Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion trend: Dark Romance


Fall's runways showed lace boots and long gloves, sculptural jewelry and embellished bags. The dull, morbid and edgy style will become very appealing to the Women’s market.

Dark Romanticism is expected to be one of the main themes that will be in trend for the Fall/Winter season.  The theme has been a huge trend in recent and past years.  This theme appeared for the Fall/Winter 2012 season and is expected to carry on into the Fall/Winter 2013/14 season.

The theme is characterized by its dull and sometimes morbid, edgy fashion and style of dress.  The overall look of the trend is as the name describes it, romantic but dark.  This trend is composed of delicate lace, rich velvet, feminine silhouettes, and flowing chiffon for a darkly brooding and beautiful look.

Looks include lace trim short dress, a bat sleeve jacket, a corset, a fitted leather jacket, an embellished printed peplum top, embroidered jeans, and a trench coat.

The Dark Romanticism theme is based on dark hue shades.  The prominent colours for the Dark Romanticism theme are gothic charcoal, melancholic gray, burgundy wine, midnight blue, dead violet, and bloody red.  All of the colours are inspired from the dark, yet beautiful theme.

Fabrics such as leather, velvet, chiffon, lace, and silk.  The fabrics add a romantic, yet gothic appearance. Embroidery trims will also be prominent, and leather will be a classic popular material.  Findings such as zippers and metallic buttons will be prominent in this look.

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