Tag Archives | AW13

Vogue-Italia-October-2013 Knitting

Feminine 40’s knits

A quick little post today from the magazines. I haven’t done this for a while but I wanted to share these photos for a couple of reasons. Firstly, how snuggly does the knitwear look? So soft and warm. But also I am a huge fan of vintage 40’s fashion. I love these outfits from Vogue […]

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A way of doing a different check and tartan for knitting. AW13 trends for knits.

Checks for Winter 2013

Winter is coming! Yay…… well I know it means it’s getting colder but for knitters, winter is so full of knitting  goodness that I think all knitters have a little happiness when Winter or at leat Autumn or fall if you are American is coming. Go on admit it, you love a bit of cold […]

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Vogue-Italia-August-2013

Vintage Update for AW13

If you are following along with the Design and Trends area on our Resources Page, you’ll know about the sophisticated hoarder [click here to go to the theme page] theme. It’s a confusing trend, unless like me you have spent time around the Spitalfields Market area of East London [ as in London England ]. […]

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Harpers Bazaar UK May 2013 Florals

More Flower Power

So the main trend for Summer 2014 are florals…… really that’s it. The power of flower motifs and colours will be all over everything with embroideries, prints, buttons, details, in all types of colours and styles. The key for SS14 will be light and summery but closer to home, AW13 will be more regal with […]

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Nina Ricci knit gloves AW13

Glove Inspiration

So I’ve been focusing on gloves for a week or so and my journey to get behind these unusual and somewhat scary accessories for knitting has turned out to be something wonderful. But I shouldn’t ignore the wealth of inspiration that made me eventually take the plunge. For AW in any year, gloves are a […]

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AW13 Purple colour Jean Paul Gaultier

Purple is the colour…..

For AW13, all shades of purple were spread throughout the catwalks. It is definitely one of the key colours to be looking at for design developments from bright, red based pure purples through CMYK traditional bright purples and down to blue based plum based dusky purples. All shades are acceptable as long as it’s a […]

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Floral AW13 Moschino

Floral Trends are so in right now…..

For AW13 and SS14 the focus is definitely on florals. The biggest theme for both seasons are anything leafy, cute, vined or bloom based. For now let’s focus on AW13. Concentrate on deeper colours with a more vibrant theme. More tropical and lavish flowers are popular for winter 2013 with large leafy flowers, an emphasis […]

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AW13 Joseph

Animal Prints….. Still here!!!

Last year, I launched the first community book based around colour work and motifs for trends. Last year was Animal Prints, mainly due to loads of trend research and was timed to be released because of the AW12 trends, but the most surprising thing was the length of time this has continued. Can you believe that this […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Sophisticated Hoarder

For those of you unfamiliar with an area of East London called Shoreditch, this trend may be a little alien to you. As a fully engulfed Londener I’m loving that this trend is now covering AW13.   To gain the basics, Shoreditch is home to some of the best craft, fashion and  vintage shops in […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Gothically Sensitive

A dark trend sweeps the catwalks for AW13. This trend pulls it’s inspiration from the theme of ‘Gothic’, taking parts of romanticism, architecture and disturbing nightmarish figures. The colours are simple in shades of black as a main, grey, navy and ‘almost black’ purples and greens. Other than the colour palette, all other rules are […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Dandy Man

AW13 ‘Dandy’ is a term referring to men who were rather extravagant in their dress across the years. Still moving with fashion and dressing with a masculine basis, these men would somewhat feminise their clothes with oversized accessories, sometimes ornate, feathers and trims that were popular at the time. Well then came the 40’s and […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Pop Art

AW13 An eclectic mix of colours and texture, bringing in the theme of Pop Art. There are no holds barred here. Graphics are a very strong theme throughout through single motifs, tessellated repeats, strong graphical shapes or more regular themes such as animal prints or florals being used in bold ways or with random colours. […]

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