Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report - Repair

on 14/7/12

Our Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Report is divided into 4 themes covering our trend directions of 'Nouveau Riche', 'Carnival', 'Converge' and 'Repair'. 

Each report has 16 individual trend boards offering general direction, colours, fabrics, key silhouettes & shapes and some of the most directional & influential designers and brands that we feel are essential references for the season. 

With both menswear & womenswear being covered in the same report, this reflects the growing androgynous feel of the collections and provides an easy to cross reference approach. 

So here we take a look at the 'Repair' theme for fashion:

Repair Trend Direction for Fashion

Colour: Repair sees a monochrome palette with vibrant contrasts for womenswear & menswear, following on from our 'Sharp' theme for last season, this direction offers a clean & precise colour story. The key differences for Spring Summer 2013 are the more graphical nature, the luminosity of the brights and the introduction of rich denim tones.

repair colour, Mother of Pearl, Acne, Neil Barrett
Left: Collection & Image by Mother of Pearl Middle: Collection & Image by Acne Right: Collection & Image by Neil Barrett
 
Yin Yang: For every action there is a counter action and this philosophy is carried through to fashion for this season. Menswear & womenswear is see in positive & negative palettes both in terms of design & marketing. This can be seen in full 'mirror' outfits and 'Yin Yang' asymetric garments where it may not necessarily be just black & white, but colours that clash or seem unexpected, but somehow seem to perfectly compliment one another. 
 
repair yin yang neil Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair
Images & Collection by Neil Barrett
 
New Androgyny: Androgyny has been seen in various formations from David Bowie in the Seventies to Lady Gaga et al taking on male personas, however for Spring Summer 2013 we see this masculine / feminine styling become the new norm. Unisex makes perfect sense as we switch effortlessly between the two genders, plus we seem some unexpected turns as the likes of Kanye West embrace skirts (albeit by Givenchy) and it becomes 'cool as fuck' to mix it up a bit. 
 
new androgyny by DressedUndressed Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair
Images & Collection by DressedUndressed
 
new androgyny  by DressedUndressed Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair
Images & Collection by DressedUndressed
 

Key Fabric Direction for Repair

Extreme bleach effects on denim is our choice of fabric direction for 'Repair' as we follow the direction first touched upon in our corresponding textiles report and examine the damage done rather than just the repair process. Working almost like a digital print, this excessive bleaching provides an almost delicate and worn quality particularly when patterns are engineered to ensure the most bleached pieces become central features. 
 
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Left: Image & Collection by House of Holland Right: Image & Collection by Danielle Scutt
 
 

Key Silhouettes & Shapes for Repair 

 
Outerwear: Jackets are oversized that create a light cocooning effect, protecting from the elements but with the softest of touches. The use of torn edges & blanket stitch effects follow on from the 'Repair' aspects seen in the 'Guide to the Season' whilst these loose parka shapes compliment those already seen in the 'Nouveau Riche' theme but have a more distressed feel. 
 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair coats jackets
Left: Collection & Image by Bernhard Willhelm Right: Collection & Image by Issey Miyake
 
Tailoring: For menswear and womenswear tailoring has a relaxed feel with single & double breasted jackets that emphasise simple clean lines and bold fabrics. From geometric & optical prints that pick back up on the monochrome 'Yin & Yang' theme to denims with soft & high gloss finishes, pops of bright & strong colours are also used to provide the contrast. 
 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report - Repair
Left: Collection & Image by Mjolk Right: Collection & Image by Songzio
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report - Repair marius petrus
Images & Collection by Marius Petrus
 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair acne
Left: Collection & Image by Acne Right: Collection & Image by Derek Lam
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair marius petrus
Images & Collection by Marius Petrus
 
Dresses, Skirts & Jumpsuits: Dresses are kept simple and in-keeping with the new sense of androgyny as dungaree styling comes to the fore. Simple apron & bib front shapes are paired with simple wrap style A-line skirt panels that open high to ensure they have a sense of modernity about them. Worn with vest tops & simple tees they offer a bit of 'heat' for the summer. 
 
Cutaway and see-through panels create a softer and more feminine touch especially when they are used to highlight & provide a peek of flesh in unexpected places. 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Report - Repair
 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair celine
Left: Collection & Image by Derek Lam Right: Collection & Image by Celine
 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report - Repair
Images & Collection by Cristina Miraldi
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair
Images & Collection by Dion Lee
 
Shorts & Trousers: We see the return of denim and denim effects & styling for Spring Summer 2013 for both menswear & womenswear. Updated through the styling from fitted slim-leg, ankle-grazing length trousers or co-ordinating jackets for menswear, denims have rich weaves, deep indigo tones or brilliant blue palette. Following along the same theme we also see dungaree styling with more of a literal 'Repair' feel with unfinished edges and patchwork effects.
 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair
Left: Collection & Image by J W Anderson Right: Collection & Image by Marius Petrus
 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Report - Repair
Left: Collection & Image by Hixsept Right: Collection & Image by Mjolk
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report - Repair
Images & Collection by Mjolk
 
 
Tops: Blouses for womenswear have clean lines with collarless roundnecks or with micro mandarin collars, buttoned & buttonless, the palette is all-important with monochrome black & whites, as well as adding dashes of colour in brillant blues, luminous pinks and soft peach tones. We also see the use of bleached & softened denims teamed with sultry or tomboy cut blouses in white for the height of the summer. 
 
For menswear denim is once again key, whilst graphic prints continue the optical & monochrome feel or provide a tongue-in-cheek look inside the engine as mechanical parts become the focus. 
 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Report Repair acne denim
Images & Collection by Acne

 
Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Report - Repair
Images & Collection by Christopher Kane 

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