I know, we are still in the summer mode, at least above the equator and we are already thinking of the next autumn, in fact the fashion industry thinks of each season a year in advance to prepare the markets and to assure orders-deliveries to stores happen on time.
2014 Fall colors are warm, toned down and very wearable, I like the colors choices. Only Radiant Orchid from past spring will stay in the fall 2014.
(Photo above: Pantone Banner)
The new red called Aurora Red has a rich jewel tone and the Sangria has all the flavors of the wine. There is always a desire for red in every collection and certainly not because the world is grey. Red fits just about any skin tone and bring energy to our look. Everyone should have at least one red piece in the wardrobe.
There is still a lot of flowery prints dancing around and Bohemian style is lingering, but the military style of Donatella Versace is coming in strongly along with ethnic prints of Stella Jeans.
Ever since I can remember, the world has had outburst of wars here and there. Often they affect the fashion industries, which changes horrible moments in our history in playful uniforms to wear every day.
As far as ethnic prints, we can combine patterns with patterns with contrasting colors and designs without feeling we have missed the mirror, in other words, in the past we would have carefully matched solid colors with patterns. Now, we have the permission to wear colorful patterns against more colorful patterns. Do you feel comfortable with that and do you know how to do it?
Missoni created his collection with color block. Love the Misted Yellow he used over ribbed light sweaters or ribbed leggings.
Furs, I hope they are eco-furs, are showing up as overlays on jackets and coats, or as light jackets and coats. I love the colors as well.
This Fall we will feel cozy with abandon, preppy and Bohemian, feminine and masculine, vintage inspiration with new current affairs can dress us creatively. Fashion contradictions or freedom to get dressed the way we want? Ciao,
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Valentina Cirasola is a trained Fashion and Interior Designer, working in the USA and Europe. Born in Italy in a family of artists, style surrounded her since the beginning of her life. Her many years of experience led her to offer consultations in both specializations and now she can remodel homes as well as personal images. To better help people in the world she offers consultations online and in-person. She is the author of three books. Get your copy of Valentina’s book on colors: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors available on