Styling Directives Taken from

    New York Runway Analysis

  • Casual Luxury Unstructured Volume for Easy Layering

    Androgyny Menswear-Inspired & Utilitarian Classics

    Outdoor Urban Athletic Gear with Youthful Twists

    Three Macro Catwalk Trends

    cocooning outerwear and lofty knits colors: greys, camel, dusty pink, olive green historical allusions (60s glam) fur

    oversized menswear and well-tailored suits wide-cropped and slouchy trousers

    colors: neutrals and navy prints & patterns: plaid and tweed

    varsity jackets, bombers, metallic parkas colors: monotones paired with bright pops of color (red, yellow, etc.) experimentation (in proportions, construction, prints, etc.) collegiate letters, logos, graphics

  • Designer / Young Designer

    Contemporary / Young Contemporary

    Accessories / Footwear

    Teen / Tween

    Market

    Segments Three Must-Have Pieces

  • DESIGNER AN OVERSIZED COAT

    A pivotal product category this season, voluminous

    outerwear was a standout in numerous collections.

    Cocooning the body while keeping it warm, it was sent

    down runways in a variety of colors. Try a monochrome

    piece, such as The Rows version in shale grey, or opt for a more eye-catching, patterned number, such as the

    one from Proenza Schouler.

    Altuzarra

    The Row

    Proenza Schouler

    Creatures of Comfort

  • DESIGNER FURRY OUTERWEAR

    Fur was an especially prominent fabric for outerwear whether it was just accenting a piece (as in Jason Wus)

    or the main focus (as in Ralph Laurens), this tactile fabric breathes femininity and elegance into any

    wardrobe. For more daring consumers, try it in one of

    this seasons hit colors, red, like the one from J. Mendel.

    Jason Wu

    Ralph Lauren

    Carolina Herrara

    J. Mendel

  • DESIGNER A TOUCH OF FLORAL

    Blurred, smudged flowers was a key floral story this

    season, as seen in Peter Soms dress. Flowers also added a bright pop of color and gave a feminine touch to

    otherwise masculine styling. This versatile print is perfect

    for both tops like Michael Kors delicate blouse and bottoms such as Oscar de la Rentas flared skirt.

    Oscar de la Renta

    Peter Som

    Thakoon

    Michael Kors

  • YOUNG DESIGNER A VOLUMINOUS SWEATER

    Volume was the focus of this seasons other important product category, knitwear. Try Calvin Kleins version, in

    fuzzy mohair, or get swallowed up in The Rows minimalist, chunky take. Go traditional and pair it with

    your favorite pair of jeans, or experiment your styling

    and throw your sweater over a long skirt.

    Prabal Gurung

    Calvin Klein Marc Jacobs

    The Row

  • YOUNG DESIGNER RETHOUGHT DENIM

    Denim was a hit this season especially for the youth market,

    but designers were keen to rethink the material. The

    innovative results gave this traditional fabric a much-needed

    update. Steven Allens quilted take, Ostwald Helgasons iridescent version, and Pamela Rolands art-deco

    embellishments breathe forward-thinking into any outfit.

    Pamela Roland

    Ostwald Helgason

    Steven Allen

    Nicholas K

  • YOUNG DESIGNER A GRAPHIC DRESS

    Dresses are a wardrobe staple for any young consumer, but

    this season it was all about the pieces graphic designs. Inspiration came from a variety of sources: global cultures,

    wintry florals, collegiate numbers, 3D-effects whether printed on a shift or sweater dress, eye-catching graphics

    were experimented and played with to channel the young

    consumers own penchant for fun.

    Jeremy Scott

    Ostwald Helgason Tess Giberson

    Suno

  • CONTEMPORARY A MASCULINE, SLOUCHY TROUSER

    The wide, fluid legs of mannish trousers from designers such

    as Karen Walker and Tibi gave collections a utilitarian twist.

    Try a pair in one of this seasons key fabric directives, traditional tweed (as seen in Creatures of Comforts design),

    or go for a cropped version like A.L.Cs.

    Tibi

    Creatures of Comfort A.L.C.

    Karen Walker

  • CONTEMPORARY RUFFLES

    Ruffles add a touch of romance to any piece - the detail was

    even seen in knitwear, such as in this Phillip Lim sweater. The

    asymmetry of the ruffle accent seen in Victoria Beckhams top makes a simple blouse a standout number. And in

    Alexander Herchcovitchs Victorian-inspired collection, the ruffle details gave his camisoles a dreamy feel.

    Milly

    Alexander Herchcovitch

    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Victoria Beckham

  • CONTEMPORARY AN UNEVEN HEMLINE DRESS

    An uneven hemline gives any dress interesting asymmetry.

    Opening Ceremonys architectural piece is youthful and injects newness into your wardrobe. ICBs touch of graphic is

    an example of tasteful cut-and-paste, while DKNYs sporty, urban styling channels this seasons athletic theme.

    BCBY Max Mara DKNY

    ICB Opening Ceremony

  • YOUNG CONTEMPORARY A TEXTURED SWEATER

    Unconventional experimentations was not just seen in

    graphics and prints, but also in fabric and texture

    considerations. The tactile results from the likes of Nonoo and

    Nicole Miller make the traditional sweater a standout

    number. Try Alexander Wangs bright, futuristic version, or Opening Ceremonys sequined design.

