Autumn Winter catwalk shows have given us a taste of the styles we can expect to fall in love with for the upcoming season, and it’s looking lavish. We’ve studied the runways and can see that loud, quirky and textured styles are dominating the world of high fashion, with bold design features allowing sartorial men and women to go all out with vibrant separates or introduce a more subtle touch of colour and fun into their ensembles through on-trend accessories. Take a look at some of our favourite trends to get ahead before the weather cools.
The weather might turn dull as autumn and winter come around, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to. Vibrant intarsia knits are the ‘it’ item to have for the coming season, with everything from slogan sweaters to quirky patterned pieces having been taking over the runways.
Carrie Bradshaw style-quirky bags are back in a big way for the coming season, with quirky patterns and details dominating the runways.
Animal print prowled across runways around the globe during fashion weeks, with leopard print in particular stealing the show. Key looks for the new season have hit high-fashion departments and high-street stores way in advance, with a huge array of animal prints to be seen wherever you turn.
Leather jackets were a big hit at many of the shows this season, with classic jackets layered over basics and ultra-long leather coats showcased by Paul Smith, Fendi and MSGM. If you’re feeling brave, go for the full look with leather trousers.
Brown no longer means drab and has become the shade of the season for sartorial gents. At Kim Jones’ final show for Louis Vuitton, beige, taupe and chocolate became the key shades for wild west-themed parts of his show, while elsewhere Marni showcased 70s-style patterned suits and Fendi rolled out logo-clad worker jackets and shearling fleeces.
All about checks
Checks are back again for Autumn/Winter, whether you’re wearing bright checked jackets, classic plaid shirts or tartan trousers. The Versace catwalk showcased bright, clashing plaid patterns while Marni introduced oversized checks on large loose-fit jackets. Team a timeless plaid shirt – like this one from Gant – with jeans on casual days for an easy way to take on the trend.