Trend updates to your autumn stock, delivered quick as a flash.
Stealthily creeping across menswear staples, camouflage is still big for autumn 13. Mostly this comes printed or woven on outerwear and accessories, with sharper blazer styles looking freshest.
Lace & mesh
Pre-empt the huge spring 14 sheer trend by getting on board with lace and mesh now. Most often applied as panels and usually across simple necklines, the semi see-through aspect is suggestive enough to be special.
The festive period is usually all about full-on bling, but this season surfaces are less reflective and more burnished, with toned-down bronze, silver and gold colours used as both highlights and all-over blocks.
Larger scale and more confidently employed than before, faces, both human and animal, are everywhere. Techniques vary from photo prints to artists’ impressions, in the form of cutesy cartoons to full-bleed macro shots.
Key for autumn 13 and spring 14, the bomber has a definite casual appeal grounded in its military roots, but this season bold and patterned styles make the biggest impact, with ethnic prints an important direction.
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