It may seem like a coincidence that every new season has its particular trends. When you look at the designer catwalk photographs in fashion magazines it may look like many designers just miraculously had the same ideas in terms of looks and colours or perhaps they all sat down and had a good chinwag before deciding what they should present to the world.
However, the world of fashion trends is a highly thought out process and there are many companies who actually predict these trends well in advance based on things such as what films are going to be released that season, what is happening in the world of music, what is the general feeling in society or in politics. All these things, and many many more, influence those who set out the rules for future trends.
One company who is involved with creating the colour palette that we all are influenced by each season, whether we know it or not, is Pantone. If you’ve never heard of Pantone, they are the company responsible for standardising all colours throughout design, whether its fashion, lingerie, interiors, websites and much more. As always, they have produced their top 10 colours for the AW14 season and here at Fox and Rose you can see just how those colours have been used to create a very autumnal range.
Mimi Holliday’s Rocket Collection is a the same hue as Radiant Orchid, yet they have chosen to brighten it to fit in with their own bright colour palette. It’s available in a range of pieces including a soft bra and shoulder bra, as well as three styles of knickers, and a matching slip and eye mask for night time. Each piece is created in radiant orchid soft eyelash lace and 100% silk satin.
The Signature Collection by Else is a dark hue of Sangria with its autumnal merlot tones. This beautiful red is just the colour you see some of the darkest leaves turning as they fall from the trees. Available in a complete set of plunge bra, deep suspender belt and thong, its crafted in the softest Leavers lace and silk, with even the cups being lined in matching silk.
Bright Colbalt is represented by one of my favourite ranges for AW14, the Selma Dancing Collection by Stella McCartney. This is such an unusual shade of blue that you rarely see in fashion, nevermind lingerie and it really is a stand out colour for this season. Designed in matching Leavers lace, silk and Stella McCartney’s signature gold hardware, this is a must for all you trend setters.
Adding the richness of autumn orange the L’Honorable collection by Rosy creates a perfect brightness of Aurora Red to the darker, more cooler shades. Contrasted with ivory lace, each piece is produced in the same satin shade. Available in a padded plunge bra, brief, tanga and shorty boxer brief, it also has a beautiful nightwear slipdress to compliment its range.
The Inspire satin corset by Vollers is the perfect shade of Royal Blue. Sumptuous and seductive, this stunning corset adds a regal and luxurious shade to the AW14 colour palette. Trimmed with contrasting panels of black lace and finished with edging of black silk, it hints at the times of Queen Elizabeth I when corsets were intricate and opulent.
The La Rayonnante Collection by Rosy has managed to harness not one but three of this seasons colours, Aluminium, Mauve Mist and Misted Yellow. These three shades have been combined to create, what is quite probably, one of the most unique designs within the Fox and Rose ranges. Styled in an unusual triangle print and trimmed with mauve and yellow satin and yellow lace, it is available in a padded bra and brief.
So what do you think of this seasons colour palette? Are you beginning to feel more autumnal?