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Autumn/Winter Trends 2013

Simple tan and grey tones are the absolute fashion trends for autumn/winter this year.
Whether you like it casual, stylish or elegant, cosy oversized coats, warm knits and boots are the way forward for both men and women this season. Thanks to lurex and sequins, we will all be shining bright in our winter attire during the cold period.

The current trends of the winter season include fur (whether real or faux fur) with a black and grey colour scheme – but the freshest colour trend for fall and winter? It’s got to be tan.

What else? Well, knit is in. If it’s your comfy knitted jumpers that granny made for you, the loop scarves (snoods) from last year and the “Norwegian Pattern”, which you’ll find on cuddly sweaters, gloves, dresses and even on some boots.

Proporta wouldn’t be Proporta, if we didn’t think about the right autumn/winter accessories for your gadgets. We consider ourselves a pretty fashionable group (excluding our dodgy Christmas jumper photo) so here are some of our accessories which will help you to stay on trend this year:






2. Ted Baker LG Optimus Black pouch


3. Ted Baker iPhone 5S Winter Case


Sources: Google, Jolie




Best iPhone cases for fashion accessories

With all of us becoming increasingly dependent on our smartphones, it’s no wonder that iPhone cases have become somewhat of a fashion accessory for both men and women alike. So no matter what the occasion, find out how you can use your iPhone cases to match your ensemble in our guide.

Mens iPhone Cases

Suited and Booted

Tuxedo iPhone 4S case

Fancy yourself as a bit of a 007 gent? Make sure you match your dinner suit with the Tuxedo iPhone 4S case which will not disappoint at a Black Tie event.

For the Mad Man

Tweed Suit iPhone 4S Case

Distinctly retro and a little bit 1960s Madison Avenue, the Tweed Suit iPhone 4S case will have you reaching for the Old Fashioned, Don Draper style, in no time at all.

Executive Style

iPhone 5 leather case

For the city types or the fan of classic black leather, the aluminium-lined leather case for iPhone 5 is a firm favourite among gentlemen of all ages.

Womens iPhone Cases

Floral and Fancy-Free

Ted Baker iPhone 5 cases

See the Spring/Summer 2013 season in this year with a choice of feminine, floaty and floral iPhone 5 case designs from fashion house, Ted Baker London.

Equestrian Chic

Joules iPhone 5 case

Spending a lot of time at the stables, or are you just a fan of English country style? The Joules iPhone 5 case collection will be right up your bridle path.

Pretty in Pink


Made from luxurious leather, this tasteful Cranberry coloured iPhone 5 pouch from BRUNSWICK ENGLAND is ideal for the lady with premium preferences.

Meet the designers

Proporta designer, Graham, explains where and how Proporta get inspiration for the products they design
Anything can give us inspiration from the hassles of furniture shopping with my better half we got the Maya Gold, and don’t ask why a trip to Turkey gave us the laptop sleeve.. to Monson breaking his Psion in the early days and making sure that no one would ever do the same. As well as ideas which our designers’ seemingly conjure from thin air, the design process can also be triggered by a series of events. These include rumours we receive about upcoming device launches, other people’s visions which we help to make a reality, and endless cut outs from magazines littered around the office.


Each process has its own set of challenges and problems which we have to overcome before the product is ready and available on the shelf. Cost and material choice are two important challenges which necessitate an astute knowledge and retail experience to make sure that we’re competitive. Getting into the head of our target market has also become increasingly challenging. Everyone from an 8 year old girl, to a 60 year old man could be a potential Proporta customer who we need to appeal to.

Working within Proporta, we look extensively at upcoming fashion developments and have a network that helps us to see what trends are heading our way months before they hit the catwalks. We also like to take advantage of magazines (which gives the boys a convenient excuse to claim that his infatuation with the girls from Cosmo is purely for “research”), brochures, online shops and our own general interest in all things shiny and weird. All of these can inspire new colour ranges, materials and graphic ideas, which help us to brainstorm and put together a product range, website, adverts and packaging that make us all proud. We don’t just say it to blow our own trumpets… we really do believe that Proporta cases are the best around.