Hello everyone, how are you all doing? I hope you are all well and happy. Just a quick update, I'm now an assistant to a freelance stylist, who calls me in when she needs me. I met her before at a launch party in London and I emailed her a few weeks ago. And now, I'm officially her assistant! If you want, check out Jennie Kwon's website here. Also, if you're interested in the details on how I got the job and any other of my previous internships, feel free to email me (check out my contact section).

Moving on, this post will focus on the spring 2014 trends. I've done these posts since last fall and will continue it for quite a while. I like to keep things short and snappy, so you get the key trends for this summer.The first is international prints - for this season, many designers took inspiration from different cultures and their prints. With particular focus on African prints, brands such as Givenchy, The Row and Alexander McQueen have adopted the traditional prints and modernised them, in the form of cuts, materials and styling to keep the concept fresh and current.

(From left to right) Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and Donna Karen.

The next is a sexualised and newer version of the Oxford shirt. The traditional menswear item has lent itself to all metamorphosis in the past and has now landed on sex-appeal. Alexander Wang showed VS model, Behati Prinsloo wearing a bare shirt with boyish shorts and heels, Wes Gordon showed his woman in a simple shirt, tucked into a lace skirt - creating an effortless silhouette, with Altuzarra following in the same footsteps. The concept is to work the other pieces around the shirt, allowing it to be the main focus. Keep the other items silent, whilst the simple shirt speaks volumes.

Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Wes Gordon

ARTPOP - a marriage of two cultures. The term being first coined by Lady Gaga, for the title of her fourth album. ARTPOP has been emerging in fashion as the latest trend. First Lagerfeld and his Jeff Koons inspired set and the strokes of paint in his final looks. Prada and her political street murals, printed all across the items from her show. And Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who referenced historically important artists such as Picasso and his abstract paintings. 

Chanel, Celine and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Metallics! Metallics! Metallics! After being huge a couple of seasons ago, the trends has remerged to show its softer side. The key to this trend is to wear the shiny fabric, on soft materials, such as silks. Lanvin's shiny suits are a great example. Styled on Saskia de Brauw, she wore an entire metallic look to make a strong statement. Looking for a more conventional look? Reed Krakoff and DVF show more wearable items, such as simple dresses whilst keeping a metallic shine.

Lanvin, DVF and Reed Krakoff

Sports is back, and by the looks of it, it looks like it'll be here for quite some time. Gucci and Marc Jacobs presented a young and sporty girl. Sporty influences, such as the mesh netting basketball players wear or the shiny flair of 90s tracksuits have all made their way into fashion again. Try to keep the look casual, adding some 'je nais se quoi' makes it even more sporty and functional. Finish the look with trainers for a 'on-the-go' polish.

Gucci, Sacai and Marc by Marc Jacobs

And that concludes this seasons trends, I hope you've enjoyed reading the post with the accompanying images. I have my exams very soon and should focus on them, so wish me luck and I'll see you all, very soon.

Which one is your favourite? And how will you rock it?


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