Trend Alert: Spring/Summer 2014

Spring is here, and as the temperatures are stabilising in the UK, we are finally able to think ahead and start to invest on new clothes; a whole new wardrobe for the season ahead, full of colourful things light-wear and polka dots; But what are the new trends for this Spring/Summer 2014?

What can we expect to see in the high-end shops and on the high street?
Here’s a recap of what we saw on the catwalk and what we will see in the most fashionable streets in the world, in this brand new post: TREND ALERT Men’s spring/summer 2014 guide!



POLKA DOTS FEVER:

Polka dots seem to have settled in the menswear department; this particular pattern isn’t loved by all, but if owned, it can make the perfect stylish visual impact!
As seen on the Burberry Prorsum catwalk, we see big dots, small dots, on almost anything: Shirts, sweaters and accessories – Yes, snoods and sunglasses included –
Kris Van Assche was also another designer who particularly appreciated and translated the polka dots throughout his collection, and don’t we just love it? I’ve been fascinated with the Burberry snood and sunglasses for quite a while, and do you guys blame me?!?


A SPLASH OF COLOUR:

Bright colours are definitely big this Spring/Summer 2014, let’s not forget the importance of the primary colours, bright red, yellow and blue are back in the game guys, featuring on rain coats, suits and blazers. A true big splash of colour! So, don’t be boring and get more adventurous with these bright shades.
Salvatore Ferragamo was the perfect example of this particular bright choice of colours for his SS14 collection.

STRIPES GALORE:

The stripes are BACK! thin stripes, thick stripes, alternate coloured ones and filled ones with doodle drawings: Any stripe you can think of, you can probably find this season! As we saw on Givenchy in Paris last July, stripes are taken seriously, and created in a particular way in order to avoid them being just simple lines. Kenzo, as well, is another fashion designer, who produced an incredible bomber jacket fusing cool doodling with a stripy pattern! I want STRIPES!!


FLOWER-POWER:

Okay, lets just quickly quote the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” when Miranda Pristley says “Floral?! for spring…. Groundbreaking” I know, i know… the floral-pattern is always very predictable and expected during this season, but How could you not include and talk about the wonderful Gucci collection, which was entirely dedicated to the flower-power and the femininity of such print?

I think It was particularly brilliant to see lots of trousers and suits, having such print, which is usually ditched by normal human beings for being way too feminine, but praised by fashionistas, is this the time where guys finally embrace flowers?

Another example of great floral, is the Dries Van Noten SS14 collection, which mixes colourful flowers with leaves, to create an exotic jungle experience: though the two designers show the same thing [the flowers], they surely do it in a very different execution, and that’s what makes the flower-power so interesting! Don’t you think?

*Let’s not forget to mention Burberry Prorsum with the wonderful and colourful floral shirts