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2013 Fashion: Year in Review

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Emerald green was named by Pantone as the color of the year and variations of that color were well represented on the runways.

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The collections of women's pants Spring Summer 2013 were ruled by femininity. Pants designs showed futuristic and retro, original texture of fabrics, bright colors and prints. The most notable styles of trousers were straight and skinny, wide trousers and those made of transparent materials.

Other spring/summer trends:

Split skirt


Transparent fabrics

Midriff tops


Power Suits

Big bold stripes

Women summer trousers made of lace translucent materials became a hot trend of the season. Designers used lace and woven fabric, embroidered chiffon, and deftly knocked-out skin.

Very popular were white summer pants, bright neon shades and trendy colors of the season: bright red, the color of peon and pink daisy, orange, lemon, emerald green, azure, blue and flesh.

Among the most relevant prints were floral, animal and graphic designs, some designers used the fabric with the transition of colors into the print.

Sheer was another one of the major trends this year. This trend was fun and flirty and easily made professional when it was done in a classy and subtle way.


Theme Influencing Fall Fashion 2013

The predominant themes that emerged for 2013 fall fashion included the Renaissance, Dark Romance, Nature and Futuristic themes:

Metallic accents



Keeping in line with the Dark Romance and Renaissance themes, dark colored fabrics of varying materials like satin, taffeta, chiffon and elements like fine print, embroidery, mesh and baroque which emphasize creativity with an undertone of romance.

The androgynous body suits trends from fall 2013 have been toned with florals, sheer, lighter colors and patterns to produce a relaxed silhouette and a more feminine effect.


Dazzling blue was named the 2014 color of Spring and Radiant orchid the 2014 color of the year by Pantone.

Art-inspired, a tribal calling and high shine are some of the trends to look out for in Spring/Summer 2014.

Other trends to look for:

Streams of color

Paint splashes



Happy New Year!



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