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Autumn/Winter 2014 Trends And Tribes

One of my personal favorite things is to see how each designer tells a story about their woman season after season. Where is she going? What is her mission? Will she be going to work in the city or lounging about in a coffee shop with friends? Is she a mother, a leader, an associate, an artist, an athlete, a minimalist, a romantic? Or is she all of the above? Designers empower women. For some obscure reason, every season we see similar ideas, trends, color schemes, and designs from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. One might ask how does such a strange phenomenon happen every season? Do the designers secretly have a conference with one another and decide what will make them money with the coming season? With a dedicated amount of time and thought, I’ve compiled images (courtesy of style.com) that display the similar yet very different clans, trends, and designs of this coming season. Many houses catered to different types of customer all within one collection:  women who love glitter, women of the future, women of the past(mainly the 60’s and some from the Edwardian era), women who are rebels, women who portray themselves as an illusion of stripes, women who wear profuse amounts of blue and green, women who wish to remain cozy. This season, women were empowered as game changers in their environment by the designers.

Ladies Who Wear Illusions


Bottega Veneta by Thomas Maier


Acne Studios

alexander wang 2

Alexander Wang


Giorgio Armani


Balenciaga by Alexander Wang

bottega veneta

Bottega Veneta by Thomas Maier


Hussein Chalayan


Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

christopher kane

Christopher Kane

creatures of the wind 2

Creatures of The Wind by Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters


Dries Van Noten

giambattista valli

Giambattista Valli



issey miyake

Issey Miyake


Kenzo by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon




Blumarine by Anna Molinari

proenza schouler

Proenza Schouler by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

rick owens

Rick Owens

stella mccartney

Stella McCartney

thom browne

Thom Browne



Out of every trend this season, the use of line and illusion was the most used. I couldn’t stop smiling because with many designers, this was a reoccurring theme within the collection and I pose my previous stated question: how do the same trends and ideas pop up within many collections? Lines in a profound print, lines as a layered textile, pin stripes that are blurred and fade into a gradual gradients, herringbone print etched or quilted into the fabric, immense and bold graphics that evolve into a line, or simple lines that fall into an illusion, and more were imprinted into the minds of some of the most influential creatives. Do expect to see this trickle down into H&M, and Zara or Top Shop. With a trend that was spearheaded this big, the fast fashion businesses will take advantage of such a huge idea. I love that you get lost while looking into the lines and on some, your eyes begin to hurt. Simply brilliant!

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Céline oh, Céline

Spring’s a comin’. And with Spring representing the aesthetic of rebirth and brightness, I thought I would write about dear Phoebe Philo(creative director of Céline, and known for her work at Chloé). She has the “less is more” feeling with all of her collections, and she shows it with amazing finesse! Now she has only been working at Céline for around four years or so. But within those four years… she has begun an empire not only in France, but in many more countries like the UK, Italy, the States, and probably many more! This year for her Spring 2011 she brings forth her army of monotone duotone models. Handbags that are perfectly simple. Heels that have a slight straw feel with metallic chains on the toes. Oh, and I love the color palette… a lot of white and bright bold-ish colors. Lovin’ the composition of blue/browns and her white/oranges. She even joined the rising bandwagon of stripes and Bohemian prints, and truly made it her own.

     Céline has indeed has had a lot of master artists walk through its halls (headquartered in Paris). I would say that Phoebe Philo is the most treasured among them though. She has made the brand a complete hit with her ingenious accessorie ideas. She is also really well known for her legacy at Chloé, for working under Stella McCartney and working her way up to the top with a dynamic aesthetic. Well known for her gift at what accessories are in and out… she brought back and created ingenious ideas like high waisted jeans or handbags that made a persons heart melt. Philo is actually also pretty defined as designer. She is a vegetarian, refuses to work with fur, but she gives an exception to leather. HAHA! Love it! She actually left Chloé to have more time with family, and I give her some props for such a bold move. She was named British Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2010. I someday hope to attend those… just sayin’. So to sum up all of her work past, present, and future: Philo is doing a stunning and brilliant job. With only working for Céline for few years… she (like I mentioned) has created an empire of ready-to-wear yet extreme fashion forward clothes. I just find it stunning that one talented woman can do all of this in a span of 4 years.   






Here is the one and only website: http://www.celine.com/

And or those of you that read this… I owe you all a thank you! It really does mean alot….

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