Trend Forecast and Color Direction
Throughout the Sourcing floor of MAGIC there were large displays on upcoming trends for Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer and of course I had to share them with you.
Spice Trail:“For Spring 2014 we travel East for exotic inspiration from the spice market alleyways to the silk routes. Rick hand spun fabrics with delicate beading and traditional eastern embroideries are the essence.”
Consider colors such as gold, beige, mint, teal and pinks. The key items for this trend is the asymmetric skirt, tunic and of course printed silk shirt. This spice trail trend has great embellishments and prints consist of paisley, Indian and a wonderful dye effect.
Provincial Picnic: “A perfect day for a picnic- fresh country air and rolling green hills, crisp linens and polish cotton. The simple life embraces classic comfort, a mix between the French countryside and American pastures.”
The key items for this trend is the woven tee, colored blazer and shirt dress. Consider colors such as power blues, bright reds, pinks and navy blues. This countryside relaxing pieces would have patterns such as gingham, toile and delft blue. This makes me want to run in fields of wheat. =)
Mod World: “An explosion of pop colors and bold geometric prints, we look to style icons like Edie Sedgwick and the youth movement of the 60′s for inspiration. Fun, fresh and fearless, the inspiration here is anything but shy.”
This is a trend that I am very excited about and you are able to see traces of it starting now.
With bright primary colors, this trend will make you stand out from the crowd. Look for patterns such as checkerboard, jailbird stripes and geometric and contrast taping and mod pockets for details and trim. If you’re interested in wearing this trend look for mod mini skirts, a-line shift dresses and color-blocked parkas.
Glam Grunge: “A revival of the 90′s musical genre turned lifestyle movement – Grunge is huge for Spring 2014. Layered and relaxed, with a touch of sophistication and muted colors palette, this trend is laid back and chic at its best.”
This is my least favorite trend out of the bunch mainly because I’ve never been a fan of grunge no matter how chic it’s translated to be.
With the main prints being plaid, moody florals and a somewhat paint splattered erosion effect on items like sweatshirts, maxi chiffon dresses and cropped tops, mock my words, this trend will not make it into my wardrobe.
What do you think of these four encompassing trends? Which one is your favorite?