Trends Fall/Winter 2013-14


 Sketch by Beatrice Brandini

Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim A/I 2013-14

The sales are now archived. Now you think about what we wear next season. Which will be the most anspire or dreamed garments and accessories, which trends is more representative for the next Fall/Winter.

I have identified the strongest ones, and select the outfits that I personally have seemed the most beautiful, elegant and easy to wear. Underline the source and low cost  “revisiting”. Finally one  sketch for every mood, such as personal interpretation.

The macro trends are:

GENTILE BON TON, geometry, bias, polka dots and flowers, but also very black and white (a “refuge” in the fifty, a trend that wants to be positive and romantic, in a historical moment that just has very little romantic).

Schermata 2013-07-30 alle 17.33.21    Bon Ton

Fifty vintage photo                   Sketch Beatrice Brandini “Gentile Bon Ton”mood

Proenza Schouler    Christian Dior

Proenza Schouler                                     Dior



Emporio Armani - Runway - MFW F/W 2013

Emporio Armani

Dior 3


H&M 49,95   H&M gonna 39,95   Zara abito49,95 euro

H&M Abito 49,95                                                      H&M Gonna 39,95              Zara Abito 49,95

MIX 80, a trend influenced by the music, the main color is the electric blue and a mix of patterns (see retrospective “David Bowie is” to Victoria and Albert Museum in London).

album-cover-shoot-for-aladdin-sane-1973-photograph-by-brian-duffy--duffy-archive-140027_0x410    Mix 80

David Bowie                                                                               Sketch Beatrice Brandini “Mix ’80” mood

Alberta Ferretti   etro   Fendi 2   Kenzo

Alberta Ferretti                                       Etro                                                             Fendi                                                     Kenzo

Zara gonna 39,95   Zara tuta 69,95   H&M Abito 14,95

Zara Gonna 39,95                                               Zara Tuta 69,95                                                   H&M Abito jersey 14,95

FETISH GOTHIC BLACK, black total (evergreen!), with cuts and materials (especially leather) that underline the body (see exhibition in Rome of Helmut Newton, see the worldwide success of “50 shades of gray”).

LTVs-Splash-Calendar-2011-by-Tejal-Patni-02    Black Gothic Fetish

Tejal Patni per Slash                                                             Sketch Beatrice Brandini “Fetish Gothic Black” mood

Balmain   Gucci   Versace   Burberry Prorsum

Balmain                                                    Gucci                                                          Versace                                                Burberry Prorsum

H&M   Zara abito 69,95   Zara abito particolare 69,95      Mango abito 69,99

H&M Abito                      Zara Abito 69,95                                             Particolare schiena                                  Mango Abito 69,99

NEW GRUNGE a real mix and match with large volumes, Tartan, triumph of knitwear  with handmade  aspect (reflection of the new social problems, as had happened in the late 80’s, incredibly “rediscovered” by Dior or Vuitton, two of the most sophisticated and historical brands of the world).

Pearl Jam    New Grunge

Pearl Jam                                                                                 Sketch Beatrice Brandini “New Grunge” mood

Saint Laurent   Vuitton   Acqua   Givenchy

Saint Laurent                                          Louis Vuitton                                           N.21                                                         Givenchy

Zara Camicia 39,95   Zara cappotto 119 euro   Mango top 29,99

Zara Camicia 39,95                                             Zara Cappotto 119,00                                           Mango Top 29,99

NEW CAMOUFLAGE less military and masculine to rediscover almost couture.

200px-Andywarhol    Camouflage

Andy Warhol                                         Sketch Beatrice Brandini “New Camouflage” mood

Fendi   Phillip Lim   Guy Laroche   Christopher Kane

Fendi                                                         Phillip Lim                                               Guy Laroche                                        Christopher Kane

Zara abito 49,95   Zara   Mango Cardigan 39,99

Zara Abito 49,95                                                                                                                               Mango Cardigan 39,99

I believe that fashion, with its beautiful proposals, however, is always the true witness and photograph of the time. The trends just mentioned are not random, with an accurate look  you’ll understand more deeply what it want to say.


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