2013 Spring/Summer Fashion & Colour Trends

At last spring is almost, less than a week away, (touch wood) here.  Well, only technically.  1st of September is officially the start of Spring Season in South Africa, but in Cape Town, according to me, it only really starts closer to mid-October.

Cape Town Fashion Week was about 2 weeks ago, therefore I’ve decided to do some research on all things ‘hot’ this upcoming spring/summer season by looking at local and international catwalks for inspiration and ‘guidance’.

This is what I’ve concluded:

White on white, black & white outfit & colour combos as well as black and white with a pop of colour.Top-3-Fashion-Trends-For-Women-Spring-2013bcbg-spring-2013-black-and-white

Bold geometric print, especially in black & white.02-black-and-white-w724 ss_2013_trends_black_and_white-estilotendances

Bold stripes & print.spring-2013-trends-indian-inspired-textiles-prints-marc-jacobs-altuzarra-tory-burch 05-bold-stripes-w724

Bermuda shorts & short suits.08-shorts-suits-w724 01-bermuda-shorts-w724

Luxe leather and other ‘interesting’ textures.06-leather-w724J-Mendel-Runway-Fashion-Week-Fall-2013-Photos

Delicate beading, embellishment, fabric & design…think India, Middle-East & Russia.07-beading-w724marchesa-spring-2013-collection-pictures

Sporty & skater inspired dressesPictures-Review-Richard-Chai-Love-Spring-Summer-New-York-Fashion-Week-Runway-Show 09-sporty-dresses-w724

Holographic & metallics.burberry-spring-summer-2013-collection-l-sttre6 Blumarine-RTW-FW2012-silver-metallic-tgifguide1

Cut-outs.cutout-sp2013-mainCushnie et Ochs 2013 runway spring black cutout dress style

Statement Sunnies.04-statement-sunglasses-w724Photo edited with http://www.tuxpi.com

 2013 Spring/Summer Fashion Colour Trends

According to Pantone, Emerald is a must have colour this season.


(Image from: http://meccinteriors.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/spring2013vshome2013.png)


(Image from: http://thesevenology.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Pantone-2013-Spring-Color-Report2.jpg)

In a follow-up post I will discuss how to incorporate these trends into your cupboard and seasonal fashion buys.

(Runway pics from Google Images & http://www.glamour.com/fashion/2012/09/spring-2013-most-wearable-fashion-trends)