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!
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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!
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!
Monochrome mixed with bright blue from BCBG Max Azria Fall 2014 RTW collection!
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!
Monchrome mixed with metallic on Manchester School of Art fashion event!
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!
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#6 Bright Colors
Animation prints mixed with stripes and bright colors on Moschino Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW catwalk!
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!
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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
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!
Pastel colors, pure white and prints mixed on Holly Fulton Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW runway!
Black and white prints from Alessa Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!
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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!
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?
Ariel print on a bag from Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!
Corn flakes package print on a bag from Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!
Modern ankle boots from Miu Miu Fall 2014 RTW collection!
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?
Modern gladiator ankle boots from Balmain Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!
Glittery embellished boots from Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2014-15 RTW collection!
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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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