Trend Report from the David Jones Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion Show

| 7 February , 2013 | 1 Reply

David Jones Brand Ambassadors Miranda Kerr, Jessica Gomes, Samantha Harris and Jason Dundas hit the catwalk last night (February 6th) for the launch of the Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion show on Level Seven at the David Jones flagship store in Elizabeth Street, Sydney.


Celebrating 175 years, the key trends David Jones are presented this Autumn/Winter season include:

RIVE GAUCHE: Inspired by French dressing this trend sees hourglass silhouettes and ladylike chic prevails in the form of immaculately tailored separates, coloured lace ensembles and nubbly tweeds, meantime the shapely peplum brings fizz to otherwise classically streamlined ensembles. To further expand on the mood, we see a delightfully sweet palette of macaroon tones including spearmint, lemon, berry and coral.

GOLDEN AGE: Tapping into the fashions inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s dazzling epic, The Great Gatsby, the reimagined hedonism of Daisy Buchanan’s 1920s jazz era, sees a sparkling champagne palette of rose, blush, silver and gold as well as flapper-inspired looks with lavish beading in Deco-style appliques take prominence as do romantic drop-waisted dresses in liquid satins, matched with crystalbedecked heels and compact clutches trimmed in feathers and jewels.

CITY BREAK: Elegant suits and perfectly-matched prints that are tailored, grown up and meant for staying in the city. Sixties sweet gets a modern jolt via glossy textures and up-to-the-minute accessories that come together with an overall polished flair and the mood is very much understated yet not underdressed. To take a cue from the city ingénue, with these winter musts: swinging boxy coats, Peter Pan collars, pop-coloured trousers and dropped-hem dresses alongside a vibrant palette of modern brights, including tangerine, cobalt, peacock and magenta.

FREE SPIRIT: Dashing off to a health spa is so on-trend right now but if you’re not doing that you can still dress as though you are.  The key to nailing the look is nostalgic denims in inky shades, adventuresome boho capes and reinvented Aztec prints. Also in the mix, a deft contrast of breezy proportions, fringing or loopy knitted textures and raw suedes grounded in earth tones such as mocha, sand and ivory, highlighted with hits of cranberry, jade green, marmalade orange and indigo blue.

COLOUR WATCH: Peacock Greens is the colour to covet this season.  It’s no longer a fashion faux pa that blue and green should never been seen. Jewel-like tones such as Emerald, deep Amethyst and Sapphire blue are worked in some of the most intriguing combinations right now and turn up the colour volume dial.

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The following trends are also on the hit list:

Printastic: The gallery girl; she’s smart, successful and wears her art on her sleeve, quite literally, in an eye-popping array of vivid colours and patterns. By day, you’ll likely find her dressed in a kaleidoscopic-print by one of the bold colourists that are so influencing the runway right now. By night, it’s all about excess with creative, oftentimes haphazard, layering made all the more alluring when teamed with unmissable and offbeat accessories. More is more, this risk-taking girl breaks all the rules to make the look her own.

Pyjama Party: Here is the secret: to fully embrace the current pyjama trend one must channel a deliberately casual just-hopped-out-of-bed vibe whilst simultaneously understanding that the pyjamas themselves have to be primped, the accessories must be considered. In other words, sleek satin bed shirts are perfectly acceptable by day if accompanied by heels, a slick of lipstick and a pedigree bag (yes, ironically, it’s an ‘undone’ trend, but you must look  ‘done’ to pull it off). If that all sounds too tricky, relax – you are guaranteed to feel at ease in the season’s casual style of wide-legged trousers and you might even get away with wearing them to work. Although, jacket required.

Rock Chic: Winter is the perfect time to indulge in the rock-chic trend, with one rule to follow – keep it black. Be it great leather, lace, sequins or studs this is trend best kept slim and tailored with ankle grazing pants and narrow blazers. Accessories are a great way to try this trend with studded biker boots, wayfarers and cuffs by acting as a great way to toughen up your look.

Military: Military greens are a versatile part of any winter wardrobe. Anoraks make for the perfect trans-seasonal coat and the colour is always a welcome change from black. Staple, J-Brand and Equipment are among the brands who do it best.

Animal Instincts: Leopard print is forever so invest in accessories to lift any look and add an element of polish. From leather totes to pony-hair loafers, this trend works best mixed with back or neutral palettes.

Check out the show highlights video:

In case you missed it, you can see the first look at Miranda Kerr on the catwalk here and the Red Carpet Arrivals here.

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