Happy 2013! New year means new resolutions... and new trends of course! Here are five of our favourites!
As seen at: Mary Katrantzou, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Holly Fulton
How to wear: Go bold or go home. Whether you prefer trompe l'oeil, like Mary Katrantzou's stamp and banknote-inspired designs, or symmetrical swirls, as referenced by Holly Fulton, keep accessories to a minimum and let the print shine.
As seen at: Jonathan Saunders, Christian Dior, Mary Katrantzou, Viktor & Rolf, Burberry Prorsum, Diane von Furstenberg
How to wear: The trick to iridescent fabrics is to ground them with a simple neutral hue by day and a bold, solid colour by night.
Pencils At The Ready
As seen at: Erdem, Roland Mouret, Christopher Kane, Burberry Prorsum
How to wear: Ladylike and demure or sexy and sophisticated, the pencil skirt is fashion gold. This season it takes centre stage in clashing colourways and on-trend patterns.
As seen at: Antonio Berardi, House of Holland, Simone Rocha, Osman
How to wear: Another trend sure to put off minimalists: neon. Soften punchy pink or loud lemon with a sheer blouse for a delicate effect. Or, embrace this statement-making rainbow and go tone-on-tone with structural separates.
As seen at: Ashish, Balmain, DSquared2, Topshop Unique
How to wear: Unpack your baggy jeans, high-waisted trousers and slip dresses, it's the return of the decade that brought us grunge - with a shiny twist, of course. Smells like teen spirit, then!