Vivienne Westwood’s S/S ’14 features several outfits in pastel but being Vivienne, naturally they have a grunge feel to them. Oversized ankle length A-line skirts featuring ice cream stripes teamed with loose lilac sheer gypsy style blouses.
In Acne’s Pre S/S ’14 collection, models wore androgynous clothing in pale beige and blues with huge chunky wedges and dishevelled unkempt hair.
AF Vandervorst sent models down the runway in unstructured sheer ensembles whilst Betsy Johnson embodied the grunge trend but with a feminine twist in tight leather jackets, fitted cut-offs and bright candy floss hair.
Dolce and Gabbana A/W ’13 collection headed the trend with bold, mosaic, jewelled dresses. This has been taken up by Valentino for S/S ’14 but with an Aztec vibe.
Belle Sauvage’s range has elements of this trend but with a metallic sheen and animal motifs.
Emilio Pucci embodied stained glass windows and military decoration in his colourful collection.
Threeasfour took their influences from bridal gowns with a heavenly feel, laser cut lace that almost looks like paper.
Etro’s sophisticated range was far more muted version of the Religious trend.
Religious print appears to be inspired by elements from the Sistine Chapel and brings out a romantic yet slightly gothic edge to next years trend.
Maison Rabih Kayrouz combined silver metallic with off white’s to create a striking contrast with clean lines.
Pewter and bronze were predominant in Valentin Yudashkin collection for S/S ’14. Soft satins shine to give a metallic effect but keep it understated.
Emporio Armani teamed metallic blues and greys with matt accessories within the same colour palette to create different textures.
Adam Andrascik combines simple lines with the extreme shine of metallic leather with his model’s dressed head to toe in the trend.
It seems that what gives the metallic trend that fresh new edge is by keeping it to one colour palette. On the high streets silver seems to be the metal of choice with Topshop championing its comeback.