Fashion trends for Autumn/Winter 2014 has something for everyone. Colours such as oranges, cobalt blue and reds (from scarlet, maroon to oxblood and more) have graced the catwalks. Bold fun prints are in, think tartan and paisley prints. Animal motifs have returned. I’ve seen a few cute animal themed pieces by Henry Holland. I adore the panda! While snake prints have run throughout the year, then again why not?  2014 is the Year of the Snake after all, according to the Chinese calendar. I’m a fan of Matthew Williamson’s pixelated snake prints. Let’s not forget classy winter whites as seen on Victoria Beckham‘s catwalk. When it comes to translating trends into our ‘everyday’ life it can be tricky. I recently attended a fashion event at Centrale shopping mall, Croydon. It was a showcase, how to shop the trends on the High Street. The five trends shown at the event were: Faux Fur, Tapestry Folk, Metallics, New Pastels and Shades of Red



Centrale’s Autumn Fashion Fix


Centrale’s Autumn Fashion Fix event took place over the weekend 27th – 28th September. Various stores from the shopping mall contributed pieces to the event. While, the hair and makeup for the models were done by Hello Gorgeous which is situated lower mall, Centrale.  The catwalk show was presented inside the shopping mall next to Debenhams, which is a lovely open well lit area.

Passersby we able to stop and enjoy the show. Now for the looks:



Faux Fur

Faux Fur- Debehnams


Outfit Details

Star by Julien MacDonald Cream Fitted Coat with faux fur trim

J by Jasper Conran Zipped Pocket 3 tone tote bag

Manteray fur trimmed boot




Folk Tapestry


Tapestry Folk- House of Fraser


Outfit Details

Karen Millen floral multicolour skater dress

Karen Millen floral scarf

Karen Millen black peep toe boots

Therapy red bag with gold trim



50 Shades of Red

Shades of Red- Budwals


Outfit Details

Ted Baker maroon and navy paisley shirt

Ted Baker smart rinse jeans

Ted Baker dark blue tweed effect blazer

Twisted Soul Desert Boot



New Pastels

New Pastels- Debenhnams


Outfit Details

Star Julien Macdonald snakeskin print dress

Star Julien Macdonald pale blue zipped coat

Floozie pink tweed bag

Faith blue snakeskin effect shoe






Metallics- House of Fraser

Outfit Details

Biba black and pewter faux fur coat

Biba snake print pewter trousers

Stefanel grey metallic top

Therapy sliver bag

Dune snake effect heeled boot



Seasonal Discounts 

There were catwalk shows every hour over the Autumn Fashion Fix weekend , as well as, many offers and discounts throughout the mall. The same five trends were featured at each show however, they styled in different ways with contributions from different stores.


Here’s hoping that you now feel empowered to shop the trends and put your best fashion foot forward. As for me, I’m intend on making the most of Shades of Red (CLICK HERE for my take on that trend) and New Pastels with some snake print thrown for a bit of pizazz. What this space…


Please note, that this is not a sponsored post.



(updated 112th September 2020)




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