The summer days are turning into cooler evenings, the leaves are slowly descending from the trees and fashion month is upon us once again. It can only mean one thing; autumn has come and it’s time we turned our fashion minds to the autumn/winter season. This season had a wide array of trends, for every style and personality out there. We had minimalism reigning supreme for another season, touching on elements of leather and grey suit combinations. On the other end of the spectrum there was the usual maximalism, in our use of puff shoulders, dashings of feathers and winter florals.
Come read on for a curated list of the top 10 fashion trends for autumn/winter and find something exactly for you.
Power Shoulders – Eighties shoulders are still in fashion, and the rule is the bigger and puffier it is the better. You can find this trend on the catwalks at Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Alessandra Rich and Richard Quinn and at ASOS, H&M and River Island on the high street.
Millennial Purple – Lavender, of the light lavender hue is all the rage for this autumn/winter season. The emphasis is on a paler palette, offset with greys, black and other shades of purple. For inspiration on the trend look to Tom Ford, Cushnie, Tibi and Kate Spade on the catwalks and to H&M, Topshop, Zara and Mango on the high street.
Leather on Leather – Multiple layers of leather clothing is now in fashion, as the edge of the materials is softened with elegant tailoring and smart dressing. Found in particular at H&M, Topshop Boutique and & Other Stories on the high street, and at Alexander Wang, Tod’s and Nanushka on the catwalks.
New Minimal – We have a new minimal trend dominating our autumn/winter season, championed by none other than the new Bottega Veneta, as it’s so lovingly named by its fans. This trend is all about muted colours, interesting quilting, use of leather and structured lines and tailoring. Found on the catwalks of Bottega Veneta, Fendi, The Row and Tod’s, and at Mango, & Other Stories and Arket on the high street.
Grey Suiting – Suiting has turned ashen and sober for autumn/winter, as an all-grey suit is the outfit to wear this season. Found in particular at Zara, H&M and Mango on the high street, and at Maison Margiela, Proenza Schouler, Acne Studios and Saint Laurent on the catwalks.
Feathers – Strutting around in feathers is one of the trends for autumn/winter, which will become especially relevant for the partywear season. Take a cue from Valentino, Loewe and Peter Pilotto and add touches of plumages to your outfit. They are also found at ASOS, Missguided and Zara on the high street.
Checks and Tweed – Elements of the classic heritage trend is back in fashion this autumn/winter with an emphasis on thick checks and rich tweeds. Found on the high street with brands like New Look, River Island and Zara, it can also be spotted on the catwalks of Chanel, Celine, J. W. Anderson and A.W.A.K.E.
Deconstructed Knitwear – We want our knitwear to be knotted at the waist and shoulders, draped and oddly shaped this season. It’s all about deconstructing such a classic autumn staple. This trend can be found at Mango, & Other Stories and Arket on the high street and on the catwalks of Burberry, J. W. Anderson and Hellessy.
Bougie Girl – The Seventies Girl is back for this autumn/winter season. This time around the emphasis is on workwear and more conservative daywear than the usual Studio 54 partywear. This trend was featured on the catwalks of Celine, Longchamp and Valentino and at H&M, Topshop and Miss Selfridge on the high street.
Dark Florals – Take a heavier, more dramatic angle to the usual florals with this winter florals trend. Who says they’re just for springtime? Found on the high street at Topshop and Zara in particular, and at Paco Rabanne, Prada and Richard Quinn on the catwalks.
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