The Decedent Luxe AW Trends
This is part 2 of my favourite designer & high street takes from the Autumn / Winter trends. The other major looks to cover this fall are: Opulence, Leather, Lace, Military and Global Traveller… I hope you enjoy!
After all the talk of minimalism some designers did rebel, creating opulent pieces covered in sparkling darling embellishments. From rich gold embroidery to an abundance of sequins and feathers – ornate looks accompanied by dynamic statement accessories stood out at: Balmain, Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen, D&G and more.
Designer Choice: Elie Saab (pictured above)
At Elie Saab opulent cocktail and full length evening dresses shined in this gorgeous shade. The cut out detailing and deep V neckline gives an undeniably sexy note to this sparkling vision.
High Street Choice: 1971 Reiss (pictured above)
1971 Reiss embellished bomber jacket is too cool for school! It’s sexy and sparkly but with an edge. Love the striking sequined pattern!
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Keeping Warm with AW Trends
This coming season, the designers gave us plenty of gorgeous reasons to look forward to the cooler months. Celebrating streamlined simplicity, you will be able to indulge your senses in ultra-soft leathers, tweeds, cashmeres, velvets and shearling.
But it will be difficult to decide on your winter warmers. Cool Aviator Jackets, chic Capes, classic Coats and incredible Chunky Knits; all look undeniably sleek, sexy and not to mention cosy!
Below are my favourite pieces from the Designer collections & the High Street for Autumn / Winter…
Two major trends this coming season are the Aviator jacket and Shearling. Stepping in to take over the reins from the biker jacket, the Aviator jacket is cool, chic and effortless to wear. You can slip it on over anything and everything.
Shearling is a sheepskin or lambskin pelt. To achieve the luxurious texture, the shearing process is limited to produce the uniform depth of the wool fibres. The Shearling Aviator popped up at Burberry Prorsum, Pringle of Scotland and Mulberry (& at Mulberry Shearling topped jackets and their cute boots!).
Designer Choice: Burberry Prorsum (pictured above)
The Shearling Aviator was the first outfit on the catwalk at the Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2010 show. With luxe shearling, decadent leather detailing and gorgeous khaki colour – this jacket hits all the right notes.
High Street Choice: Whistles (pictured above)
Whistles sheepskin parka is a perfect choice to keep warm and nail these two essential Autumn / Winter trends in one. Loving it!
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Colour Your World
Tired of all the camel talk? Don’t worry this Autumn / Winter is also bringing some serious eye-popping colour to the forefront! Forget ‘matchy-matchy’ as being blasé, head to toe colour in a kaleidoscope of shades and hues will warm up your wardrobe this coming season.
Be prepared to be swept away with colour! Explosions of colour can breathe new life into your look as well as your outlook on the day. From unexpected colour blocking to fierce bold shades – like acid yellow at Versace – colour demands you to be bold and daring. And don’t be afraid to experiment…a colourful world awaits you!
Ways to wear colour:
Go Head to Toe…
Across the runways the main way to wear colour was all over! We are talking head to toe colour! Complete colour from tip to top can look sophisticatedly glamorous. At Bottega Veneta red leather pants were paired with a rose pink blouse. Take Oscar de la Renta’s blue tweed jacket, navy skirt and coordinating checkered blue tights or check out statement colour dresses by Stella McCartney and Versace.