Cinema, Literature And Arts Influence In Fashion Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

//Cinema, Literature And Arts Influence In Fashion Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

The mood for the autumn/winter trends is always more down to earth than in the spring/summer season. Since the colors used in the collections are mainly more primary then adding embellishments and prints becomes essential!

Everything comes from something that already exists! The same rule strongly works in the world of fashion. Not only I am referring here to the relationship between the runway and the high street fashion, but also to the references from where designers get influenced by art, literature and cinema! Often these areas are leading the seasonal trends! Fall 2014 though, brings on the catwalks prints, patterns and embellishments that have been taken directly from there!

As expressive as is the work from different art movements, film history and even illustrated literature, designers stunned the audience with their creativity and are being admired by their haute couture handicrafts. This upcoming season the influence was more direct and therefore bold and comprehensive!

Here is Estilo-Tendances guide on how to get influenced by film, literature and arts in fashion in Autumn/Winter 2014-2015!

#1 From The Cinema Screen

C-3PO printed on a silky and elegant evening gown in golden and light blue colors from Rodarte Fall 2014 RTW collection.

Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 is asking everyone in the fashion industry to choose between beautiful, ladylike, embellished and chic or geeky, quirky, modest and plain pieces! The collections by Rodarte have always stricked with something unique, daring and fun! This season Laura and Kate Mulleavy proved themselves to be more surprising than ever before and mixed geeky with chic in an entertaining way!


Luke Skywalker printed on a silky and light evening gown in grey and beige from Rodarte Fall 2014 RTW collection.

Yoda printed on a silky and embellished evening gown in grey, black and golden colors from Rodarte Fall 2014 RTW collection.


#2 From The Book Illustrations

Knitted sweater, silky mini skirt worn with socks and high heel sandals from Alberta Ferretti Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.

Elegant dress in red with dreamy print of forest and birds as embellishments from Alberta Ferretti Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.


Knitted sweater worn over a skirt swinging in bold prints from Stella Jean Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW ethical collection. 

Gorgeous and ladylike evening gown from see-through dark blue fabric with a touch of fairytale from Valentino Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.

Folk evening dress from lace and see-through fabric with playful prints from Valentino Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.

Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collections were strongly inspired by the enchanted forests, animals and characters from the fairy tales! Folk and playful dresses, hooded cloaks and embroidered sweaters were all part of storytelling in the fashion world!


Fun and youthful short dress with frisky embellishments from Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.

Embroidered hooded cloak with creatures from children’s books from Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.

Embroidered sweater with puffed sleeves to add the elegance and a touch of seasonal storytelling from Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collection.

Elegant black maxi dress with embroidered flora and fauna, worn with gorgeous accessories from Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.


#3 From The Gallery

Colorful coat from the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection that Karl Lagerfeld presented as a youthful mash-up of desirables of Chanel Shopping Centre in the Grand Palais!

Winter colored and Art Deco geo printed dress from Prada Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.

Beige coat, bag and even high heels with abstract decoration in gentle faded brushstrokes from Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection by brilliant Christopher Bailey.

There is no season, no collection that is not somewhat influenced from fine arts! As 1960’s and 1970’s trends are always coming back to the runways, then this fall, designers are directly using graphics and elements such as brushstrokes and cutouts as decorative elements and patterns for their collections! It is a creative and fun way to add some color to AW trends!


Abstract prints with art influence on an elegant and simple evening gown worn with beautiful pink pumps from Carven Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.

Layered scholar style outfit with artsy patterns from Fendi Fall 2014 RTW collection.

Beautiful two-piece with a mix of artful references worn with glittery tiptoe boots from Osman Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 RTW collection.


Did you get inspired? Looking to add a little more diversity into your wardrobe in the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015?

Comment below for feedback and to share your ideas with us!

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By | 2017-06-13T20:30:40+02:00 August 14th, 2014|Style|

About the Author:

A fashion photographer from Estonia who is taking BA degree studies in Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom. Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Fashion and photography have always been a great passion of mine, which is why, after a short period of art and photography studies in Odder, Denmark, I decided to commit myself to a BA degree in fashion photography to grow as an artist, improve the technical skills and deeply understand the behind the scene of fashion industry. Curious and adventurous personality allows me to explore fashion photography from different angles. I enjoy working in the studio and outdoors, creating a different narrative and look each time. Until now, I also styled and directed on hair and make-up on the shoots. The outcome is always edited and retouched by me. I am also interested in graphic design and take a great pleasure combining these two fields that are so strongly connected. Some of my work can be seen on