Fall 2014: Modern Innovation

//Fall 2014: Modern Innovation

As often stated, fashion is all about having imagination and being able to keep up with the constant changes! But also, it is to look back to learn from what has already been done in the fashion scene and seek for inspiration from any other area from the past. There is often trends that come back and certain elements from different eras from the history of fashion that have directly influenced both the catwalks and the streets! The question is how to find the balance between retro and modern!

The main idea when using visual culture as secondary research from the past to create something unique and exciting is to take it through some transformation and adapt it to the current fashion scene! That is why there is no season where designers don’t strike with unique and modern ideas through their collections! Fall 2014 catwalks were absolutely bursting with transformed materials, cuts, embellishments, prints and patterns used for their creation. Feeling innovative and looking to add a little different touch to your style this fall?

Here is Estilo-Tendances guide on how to adapt modern and fresh mood from the Fall 2014 catwalks to your style!

#1 Decorated With Embellishments

Gorgeous burst of embellishments on Mary Katrantzou Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!

Fall 2014 is all about embellishments on dresses, sweaters and even coats. More the better! It’s a great way of mixing different trends on simple autumn/winter clothing!

Modern two piece with striking colors and fabrics from Iceberg Fall 2014 RTW runway!

Golden embellishments on black dress worn over trousers from Chloe Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!


#2 Metallic

Lisa Perry AW 2014 RTW

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Silver oversized dress from Lisa Perry Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!

Metallic is the absolute winner in modern fashion! Past few years the trend has stunned the fashion lovers in so many ways – it is perfect on every piece, adds the modern and classy touch to the outfit and can be mixed with any other trend!

Metallic piece with a modern and bold cut from Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!

Silver dress with pleated fabric and sequins from Mary Katrantzou Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!

#3 Postapocalyptic

Postapocalyptic garments for wearing on urban streets is the new and unique trend that surprised quietly the catwalks this fall! Try leather outwear, goggles, statement fashion-forward footwear, hooded jackets and patched jeans!

Post-apocalyptic pure white outfit by Gareth Pugh!

#4 Monochrome

Monochrome mixed with bright blue from BCBG Max Azria Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Bora Aksu AW 2014 RTW

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Monochrome colors mixd with see-through fabric and leather from Bora Aksu Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW runway!

Monochrome is both modern and retro trend that is on every catwalk! it never let’s the designer down – so simple, yet so versatile! Perfect option when choosing to wear simple colors with a modern touch!

Metallic monochrome and modern patterns from Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!

Monochrome on see-through dress and wellies from Gabriela Colangelo Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Crazy prints in monochrome colors worn with matching bag and glasses from Karen Walker Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Manchester School of Art graduate 2014 RTW

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Monchrome mixed with metallic on Manchester School of Art fashion event!

#5 Leather

Fur mixed with leather and sporty on DKNY Fall 2014 RTW runway!

Leather is such a versatile fabric – suits with any other trend, color, print and pattern! Try it when choosing to give a little innovative touch to your style!

All leather outfit worn with colorful sneakers from Chanel Fall 2014 RTW collection!


#6 Bright Colors

Moschino AW 2014

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Animation prints mixed with stripes and bright colors on Moschino Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW catwalk!

Manish Arora Fall 2014 RTW

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Floal trend mixed with sporty on Manish Arora Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW runway!

Even though it is autumn/winter season that is coming up, bright colors and crazy prints were making the statement on the catwalks! Fashion is about being creative and unique, which is exactly what colors and modern prints allow us to do!

Different colors, fabrics and trends mixed on Giles Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!

Prints and patterns in bright and bold colors from Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Chalayan AW 2014 RTW

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Dress with bursting colors and simple patterns from Chalayan Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!

Bright colors and patterns on fur coat worn with plain skirt on Altuzarra Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!

#7 Texture Transformation

Pure white fur coat with see-through fabric on Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 RTW runway!

Interesting modern touch on a coat from Alexander Wang Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Fashion is developing as any other area in time! Transforming fabrics and playing around with different cuts and materials are a must this fall!

Fabric transformation from Balenciaga Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Daring dress in modern cut from Christopher Kane Fall 2014 RTW collection!

#8 Cut Fabric

Mix of prints, patterns, cutout fabric, fur and metallic on Nonoo Fall 2014 RTW runway!

It is soon awfully chilly out, but since fashion is not supposed to be comfortable, then cutout fabric suits perfectly on the catwalks of Fall 2014!

Gorgeous modern black dress by David Koma Fall 201 RTW!

#9 Digital Printing

Manish Arora AW 2014

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Beautiful digital prints on Manish Arora Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW catwalk!

The new trend that so many designers follow this fall dissolves any limitations on using prints in the collections! It is visual culture that is being used innovative way in fashion!

Holly Fulton AW 2014

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Pastel colors, pure white and prints mixed on Holly Fulton Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW runway!

Alessa AW 2014 RTW


Black and white prints from Alessa Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!


#10 Patterns

Mixture of modern prints, patterns and use of color from Libertine Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Polka dots on Emilio de la Morena Fall 2014 RTW runway!

Patterns and geometrics are often coming back to the catwalks and on the streets influenced by trends from the past! The idea is to add a modern touch every season!

Pastel colored plaid coat from Delpozo Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Modern patterns on Carolina Herrera Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!

#11 Bags

Three bag trend from Balenciaga Fall 2014 RTW catwalk!

As Andy Warhol was using everyday items as his inspiration, then this fall many designers did the same! Prints of results from a secondary research were often seen on bags! Dare to make a statement with a bag? How about three at the time?

Anya Hindmarch Fall 2014 RTW 2

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Ariel print on a bag from Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!

Anya Hindmarch Fall 2014 RTW 2

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Corn flakes package print on a bag from Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!

#12 Shoes

Modern ankle boots from Miu Miu Fall 2014 RTW collection!

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014 RTW

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Post-apocalyptic trend boots from Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!

Every season brings a whole new trend for shoes that is following of what is influencing the clothing, but often only standing on their own! Dare to make a modern statement with your boots this fall?

Balmain Fall 2014 RTW

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Modern gladiator ankle boots from Balmain Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!

Alexander McQueen 2014 Fall RTW

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Glittery embellished boots from Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!


Feeling innovative this fall and looking to add a modern touch to your style? Did this article help you with some ideas on how to?

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By | 2021-06-01T11:46:07+02:00 August 22nd, 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 http://merlepraakliphotography.foliohd.com/all