Even though we are desperately looking towards warmer weather and showing a bit of skin, with the wrap up of fashion month around the world we’d like to point out some of the best trends of the Autumn/Winter 2015-16 shows.
So whilst you are searching the web for the next best sun hat and platform sandals, definitely keep an eye out for the trends to come next season (along with another couple of cold months to get bundled up for).
We all love a decade to draw inspiration from, and the 70’s was a massive hit on the runway, so those with a penchant for the boho-chic will be well supplied as of September. Burberry, Chloe, and Anna Sui were definitely stand out collections when it came to remembering Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, hippies, dark florals, and fringing.
Magpies would have definitely had a field day during this fashion month as lurex, sequins, glitter, and anything shiny was very prominent in various collections (also looking into the 80’s decade for decadent shade palettes). Whether one opts for an opulent gold dress from Micheal Kors or metallic pleats from Balmain, the shinier the fabric the more favored it seems next season.
Lets talk about fur…. Yes it is a controversial subject and textile which happens to be a first choice for many major designers, but you’re in luck if you have a strong stance against the textile. Stella McCartney, who is strictly anti-fur and cruelty free, debuted a collection that celebrated faux fur and non-leather shoes and bags. However, designers for a predisposition for controversial use of fur Fendi and Valentino produced some beautiful neutral multi coloured duster fur coats while Marques’ Almeida and Roksanda produced boldly coloured coats. Even shoes and hand bags seemed to hold a fur-like resemblance on models.
Philip Lim, Stella McCartney and DKNY showed interesting options in layering for the colder months in 2015, where models paired overly long sleeves with shorter cut jackets and fantastical draping of longer coats. This new concept in layering is definitely for someone who is looking into adding new dimensions in their winter wardrobe. Gloves are also a standout accessory for the season, especially in terms of keep the warmth in but also styling different lengths, as seen in the Prada collection.
In terms of patterns, we’ve seen an incredibly graphic runway. Zig zags, checkerboards, cubes and patterns inspired by board games such as Snakes and Ladders were seen in the Christopher Kane, Loewe, Valentino, and Peter Pilotto shows, respectively.
Sex appeal was definitely a touched upon subject, whether in the most subtle ways as models embodied sirens in overly draped capes, lady like dresses, long hemlines, tweed, shades of pale pastels, beiges, and white. Emilia Wickstead, MaxMara, Chanel, and Miu Miu drove these trends forward ever so modestly.