As 2014 comes to a close, I thought I would take at look at my top 5 wearable trends of the season as taken from Milan fashion week. This, alongside a couple of my big finds and highlights. For me, Marks and Spencer is my winning High street store this year so I have picked a selection of items from current collections to showcase my winning trends.
First off tough I have to tell you about my definite splurge of the year – my Christian Louboutin’s. Oh how I love! A definite splurge but I have been saving a little each month for the last…well ages! Online magazine Flare.com was a new find for me this year too for finding out the latest worldwide fashion news. Here are my five favourite trends as promised…
Fur – present not just in outerwear; fur was popular on the runway even in scarves, sunglasses, and jewellery. Fendi made it a central theme, and Sportmax innovatively incorporated it in a navy blue striped coat.
Classic 1940s – the Betty Draper (from the show Mad Men) look has become mainstream again; belted dresses in sombre colours paired with pumps were the looks pulled by designers Prada and Dolce & Gabbana.
Flowing circle skirts – for a feminine vibe, these comfy and wearable skirts are back in the game. Ports 1961 and Aquilano.Rimondi added their own flair with these frocks.
Masculine components – softened tuxedo ensembles for women who mean business; relaxed versions of the executive man’s look were introduced by DSquared2 and Francesco Scognamiglio.
Shiny and sparkly – beaded dresses and sequined sweaters in bold colours flashed in the runway; radiant pieces with bling were displayed by Blumarine and Emilio Pucci.