Top trends from Who’s Next.
The punk look may have been big for autumn 13, but traditional tartans and classic checks show no sign of abating for next autumn. Some labels such as Baum und Pferdgarten went for bold looks with checks from top to toe, including trousers, chiffon shirts and coats. Others used it sparingly on select pieces, with Rue Blanche and Sud Express using tartan on trousers and Imperial using it on dresses.
For autumn 14 leather need not be restricted to coats and trousers, as many brands used it on sportier casual pieces. Across Who’s Next the material was used on jogging bottoms, sweatshirts and shorts, with added elasticated waists and drawstrings used to create a casual look. Danish label Nümph and Paris brand Passé Composé both used the fabric on shorts, while Roku created leather sweatshirts.
From raspberry pink and cobalt blue to emerald green and mustard yellow, autumn 14 looks sure to be the season of the coloured coat. Oversized outerwear was seen across the show in bold block colours, such as this tangerine coat from Hartford - a popular colour choice. Single-breasted calf-length styles were also prevalent, with brands such as Kaos and Derhy working them in bright shades.
More casual looks were in abundance as sweatshirts made a comeback. Brands such as Banana Moon offered patterned and padded options, whereas others including Grace & Mila gave their tops a more formal touch by using printed silk. Sweatshirts in freshstyles such as cropped or baggy were widespread, as was the use of new fabrics such as neoprene, fake fur and faux leather, as seen at Muus.