Pilars Boutique West Vancouver

Hottest colours on trend this season.

Neutrals and pastels, black and white.


Art Deco

Fantasy Flowers

Ruffle Reclaimed

Veiled Lightness

Modern and Multilayered


Shoes and accessories



Spring 2013 Trends Report


This season, the designers cater to the consumers’ need for self-expression, balance and the desire to re-energize. something we can all relate to. The color direction builds upon these needs by mixing dynamic brights with novel neutrals. This allows for unique combinations that offer practicality and versatility, combining the everyday with the excitement

Colour Trends


This provides for a nude-like basic. It is light and airy, a must have for spring this year.

Is a lively jewel tone, rich and radiant green. It inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being.

Dusk Blue
Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity, one of the season’s newest neutrals.

Lemon Zest
Lemon Zest is a cheerful and refresing colour that brings out a piquant taste to this season’s palette. It’s yellow in all its shades this season, especially neon yellow. Dare to wear it!

Poppy Red
Poppy red is seductive and sensual, a celebratory shade. Every woman’s wardrobe deserves a touch of this spirited, true red. Especially in the form of a knockout dress.

African Violet
African violet is exotic and a statement colour that is both intriguing and subdued. It can be incorporated into many unexpected combinations.

Monaco Blue
Monaco blue offers both stability and depth, a classic shade that can be combined with rich tones for a fresh collegiate look.

Grayed Jade
Grayed Jade brings a mood of quiet reflection and repose, much like Dusk Blue. It is subtle and hushed with a gray undertone.







Fashion Trends


Contrast: This season it’s about pure shapes and clean fabrics, with a dominant role for black and white. Feminine modern elegance. Very bold. We invite you to try our new line, CP Shades, from San Francisco. The greatest linen and cotton silks that perfectly represent this trend.




Key Items:
Metalicus is amazing for its classic, simple basics with a flare
Show Me Your Mumu easy to wear  pieces
CP Shades gorgeous basic linen and cotton silks
Amanda Uprichard silk tops and dresses for a more sophisticated look


Modern & Multilayered: Colour-blocking is still strong. Shapes are long and lean with graphic details. Spring’s message is composed of straightforward plain elegance intertwined with patchworks and mixed up patterns and textures.



Key Items: 
CP Shades linen and silk cottons…try layering
Metalicus is one of the greatest basic multilayering lines
Amanda Uprichard is a designer from New York that is known for her brilliant colour choices. Try one of her fabulous silk skirts this season. Try contrasting it with a bold silk shirt

Fantasy Flowers
We needed this fabulous trend this spring and it is here.  It is all about the flowers! Both as an artistic form of expression in prints, details and in the architecture, as well as construction of the garments. Optimistic and full of bright colours, Spring and Summer 2013 will be a beautiful seasons.




Key Items:
Show Me Your Mumu, this lovely line is a must see.  Fun floral long skirts
Hale Bob dresses
Tag floral prints on denim – a great substitute for spending over $300 in trendy denim. Tag has been around forever and has a great fit Amanda Uprichard  flowery and youthful prints


Ruffle Reclaimed
Edged necklines and deep frills take over the runway. They are combined with both the practical everyday fashion items and the more evening oriented looks. Peplum dresses and tops are surprisingly still very much on trend.




Key Items:
Show Me Your Mumu, the perfect California flower girl look
Amanda Uprichard  always shows us a feminine side with her signature ruffles and peplum tops/dresses


Art Deco
Optimism is also a key theme in the feel of the colour story and prints/patterns for this season. The garment construction is very reminescent of the architectural elements of the 1920’s. Shown in the runways by geometrical deep v-neck lines Particularly seen in the combination of black, white and yellow – three trending  colours.




Key Items:

Show Me Your Mumu
Hale Bob dresses, seen in the cuts, embellishments and prints
Robin’s and Tag coloured denim


The desire for the home-made and self-harvested in all forms is making us happy. The longing for a better pace in life. Easty basics in cotton-like fabrics, loose and comfortable silhouettes. The Frye Company shoes, boots and accessories  is a perfect example of quality craftmanship which is still just as good ater all these years. Another great brand that represents this trend is, tailor-made jeans and trousers, Bishop of Seventh which is still our favourite brand we have ever sold.



Key Items:
The Frye Company shoes, boots and accessories
Bishop of Seventh jeans and trousers
Local hand made jewelry, by Kazumi Lister
Tolani handcrafted scarfs and tunics


Veiled Lightness: Featherweight flowing fabrics in barely there colours are up and coming this season… Reminiscent of smoke and clouds, designers go to new transparency measures to create a new, drapery silhouette.






See Through: There’s no clearer message it seems this coming Spring than the comeback of see-through bags and detailings on shoes. Clear as crystal.

Black and White: Optimal contrasts in accessories are also very prominent. It’s getting graphic this season, opposites attract. Accessories are constructed in geometric shapes with sleek minimalist touches. Block party all the way.

Miniature: Less is more in size for bags. Choose wisely when packing for day and night.

Over The Top: Embellished accessories are the new normal.

Pastels: The time for pastels is upon us. We will be seeing more and more of them. However, bright colours are always in as they tend to suit most skin tones.

Jewerly: Earrings have made a comeback on the runways. Simple diamond studs will not cut it this spring/summer season. Go for big, bold pieces, such as oversized flowers, chandelier style earrings, and creative detailing. Lots of colour, and details, such as long feathers or bird like detailing.