Top Trends: theme, colour and print.
Theme: Global traveller
Ethnic detailing created a boho traveller vibe, but appeared on simple, stylish pieces in the form of embroidery on blouses, trimming on jeans and panels on summery outerwear to create a smarter, more sophisticated update to the look. Cross stitching, embossing, laser cutting, embroidered patterns and intricate beading were key.
Colour: Neon pops
Spring 14’s palette was dominated by punches of neon, but worked in new, more-accessible ways. Faded and washed out highlighter pen shades were the newest and most commercial way to work it, often used as simple neon accents to make the trend more accessible.
Print: Tribal geometrics
The biggest print and pattern direction for spring 14 also played into the global traveller trend, with tribal-, Aztec- and Navajo-inspired geometrics covering everything from dresses, panels on tops and linings inside outerwear. Newest this season saw these worn and aged, as if chipped and peeled over time.