Trends

DIY Reinvention, Women's Materials FW 2014-2015

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Simple DIY textures see a contemporary reinvention in the Women’s market for Fall/Winter 2014-15, making for Luxe Homespun Knits and Modern Crafts, say the trend analysts at Trendstop. View, these two key fashion-forward trends. Both offer up a wealth of versatile interpretations to give seasonal wardrobes a tactile boost.

Emerging Trend: Homespun Luxe

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image courtesy Trendstop: Bora Aksu F all/Winter 2013-14, Nanna Van Blaaderen, Royal College of Art Graduate Xiao Li, N21 F all/Winter 2013-14.
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image courtesy Trendstop: Sportmax, Tess Giberson, both Fall/Winter 2013-14, Crazy Hair The Boisbuchet, Pringle of Scotland Fall/Winter 2013-14.

Simple DIY textures see a contemporary reinvention, infusing cozy ‘made-it-at-myself’ designs with contemporary shapes and luxe details.

Chunky yarns are worked into hand-knitted panels, making for a DIY appeal in oversized volumes. Pale colorways offer an intriguing spin on daywear styles, as seen in Bora Aksu’s neutral top, which pairs thick knit with furry shoulder panels. Xiao Li blows up a statement longline coatdress in pastels, while N21’s caramel tee sweat incorporates a luxe touch with a black beaded pocket.

Modern Craft

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image courtesy Trendstop: Vivienne Westwood, Eudon Choi, both Fall/Winter 2013/14, Royal Maye Chie, Sister by Sibling F all/Winter 2013-14.

Modern wovens incorporate crafted embroidery for a DIY chic, as a riot of colorful botanicals enlivens Fall/Winter wardrobes with a folky finish. Look to Vivienne Westwood’s bold bloom embroidery and Eudon Choi’s glittery floral shapes on striped grounds for inspiration. Elsewhere, Sister by Sibling’s statement sweater explodes in all-over 3D flowers.

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image courtesy Trendstop: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Antonio Marras, both Fall/Winter 2013-14, Charlotte Lancelot Lace Imm, Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 2013-14.

As with Luxe Homespun Knits, this trend can be adapted to eveningwear occasions with dark grounds and opulent details. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi textures a wooly surface with bejeweled floral embellishment, while Antonio Marras opts for beaded tassels on tweed. Alberta Ferretti’s mesh design feels elegant with interruptions of black blooms.

Elsewhere, dark tones make for a rustic approach to evening dressing. Sportmax add interest to a V-neck sweat with a white streak panel, while Tess Giberson opts for a quirky wrap vest in moody sport stripes. Pringle of Scotland’s textured sweater elevates wooly stripes with luxe ostrich feather detail.

Purchase the Full Report

Source: Trendstop Material Trend Book Fall/Winter 2014-15, purchase the full report at Trendstop.com. Download the free Trendstop TrendTracker smartphone app or sign up to our new free TrendStream feature for more daily trends.

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