London and Paris Fashion Weeks have been showcasing the new direction for clothing trends for the autumn/winter 2014 season, and while we might be hoping to pull on some more sun-friendly gear in coming months, our gadgets can quite happily rock the cold weather looks all year round. Bold florals were one look we saw represented on the catwalk at Dries Van Noten (below), Balenciaga, Marni and more – and now our tech accessories can get flowered up too Click each product for details:
For this look, think naturalistic, rambling flower patterns rather than stylised, repeat prints: outlines and silhouettes are big and bold, with full colour or monochrome palettes. Team them with block colour shoes (tangerine tones like the sandals shown at Dries Van Noten above are also going to be huge) and offset them with plenty of black.
Products shown here from top left, clockwise:
Givenchy coated canvas floral iPad cover, £290 at Net-a-Porter
Purple stained glass print iPhone 5G cover, £33.95 at Zazzle
Logitech Floral Foray wireless keyboard with UK layout, £25.43 at Ebuyer
Integral 8GB USB flash drive with flower print, £6.20 at Play.com
Lily-print silk dress from DriesVanNoten.be womenswear collection showcased at Paris Fashion Week.
Another trend that’s come through strongly at the A/W 2014 fashion weeks is a move towards giant, three-dimensional embellishments, often set on metallic fabrics for an all over eye-popping effect. Seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta and Prada, the look is particularly striking in Mary Katrantzou’s pieces, which combine carefully positioned oversized gemstones and layers of shimmering crystals:
Anyone who ever used stick-gems to decorate their stationery as a kid will love this look, and the way it’s being applied to tech accessories. This dazzling creation for the iPhone 4 is by Skinnydip; a London-based company whose range of fun tech accessories channel the geometric trends being championed by Katrantzou et. al. Check out their site for more bling for tablets, Kindles and more smartphone models.