WGSN Announces Fall 2013 Womenswear Forecasts
"This runway season we expect to see a reinterpretation and continuation of some key trends from the spring season, such as the 1960's mod classics, 90's grunge, and overall androgynous dressing," said Jaclyn Jones, US Womenswear Editor. "The color palettes, print and pattern, and key details will define and differentiate the season."
WGSN expects to see several key item trends on this year's runways including:
- Sweatshirts: The new staple top, with four distinctions: all-over printed, feminine, collegiate, and big animal graphics
- Pleated mini-skirts: An expansion of the classic straight mini skirt, the pleated mini references the collegiate school girl
- Ultra wide-leg trousers: Pants will have a new sense of maximum volume contrasting the skinny silhouette that has been around for so many seasons
- Velvet and Leather: Luxe and self-indulgent fabrics that add depth and warmth for the fall season in both allover silhouettes and as details
- Deep V's: Both sexy and casual iterations of this trend from sheer cotton t-shirts to formal dresses with plunging necklines and/or daring back details
- Coated and bonded fabrics: Unexpected combinations create newness and intrigue, such as rubberized lace and sheer chiffons backed by wool
At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, taking place on February 7-14, 2013 WGSN's trend forecasters and runway experts will be centrally located in the WGSN Trendzone to discuss and elaborate these trends on-site.
A team of runway and style curators will also provide live coverage from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows on Tumblr wgsn.tumblr.com. The team will report on fall collections as-they-happen on the catwalk and feature beauty snaps and backstage interviews with the industry's top designers.