“May you live in interesting times” is an oft repeated proverb attributed to the Chinese but never actually authenticated as such. One thing is for sure, we are experiencing “interesting times” on a global level from the Middle East to Europe, Africa and North & South America and beyond. Society everywhere is expressing upheaval making our day and age an interesting one.
Rebellion is trending throughout the world. We see the overthrow of governments in the Middle East, Occupy Wall Street and The Tea Party Movements in the USA. It is not a surprise that this is reflected in the fashion colors we see trending for A/W 13-14 as well as the clothing styles that are a throwback to the rebellious decades of the sixties, seventies and eighties. Colors and trends are reprised with updated fabrics, textures, finishes and details.
In the Readymade Colour forecast A/W 13-14 one of the main trends is “Jagger. ” Readymade is predicting “flamboyant colors combined with dignified neutrals; rebellion versus tradition, artificial colors versus natural tones. Apparent opposites crash into one another at full speed. This mixture provides excitement and reflects the vitality that we would all like to retain.” Color is a way to express being unconventional and dancing to your own drummer and in so doing, being authentic in your rebellion.