With autumn drawing near, I thought it would be a good idea to select my favourite AW13 trends. Here's a few words on the colour that dominated the catwalks.
I’ve always associated the colour pink with spring or summer. For me it’s reminiscent of pink lemonade, ice lollies and blossom trees. Yet the pinks used in many collections for AW13 challenged my initial conceptions and prove pink to be fitting for next season too. There is, however, a prominent difference between S/S and A/W pinks. Rather than solid pastels or popping brights, next seasons collections offer dusty and warm tones, fully encapsulating an air of femininity.
Shows such as Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Lanvin all featured the soft rose palatte whilst all managing to take a very different path on presenting the colour. Because of the changing temperature from autumn to winter, the designers are able to experiment with a large array of fabric, giving almost identical hues a completely different quality. The bubblegum PVC skirt from Roksanda Ilincic glistens and presents a sleek 50s party girl look, whilst Sonia Rykiel’s tailored wool/tweed jackets show that soft and sweet pink can also present a strong and chic look.