Trend Report: Fall 2013
FW13 is undeniably the season of the lady, and this time she has a story to tell. With a dash of Hitchcock, a secret glamor was brought to the catwalks at Orla Kiely, Tara jarmon, Schumacher, Tibi, Raoul and Malene Birger. Figure-hugging tailored jackets, sexy pencil skirts, cropped fitted sweaters, Peter Pan Collared dresses, trumpet sleeves sweaters, tea lenght skirts…
The spirit of Christian Dior’s New Look reigned supreme this season with an emphasis on exquisitely cut pieces and the return of the waist. Orla Kiely traced the feminine figure with fit-and-flare dresses and retro jackets, while Raoul shows bows on black trapeze skirts.
Mannish tailoring remains a powerful style statement whether for work or play, but FW13 gives it a feminine kick. Judith & Charles’s modern approach lends a surprise creative edge to a city silhouette with their amazing colorblock navy/black/anthracite 3-piece-suit. Who said a suit had to be boring?
Reds: Scarlet, and crimson stand out in this most seductive – and super-hot – shade. From ladylike coats at Orla Kiely to v-neck colorblock dresses at Rachel Roy and confy off-duty dressing at at Autumn Cashmere, Red is a color that will add impact at any time of day!
The circle skirt : Worn with a collarless jacket, close-fitting cardigan or cropped top, the circle skirt completes the polished pairing of choice for fall. In tweed, silk or lace, they are all available at Boutique David Lesage!
Satement necklace: Is it possible to channel the new punk-inspired rebellion and opulent glamor at once? Yes, according to René Leblanc, whose pearls and chains necklaces lend a luxurious edge to everything from fadeddenim jeans to a chic cashmere cardigan
Navy accents: A single-shade outfit – heels included – is the most modern way to wear color this season. On many FW13 runway, sleek midnight-blue accessories matched understated, tonal separates for simple sophistication. Think navy pencil skirt at Judith and Charles and navy chunky sweater at Schumacher, with navy heels at Chie Mihara, and you’re ready!
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