    Nicole Miller

    Opening Ceremony Alexander Wang

    Nonoo

  • YOUNG CONTEMPORARY A UTILITARIAN DRESS

    Pay homage to the Industrial Revolution with a utilitarian

    dress. Designers added some ruggedness to their collections

    by taking inspiration from work-wear and uniforms. Wearers of creations from the likes of Rag & Bone and Tommy Hilfiger

    will enjoy practicality and unrestricted movement. And, as

    pastels were a pivotal color palette this fall, try Lacostes take in mint green.

    Lacoste Tommy Hilfiger

    Karen Walker Rag & Bone

  • YOUNG CONTEMPORARY SPORTY OUTERWEAR

    For the youth market, outerwear essentials included puffy

    coats, bomber-hybrids, parkas, and varsity-inspired jackets.

    The sporty feel was captured in fabrics such as shearling and

    leather, quilted nylon, and wool. From ski resorts to baseball

    fields, designers such as DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger dove deep

    into athletics for creative insight.

    Alexander Wang

    DKNY Tommy Hilfiger

    T by Alexander Wang

  • TEEN A STATEMENT DRESS

    Stand out of the crowd with a statement dress, like the

    heavily embellished one by Cynthia Rowley, or, for the more

    daring customer, go for the gothic look with VFILES loud, red design. For a more classic feel with a retro flourish, opt for

    Desiguals whimsical dress.

    Cynthia Rowley

    Desigual

    Jonathan Cohen

    VFILES

  • TEEN SHIMMER & SHINE

    Metallics were a big hit this season, and so were other

    shimmery details, such as sequins and glitter finishes. Seen in

    a variety of product categories from outerwear to skirts teens have plenty of options to play with. Work some

    iridescence into your outfit with Rebecca Taylors easy sweater, or go for a whole-body look with Phillip Lims long,

    oversized bomber-hyrbid.

    Creatures of the Wind Rebecca Taylor

    Diesel Black Gold 3.1 Phillip Lim

  • TEEN A CROPPED TOP

    Show off your young body with a cropped top, such as the

    graphic-heavy one by VFILES, or Creatures of the Winds long-sleeve take in deep, rich emerald. Perfect with a

    matching skirt try Katie Gallaghers velvety design, and its oxblood hue will give you a touch of dark, sophisticated

    glamor.

    Katie Gallagher Creatures of the Wind

    Rebecca Taylor VFILES

  • TWEEN A STATEMENT MINI

    The miniskirt was definitely an important juniors-oriented

    product category. From Desiguals playfully patterned design, to Tanya Taylors shiny take, a statement mini is a

    wardrobe essential for tweens this season. Opening

    Ceremony experimented with quilting, while Diesel Black

    Gold added some embellishments to inject their mini with

    some unique texture and shine.

    Tanya Taylor

    Opening Ceremony Desigual

    Diesel Black Gold

  • TWEEN A ROLLNECK SWEATER

    A rollneck sweater will keep you both stylish and warm this

    season. Try Marissa Webbs design, in one of this seasons key colors, dusty pink, or keep it simple in Karen Walkers soft

    white. If you prefer the raw, distressed look, try Nanette

    Lepores carefully crocheted version.

    Marissa Webb

    Karen Walker

    Tommy Hilfiger

    Nanette Lepore

  • TWEEN A FUN, GRAPHIC TOP

    Whimsical prints and patterns give a youthful flare to any top.

    Red Valentino took its inspiration from beloved Disney

    characters; Betsey Johnson kept things dramatic with bold, leopard prints; and Cynthia Rowley paired candy-esque

    colors with eclectic beading. And like many other designers,

    Fashion East took inspiration from the animal world, and the

    adorable results would be loved by any tween.

    Cynthia Rowley

    Betsey Johnson Fashion East

    RED Valentino

  • ACCESSORIES

    ELBOW-HIGH GLOVES The elbow-high glove was a key accessories piece this

    season. Try Altuzarras classic take, in soft leather, or go for Marc Jacobs knitted version for some added warmth.

    SHADES Sunglasses of a variety of shapes were seen on New Yorks catwalks. From circular to decorated frames, to aviators and Wayfarer styles, this optical piece is a must-have this season.

    SCARF Keep your neck warm with a scarf this season. Continuing along

    his collections overall BMX-feel, Marc Jacobs styled the accessory in an urban, sporty way. Meanwhile, Michael Kors and Thakoon took things in a more feminine direction, whether it was

    a scarf made from knitwear, silk, or fur.

    Marc Jacobs Altuzarra

    Carolina Herrara Jeremy Scott

    Michael Kors Marc by Marc Jacobs

    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Thakoon

  • FOOTWEAR

    A SLOUCHY, OVERSIZED BOOT The relaxed feel of the loose, fluid shafts of these slouchy

    boots are perfect compliments to the voluminous outerwear seen in various designers collections. Derek Lams ultra-soft

    designs, for instance, make leather look absolutely liquidous.

    FUR DETAIL Continuing along the fur trend, add a furry shoe to your collection. From the shearling details of Rag & Bones mules, or the fuzzy touches on the heels of Nina Riccis delicate pumps, fur was seen this season on apparel and footwear alike.

    AN ANKLE-STRAP PUMP Give your feet some glamor with a pair of pumps featuring a thin, barely-there ankle strap. Jason Wus metallic approach

    adds a touch of shimmer, while Nina Riccis designs complete her collections overall boudoir inspiration.

    Derek Lam Rag & Bone

    Nina Ricci Rag & Bone

    Jason Wu Nina Ricci