Fashion Trends Autumn/Winter 2017

Suits

The tailoring trends is going to be a big one this winter, but instead of voluminous 80s suits the look is a more refined one. With double breasted cuts, pressed slacks and pronounced shoulders you might think, it’s and 80s revival, but the styles are all slimmer lines with nipped in cuts. Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, The Row, Stella McCartney and Céline all showed these styles in plain and patterned fabrics.

Continental Quilt

Puffa coats are out and quilted jackets are in. Queen Elizabeth II’s style is the unlikeliest of style inspirations, but her look, complete with headscarf is in this winter. Stella McCartney showed this classic style. Modern variations on this were also shown by Mulberry, Moncler Gamme Rogue and a space-age twist on the look was shown by Chanel.

1940s Blue

Dusky, modest blue is definitely in this autumn, with baby blue shades replacing saccharine shades of pink and scarlet. Bottega Veneta and Céline.

Nylon Coats

These chic coats can be conveniently packed away in a suitcase with no fear of wrinkling. These were shown by Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Céline.

Sparkles

Dressing down after 6pm is not an option this season. On the catwalks designers have been going the full hog on metallic evening wear, with sequins, crystal mesh and chainmail making appearances. Dolce and Gabanna, Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne and Balmain all showed these with the sparkly trend, so make sure you have something sparkly to keep on trend this winter.

The Waist

The feminine waist is making a return through sculpted shapes and features like wide belts. Louis Vuitton, Jacquemas, Dior and Hermes all showed this trend accentuating the classic feminine shape.

Soft Leather

Buttersoft Nappa leather made it into lots of collections this autumn, including Hermes, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Loewe and Tod’s in camels, brown, tans and blacks.

1970s

The 1970s look is very much back in with corduroy and shearling fabrics, colour palettes of brown, yellow, green and camel and shapes and attitude. Plaid and florals are very much in and will be inescapable this winter. Chloé, Marni, Prada, Gucci, Mulberry and Jenny Packham all showed these bold styles.

Fluted Dresses

The fluted dress from spring isn’t going anywhere and the line between nightwear and daywear has been blurred even further. Shiny satins in bright baby blues and yellows have been seen on the catwalks alongside blacks and embroidered velvet feature dresses. Valentino, Tibi, Altuzarra, Erdema and Luis Vuitton all showed these versatile dresses.

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