Fashion Runways are always good fun and a great way to get ideas to refresh your personal style. Here at Popspoken we have cataloged a few trends that we spotted and liked on the runways of NZFW 2013.

Sartorial Styles

Punk

Stolen Girlfriends went for a bohemian punk look while Trelise Cooper opted for a sophisticated punk presentation.

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Prints

Andrea Moore went for an earthy Scandinavian inspired print with eye-catching monograms of swans and stags reminiscent of the hunt.

Twenty seven names (‘Je suis perdu’ translated ‘I’m lost’ collection) prints were inspired by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte.

Deryn Schmidt unvealed a ‘firework’ printed silk fabric that was, endearingly, inspired by her 4 year old.

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Bold color palettes

COOP by Trelise Cooper was elevated by a vibrant color palette of lime green, dazzling blue, celosia orange and radiant freesia on an unconventional selection of fabrics that included lacquered plastic, mesh, lurex and angora. En pointe with Pantone’s colors of 2014.

Company of Strangers’s signature black was accentuated by splashes of hot pink, mustard and deep orchid.

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Statement accessories

COOP by Trelise Cooper framed models faces with a metallic halo of gold around the neck

Stolen Girlfriends went with a custom made metallic contraption made of can tabs and safety pins. Various pieces in their collection were also accented with varying sizes of safety pins which upped the punk ante.

Lela Jacobs (bless her philosophical artistry.) went with a statement making body necklace spanning the length of models that looked like it was made of hair.

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Beauty Looks

Era

Hailwood went for a 70s era Hollywood look that was more toned down and less glossy than the 40s screen siren that pouted down the same runway. The 70s look was achieved by a light gold shadow, a barely there lip and soft romantic waves. The 40s pout was a powerful amalgam of gloss and lipstick in shades of burgundy and fuchsia; a strong eyebrow and slicked back hair accented the dewy complexions of models.

Andrea Moore’s preference for strong sucked-in cheekbones, piercing eyes and bold lips gave her collection a distinctly 80s feel. The pulled and slicked back hair modernized the look and drew attention to sharp ‘wind tunnel’ cheekbones.

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Punk

Trelise Cooper sent faces down the runway that sported piercings on almost every (sensible) surface of skin. The Cooper girl also sported a nude eye and dark burgundy lips inspired by a ‘soft vs tough’ dichotomy.

Stolen Girlfriends went for an inky punk look that was made up of chromatic shades of navy and red.

Company of Strangers went for a cherubic grunge punk look that included a shimmery kohl eye, baby nude lips and illuminating powder brushed lightly over the T-zone and bone structure which captured beautifully.

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Bare-faced beauties

Lela Jacobs went with a light nude face that accentuated models’ bone structures. M.A.C’s pearl and luna cream color base was used to highlight model’s cheekbones.

NYNE went a heavier nude with a strong brow and a stone lip (departing from the conventional rose nude) which gave the models a distinctly nomadic attitude.

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All photo credits go to: www.fashion.ngfoto.com