Autumn In the pink: Buy Now, Wear Now.

For people who work in fashion, there’s often a feeling of seasonal displacement. For months now I’ve been scrupulously studying the A/W13 collections, not to mention the 2014 Resort trends. Thinking so far ahead can leave one in a strange style limbo; when you’re pre-occupied with what’s coming you tend to miss what’s going on in the moment (this statement is true to many of life’s situations, but for now I’ll stick to fashion).

 

The good news is that fashion is an ever-changing creature, and these days seasonally effected confusion is less of a problem. The pre and resort collections have blurred the boundaries of the seasons; it’s no longer as cut and dried as ‘Spring’ and ‘Autumn’. Also the proliferation of online super boutiques like Net-a-Porter  means that fashion no longer belongs to Paris, London, Milan and New York. Now stylish people the world over have access fashionable clothes, regardless of their local climate conditions.

Celine A/W13. Photo courtesy of Style.com
Celine A/W13. Photo courtesy of Style.com

In order to meet this global demand designers are creating collections that cater for customers for whom the meteorological concerns of the northern hemisphere don’t necessarily apply.  The upshot of the season blend is that it’s possible to be ahead of the game, no matter the weather. A lot of the trends that are coming up for autumn look just as great in summer as they will when the temperature drops.  One of the biggest colours for fall is pink; as delightful in the sun as in the shade. Simone Rocha, Carven, Louis Vuitton, Celine and Jonathan Saunders – to name but a few – referenced rosy hues in their collections.  From palest nude to deepest magenta, pink dominated the fall runways. Get in on the action early on the trend and  look peachy at summer parties, then pair with dove grey, camel and black for a soft, winter look.

Simone Rocha Wafer-mesh dress £695 from Net-a-Porter
Simone Rocha
Wafer-mesh dress
£695 from Net-a-Porter
Adrianne Dress £95.00 from Whistles
Adrianne Dress
£95.00 from Whistles
Red Valentino pink A-Line coat £535.00 from My-Wardrobe.com
Red Valentino
pink A-Line coat
£535.00 from My-Wardrobe.com
CHESTER Tassel Loafer £155.00 from Russell and Bromley
CHESTER
Tassel Loafer
£155.00 from Russell and Bromley
Halter neck origami dress £130 from Topshop
Halter neck origami dress £130 from Topshop
Cashmere Tippi sweater £162.2 from J.Crew
Cashmere Tippi sweater £162.2 from J.Crew