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AW19 | Womenswear

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Designers head to the dark side of AW19, tapping into design elements of Goth. Black is one of the most dominant colour directions across the catwalks and the season at large, all black everything feels timeless and powerful in one easy to wear statement. Leather, hardware and black chokers come juxtaposed with feminine silhouettes.

While of seasons past we may have felt guilty for settling for the security blanket of the colour wheel, this autumn choosing the black option is anything but boring, courtesy of leather’s return to the runways. Arriving in every form imaginable, from feminine ruffles and micro pleats to boxy biker jackets and sleeker-than-sleek Matrix-style tailoring, the fabric’s sentiment is clear: embrace your dark side. While rebels are inherently catered to with an army of suitably studded accessories in tow, good girls can apply too –take this opportunity to reinvest in your LBD, switch to a slicker version of your tailored trousers orupdate your go-to boot with tough-luxe edge; we love Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Cain and Salamander.

Styling Tips
 Invest in key leather outerwear jackets
 Wear it with studs & leather boots for a “punk-style”
 Spice up the look with a bustier and high heels
A counter opposite to the darker tones populating AW 19 collections, zingy brights prove both attention grabbing and youth savvy patterns. Pastels, frills, trapeze-style silhouettes see voluminous fabrics, frivolous necklines and decorative ruffles that create a fairytale dream in Hyper Brights tones.

It’s a challenge to boost your energy levels in the depths of winter, but you’ll certainly find it in the kaleidoscopic spectrum of shades on offer. Yes, the days may be getting darker, but a concoction of zingy brights and highlighter hues are on hand to prove that colour isn’t just for summer. From sunshine yellow to fuchsia pink and cobalt blue, every shade of the rainbow is invited. The evenbetter news? Just one brightly hued item is all you need for that vitamin D fix. While separates all offer an instant mood lift, here’s where you’ll find your party-dress moment – this trend is about being seen, after all. Rather be spared a head-turning entrance? Powering up your favourite pump will electric impact will guarantee happy feet all season long.

Styling Tips
  Go Bold with Bright Statement Jewelry
Newness is seen with traditional tartan. Tweed is a way to add texture to this now perennial material and pattern direction.

Heritage dressing can be polarising even in its most affable form, but this season tweed and tartan takes on a fresh quality that’s far from frumpy – and there’s something for everyone. From flashes of shimmer and blown-up prints to unexpected colour pairings and voluminous silhouettes, every incarnation has verve and vigour to take you far beyond the office. In fact, you’ll love the pattern’s new groove so much you won’t want to choose – and luckily, you don’t need to. As seen at Polo Ralph Lauren, Miachel Kors and Coach, the print is best worn doubled up – whether you opt for clashing layers of tweed and tartan, chic coords or a patchworked piece that does the work for you. Check!

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