Top Trends: Winter ’13-14

From skirt lengths to what patterns to invest in – FAULT‘s got you covered…

With winter fast approaching, it’s time again to bust out your coats and scarves and prepare to bundle up. But every girl knows that wearing the same winter outfit every cold day out is sure to get really drab, really quick. This year’s autumn and winter trends delve a bit into the unexplored for winter, so for those looking to do a little shopping, here’s a list of winter trends to look out for this season.

Knitwear by Zoe Jordan in our 'Rebel Lady' editorial for FAULT Issue 16, shot by Christine Kreiselmaier and styled by Hannah Beck
Knitwear by Zoe Jordan in our ‘Rebel Lady’ editorial for FAULT Issue 16, shot by Christine Kreiselmaier and styled by Hannah Beck

Knitwear
Last month, in a show organized by the Council of Irish Fashion Designers, it seemed like more and more emerging designers were opting for a knitted look with their winter pieces. Lisa Shawgi showed off her knitted dresses and capes, while Heather Finn kept her knitwear vibrant and alive with colour. You can’t really blame them either – knitwear adds a nice, soft, comfortable element to an otherwise cold and hard outfit.

Coats
A new coat has always been one of the better winter style investments, and 2013 is no exception. Various pre-eminent fashion publications claim that the trend is now leaning towards pink coats, evidenced by how quickly the pink Marks and Spencer oversized duster sold out when it was announced a few months ago. Many designers seem to be drenching the autumn/winter 2013-2014 collections in pale pinks and deep rosy hues.

Pink coat by Moschino in 'Concrete Jungle', shot by Enrique Vega and styled by Karin Elgai exclusively for FAULT Issue 16
Pink coat by Moschino in ‘Concrete Jungle’, shot by Enrique Vega and styled by Karin Elgai exclusively for FAULT Issue 16

Floral Skirts
Another emerging trend this season is the use of floral patterns in darker hues. Knee-length and calf-length skirts are also in fashion now, coloured in burnt oranges, reds, and blacks. Silk and chiffon skirts that billow in the wind can be seen adorning models this season, often matched with a snug sweater. Top designers like Bottega Veneta, Nina Ricci and Ralph Lauren are all cashing in on this trend.

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