Spring/Summer 2014

As we move in to spring all eyes will be on the blossoming bumps of these A-list mums-to-be and, more specifically, what they are wearing. I've said this before but I'm a firm believer that being pregnant is no reason to take a back seat in the style stakes.
If you're still wearing court shoes with platform soles, consign them to the back of your wardrobe now! Even Victoria Beckham has ditched the platform pumps in favour of flats - hell has indeed frozen over and she is now wearing English style brogues.
As guests gathered in central Moscow to attend the first show of the latest edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on 25 October 2013, their conversations generally included comments about how the unusually warm and sunny weather was a good omen for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections that 50 Russian fashion designers were to present over the following seven days.
It is easy to lose track during Fashion Week, so here is our LFW breakdown. From the soundtrack to the sandals, this is London Fashion Week in a nutshell...
The decision to unveil the label's Spring/Summer 2014 collection in a unique and distinctive venue far from the hectic halls and corridors of Somerset House allowed a richer display of Jasper Conran's creative potential and influence.
The main theme at this year's show was Young British Designers, whilst previous years have focused on Scandinavian and Belgian labels. It's a great place to get a preview of trends that will be arriving in fashion forward stores and it looks like the neon trend is set to continue into 2014.
When it comes to trends forecasting, one of the most common assumptions (and also one of the most debatable) is that, in times of economic recession, fashion tends to follow rather than direct consumers perambulating through the path of style.
By 15 June 2013, as London Collections: Men kicked off an intense calendar of runway shows and presentations of menswear collections for Spring/Summer 2014, fashion journalists and buyers from all over the world had arrived in the British capital with invigorated expectations about its sartorial talent.
If São Paulo has been considered the sartorial capital of Latin America with an influential fashion week established in the mid-1990s, Rio de Janeiro has grown to achieve a deserving status of its own on the global fashion arena, with its own sartorial showcase first created in 2001.
Despite the pervading criticism, the organisers behind São Paulo Fashion Week should be congratulated for, and feel proud of having produced a successful Spring/Summer 2014 showcase that confirmed Brazilian fashion's creative and commercial influence on the global arena.