DEICHMANN: Trends Autumn/Winter 2013/14 – Man
Half-height outdoor boots with chunky soles or ankle-height sneakers are taking over men’s wardrobes for the autumn/winter 2013/14 season. They are robust, frequently have vibrant contrasting seams and are adorned with buckles and/or a side zip. Brushed surfaces give them their fashionable used look. Although studs are used more sparingly, they still make appearance on the men’s styles as décor elements. The colour palette is mostly focused around different browns, with rust tones and blue to loosen up the look. The classic business shoe is still black, but the designers are opting for splashes of colour nevertheless. Blue or red laces form contrasts or – for the more daring – blue or red soles and heels. Ankle-length, light boots convey the ease of the summer, are frequently made from suede and come in light beige and grey.
In the Bag
Bags are playing a very glamorous role in the autumn/winter 2013/14 season: studs, fringing and narrow contrasting seams are highly coveted as decorative elements. They are square and rectangular, not as round as they have been. The handles are rather short, although in many cases the shoulder straps still ensure carrying comfort. The bags match the trend colours of the shoes: here the palette also ranges from midnight blue to purple and oxblood down to dark green and shimmering gemstone colours.
The clutch is celebrating a comeback: although it is looking slightly more voluminous, it retains its classic slender, elongated shape.
The neon trend and the use of metallic surfaces, which are still very much en vogue, are reflected in the bags and perfectly round off the palette of must-have accessories.
Mini Glam Rock
Studs, little gemstones and stars – rock chic is also finding its way into the children’s footwear fashions. Although better behaved than in the adults’ collections, it is still very much present: this autumn, fashionable girls’ shoes are also being given a cool, rock-style touch. The metallic look is important here too, with ankle boots and mid-cut sneakers leading the way. Colour is provided in the form of berry tones, rosé and neon highlights. Light soles and contrasting stitches remain an important look.
Lace-ups, boots and mid-cut sneakers define the image for the boys. With marine, taupe and brown, the colours are, as always, a lot more understated, but here too apple green, red, orange and yellow are regularly used to add highlights. Fashionable lettering and patches add vibrancy.