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Roll on 2013: the trends to watch

Each season, lovers of fashion look at what’s coming up – what’s new, what’s next, what’s fresh and interesting and du jour. And where do we look? At the collections gone by, at fashion magazines coming up (Elle Collections is …

Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 07:30

   

Each season, lovers of fashion look at what’s coming up – what’s new, what’s next, what’s fresh and interesting and du jour. And where do we look? At the collections gone by, at fashion magazines coming up (Elle Collections is one of my favourites – it’s expensive but amazing), at trend forecasts and buying trends from shops and boutiques. So Brown Thomas’s trend boards for S/S 2013 seem like a good place to start!

From Asia society, with kimono-style dresses on catwalks from Prada and beyond, we move on to a veritable rainbow of colours and hues at Chanel, Lanvin and Rag & Bone (for the most amazing sunshine-yellow boots, check out Acne’s Almas, right now on My-Wardrobe.com (but don’t buy them before I do).

And as I said last week, Saint Laurent has topped the buying charts with its wearable, chic collection of black’n'white separates. A whole moodboard at Brown Thomas is dedicated to the French fashion house under Hedi Slimane.

Just as military must always come back in for autumn, florals will always be in for spring – we’re looking at a candy collective of soft, pastel hues and more vibrant patterns pushed by the mods of the bunch. I’m loving Stella McCartney’s masculine tailored florals, and anticipate the high street picking up on them in a major way.

Just in case you’re not sick of the 1990s, summer grunge brings back the slogan tee, the plaid skirt (and shirt) and the mixture of colour, texture and pattern that is oh-so My So-Called Life. Yes, again. I styled my own ode to the trend last year, and 3.1 Philip Lim went for it in a big way for S/S. Maybe one worth rooting around in the attic for, rather than spending the big bucks on – it can’t stay around forever, surely.

Last, but by no means least, good old monochrome is rearing its ultra-wearable head, although most of the time we’ll be wearing our blacks separate to our whites. And white is big, big, big for S/S. White suits, white dresses, white all over. Get used to the idea because it is coming to a high street near you – River Island is one of the first to show you how it’s done!

What do you think? Anything there that tickles your fancy, or have we seen it all before?

All mood boards courtesy of Brown Thomas, whose hotly anticipated S/S show is coming up and will be reviewed right here in a fortnight.