Shemayne Yarde looks at the trends which are taking the current season by storm. 

In the coming days I will be having a look at what appear to be the top 5 trends of the SS13 season thus far. Designers are presenting an array of patterns and colours varying from striking bold and colourful prints to monochrome ones, and the good news is that stripes are back! During our very own London Fashion Week in September we saw them make a return to the runway. They weren’t the usual thin stripes but thick, brazen ones. PPQ’s collection ‘Fiasco Tech’ showcased these pieces with big hats and sunglasses which oozed French Riviera greatness.


Paris Fashion Week also confirmed that stripes are in this season. Marc Jacobs, one of the most talked about designers this season, showcased both horizontal and vertical designs in a limited palette of black and white. He also makes bold statements by pairing striped pieces with contrasting chequered designs and shapes. The whole collection shows strong 60s influences, harking specifically back to the classic French fashion movie, ‘Qui êtes vous Polly Maggoo?’ and its own monochrome stripes.

All images Marc Jacobs SS13


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