Exciting fashion trends that celebrities are already starting to play with include the stiff shapes and geometric prints of 70s fashion. This includes both the bohemian and sophisticated aesthetics, resurgence pleats that add detail and texture (particularly to skirts), fur clothing (the ever controversial pair: both real faux!) and sheer maxi dresses.
Colours on the catwalk are staying hot! Burnt orange, wine and a festive, candy red are all featured in collections, teamed with other colours in geometric print dresses and coats, or standing alone in the long lines of maxi dresses and sharp tailoring of 40s glamour style blazers.
Big accessories for summer, autumn and winter this year are chokers, necklaces and cuff bracelets. Solid jewellery in bold, tinted metal is huge on the catwalks and definitely going to filter down to the high street stores.
While we enjoy our platform mules and sandals in the last of the summer sun, footwear for the cooler months is set to be more substantial. We’re making a fond return to last year’s ubiquitous ankle boot. However, instead of being distressed and studded and low heeled, this year’s heel is taller and the shapes are sleeker and more polished.
Tan, brown, burnt orange and red are all as common in the footwear designs as they are in outerwear and Fendi especially embraced high heels this year. If you can’t wear heels, don’t despair though; other designers such as Issey Miyake and Limi Feu opted for ballerina pumps and Dr Marten style boots respectively! That’s sure to inspire relief for those of us who would break our ankles if we had to live our busy lives in brightly coloured high heels.
Marc Jacobs started off his fashion career knitting sweaters and that means it’s no surprise to us that he has come up with some stunning knitwear designs in cosy, casual and endlessly chic shapes and textures. Vanessa Bruno’s chunky knits and woollen knee socks are also favourites because they tick the fashion box and also ensure your legs will stay warm.
On the opposite side of the style continuum, futuristic and almost psychedelic prints with swirls and clashing colours are blotted on mini dresses and woven in to stunning overcoats. Other than all the red and orange, gold is also a huge colour but you may want to adopt this colour with caution rather than resemble a Christmas bauble.
If you want to make a head start on buying items for your autumn/winter wardrobe and want some great deals on the latest trends, the web will be your best guide. Also, look for end of summer sales and don’t forget that a lot of catwalk fashion will soon filter down to the high street stores too.