Layers on layers
Play with textures of similar tones for a luxe take on this season’s layering trend.
‘Get knotted’ could be the slogan for knitwear this season because brands such as Hallhuber and Marc O´Polo are wrapping us up in huge full-body knits, oversized scarves, knitted skirts and chunky capes and ponchos for a tactile sense of warmth and protection. Muted earth tones such as tans, browns and warm greys create a cosy autumnal palette, made all the more interesting with flashes textural contrasts in the form of leather bags and gold accessories. Above all, the trend is about luxuriating in wool, one of the most sustainable natural fibres - we think we deserve that this season!
Swing into the 60s
Graphic prints, fluted sleeves and flared trousers are back in town.
There’s plenty of spiritual enlightenment to be had in this season’s 60s-inspired prints. The escapists among you will love the psychedelic patterns by Desigual with out-there silhouettes to match. Geometric prints by Escada or Joop! bring a modernity to the trend, with pinstripes and polka dots featuring on an array of sheer fabrics. Fluted sleeves and flared trousers by ensure we don’t veer too far from the 60s, with maximal accessories in bold accents of colour reinforcing the expressive nature of a trend designed to put a smile on your face.
Hey soul sister
Find your groove with this seasons 70s soul trend.
Dial back the time machine to land at a cocktail party in London circa 1975 and you’re halfway to realizing one of the most fun trends of the season. From Ami to Zadig & Voltaire, designers tapped into the 70s soul vibe with a heady mix of pantsuits and man-tailored blazers throwing strong shapes on the dancefloor. With a spirited dose of corduroy fabrics this trend took all the best bits of 70s tailoring (strong shoulders and lapels so wide you could ski down them) and set them off against more feminine motifs such as culottes, pussy bow blouses and sensual rollnecks. Don’t be shy with the colours either - burnt orange, royal purple and rich green will redefine your autumnal hues.
Back to business
The season’s latest trend is all about preppy style inspired by the classroom. Think back to school, but cool.
This season at Designer Outlet Berlin is your chance to graduate with an Ivy League degree in fashion as the likes of Marc Jacobs and Emilia Wickstead rewrote the student handbook on preppy styling with midi skirts, striped shirts and Mary Jane shoes implying that butter would melt (we don’t beleive it!). Earn your collegiate colours with statement collars by Gant, tweed and tartan mischief, and ‘too cool for school’ cardigans by Lacoste. Muted camel tones and grey hues by Tommy Hilfiger are a hit with the goody two shoes, but back-of-the-class rebels will want to look for unexpected pops of bright yellow and blue tones to cause a stir.
We stay in the 60s and 70s for a while longer but go way off campus this time as folksy Bohemia is turned on, tuned in, and shopped out! Flowy dresses by Only and set an earth coloured tone punctuated by fringe detailing, contrast belts and cowboy boots. The trend also borrows from Americana motifs, with washed-out denim by Levis and G-Star Raw paired with warming shearling and camel-coloured suede. It’s a maximalist approach to textural layers all wrapped up in palette of soft earthy tones.
All that glitters
Get ready to dazzle in the season’s most eye-catching trend.
Gothic glamour set the tone for seductive eveningwear this season as Escada and Guess were among those taking evening gowns, maxi dresses and off-the-shoulder styles to the delicious dark side. Embellished with glitter, crystals, and metallic motifs, McArthurGlen has captured the pick of the season’s moody romanticism. Big silhouettes, bare shoulders and statement sleeves are the show-stoppers, so look out for statement pieces by Karl Lagerfeld and Closed. Sequin heels, black satin and silver details add sparkle, but depth and intrigue is to be had by layering with sheer organza, velvet and lurex.