Fall trends on the runway!

Fall 2014 Fashion Report

By Samantha Bryant

Easy Being Green

green-trend-fall-2014Though the acidic bolds and brights of summer will remain huge, the season’s “it” color is as classic as they come. From emerald to jade, forest to meadow, everyone is going green.  Darker tones are more apparent, especially a deep bluish-turquoise green that has been popping up on runways.

Derek Lam showcased this color as a key element in his Fall 2014 collection.  Deep green dresses and neoprene sport jackets were cool and chic among the navy, white, and black looks.

Proenza Schouler focused on a bright seafoam green and black print. This seafoam tone gave his outwear collection a fresh and bold aesthetic when paired with crisp blacks and blues.

Sarah Silverman rocked a green taffeta number by Marni on the Emmys red carpet. Her dark wavy hair and gold belt created a romantic and regal look.

Emma Stone stunned in a deep green V-neck gown by Valentino at the Cannes film festival.  Her red hair popped perfectly against the earthy gothic gown.

This fall allow shades of green into every element of your wardrobe. Pair a jade purse with forest trousers. A green peacoat could perfectly complete any fall look! Make others envious with your stunning green look on the dance floor this season!

On the Runway

Rave On

rave-on-fall-2014As the sweltering summer comes to close, vibrant beach parties from Miami to Ibiza keep our wardrobes bursting with acidic energy. Designers are not so quick to let summer raves fizzle away either, tapping fuchsia pinks and lime greens, bright blues and cherry reds. Prints have also taken a psychedelic turn as the bold geometrics of last season melt into swirling futuristic fancies.

Dior, a brand known for its feminine and demure touch, shocked Paris Fashion Week by punctuating its classic parade of dark suit jackets with dresses in acidic tones of pink, green, blue, and red. Coats and handbags also popped with yellows and bold greens.

Dries Van Noten mixed frenetic circle motifs with vibrant florals to create prints that referenced the 60s but remained decidedly modern.  Hot pink, yellow, and orange were smartly sedated with gray and navy to create bold but approachable garments.

On the Emmys red carpet, Teyonah Parris stunned in a Christian Siriano gown with an acid green skirt and pink striped bodice.  Kate Walsh worked a Stephane Rolland mermaid-style gown in a bold yellow tone with a swirling hip ruffle.

Expect to see bold prints remain in stores through fall. Patterns in blue, red, pink, green, yellow and purple add energy and excitement to the season’s classic earth tone wardrobes.  Bring the frenzy of hot discos and clubs to the dance floor with these beyond-bright ballroom dresses!

On the Runway

Tuck Into Turtlenecks

turtleneck-trend-fall-2014Chunky and warm, delicate and feminine, this season it’s all about looking elegantly covered. Knits and sweaters showing off décolletage or bare shoulders are still abundant, but for the first time since the early 2000s it seems designers and customers are embracing practical and toasty design. The classic turtleneck comes with a new twist, of course. Instead of slim fitted ribs, oversized and overstated turtlenecks create a full scarf-like look.  Or for evening, the sheers and laces that have been in for a hot moment now travel up the neck for a look just as sexy, but perhaps more mature.

Calvin Klein’s soft knit dresses cover the neck in warm relaxed-fit turtlenecks. Volume along the neck and sleeves subtly taper in at the waist, producing a look both flattering and cozy.

Mary Katrantzou’s delicate lace crochet and silk dresses fit the body snugly, traveling up the neck as seamlessly as tattoos.

Felicity Jones rocked this demure look in a blue velvet shift by Miu Miu at the Venice film festival.  With her dark hair pulled back and full sheer sleeves, she worked her inner Italian princess.

Julie Bowen showed off her fit shoulders and lean arms with a sleeveless high-collared Peter Som floral gown at the Emmys red carpet. The fitted silk number was both sporty and flirty.

Dresses, rompers, and even crop tops can embrace this neck revival. Bring this elegant silhouette to the dance floor with these high-collared confections!

On the Runway

Fashionably Swarovski

Pantone Fall 2014 Color Report

  • PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid
  • PANTONE 19-3955 Royal Blue
  • PANTONE 16-1107 Aluminum
  • PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red
  • PANTONE 14-0837 Misted Yellow
  • PANTONE 19-2047 Sangria
  • PANTONE 15-3207 Mauve Mist
  • PANTONE 18-1421 Cognac
  • PANTONE 19-4037 Bright Cobalt
  • PANTONE 18-0322 Cypress

“Color that transcends
Time and Space.”