Style preview: Spring 2014

A recap from Vancouver Fashion Week. All photos by Michelle Morton.

A recap from Vancouver Fashion Week and a look towards spring.

Designers and style lovers from across the globe filled the Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre for Vancouver Fashion Week this September, anticipating 2014 Spring/Summer trends.

Last season, men’s fashion saw many prints, bold colours, and eccentric accessories with cross-body bags and retro sunglasses.

Next year has a bit more edge.

2HB Photo by Michelle Morton

2HB

Inspired by early 90’s grunge (picture listening to Nirvana on repeat), many of the garments’ structure stayed the same, with a twist on prints and details to make a statement.

In the spring of 2014, bold colours fill the palette with deep reds, dark blues, black, vintage tie-dye prints, and plaid. Edgy details to rock are leather, or metal pieces such as cuff links and tie clips to bring the look together.

Gentlemen, do not think this look is an opportunity to be lazy with style. The sexy hairstyle you have been rocking balances the grunge look with a polished finish to keep you cool in the sunshine.

HongKiyoung Photo by Michelle Morton

HongKiyoung

Captivated by a variety of textures with sheer and structured pastel-coloured pieces, women’s Spring/Summer ’14 looks to be a daring season.

Every year we see classic florals and lace. That said, spring will have the same essence, but with an edge – baring a little more skin with a lady-like approach.

LillaCsefalvay Photo by Michelle Morton

LillaCsefalvay

Sheer silhouettes are stunning on women: complimentary with class by not showing too much.  It felt as though many of the designs were pulled off centre stage of the ballet and brought to Vancouver’s catwalk, which made it difficult not to fall in love with the previewed trends.

The collection takes feminine to the next level with the new palette of lighter tones and darker shades, and a mix of prints that oozes chic.

KamillaGawronska

KamillaGawronska

A beautiful way to style these looks would be with a messy bun and costume jewelry, adding a personal touch of character.

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