With a couple of weeks passed since the London Fashion Week AW17 collections have hit our catwalks, and Paris Fashion week now over, here is a little round-up of some of next season’s top trends…
C o l o u r B l o c k i n g
Think big, bold and bright! Ditch those winter greys – this autumn/winter will bring you more of those vivid summer colours that you wouldn’t typically find in your winter closet. The LFW catwalks were heaving with bold, mismatched colours. Bright tangerines, cobalt blues and cherry reds, Roksanda Ilincic skydived head-first into this seasons trend with ease. Clashing colours will now be a ‘thing’… slight OCD over here – so not COMPLETELY sure I can get my head round this one, but I sure will give it a try…
Y o u r G r a n d m a ‘ s C u r t a i n s
Oh yes, you heard that right – your grandma’s curtains have hit the runways this season, mainly in the form of floral dresses… These florals are gorgeous mind you, but definitely something quite wallpapery about this one. Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Kane have captured this trend beautifully, and Erdem too of course, who always gets it spot-on with his floral collections.
S l o u c h y K n i t s
Think big, snuggly, oversized knits. Perfect for those chilly autumn days, and AMAZING at hiding that three-course meal you just went for. Joseph took centre-stage here bringing us chunky knit turtlenecks, which made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside just looking at them, with Topshop Unique following suit.
S t a t e m e n t P o c k e t s
Statement pockets were massive (quite literally) at the AW17 runway this year. I’ve never seen pockets so big… like actually EVER! Imagine army combat trousers with those huge pockets, then double the size – and then that might JUST be close!! Simone Rocha had no fear in wholly embracing this bold new trend, with her military-inspired jackets and coats. Think ‘functional fashion’ – this trend sure will come in handy when you don’t want to lug around your handbag… ha!
There were many more styles gracing the runways this Autumn/Winter season, but these ones really stood out to me. Others key trends included exaggerated frills, trumpet sleeves, tight checks, tweed and light printed velvets.
Watch this space, as I’ll be comparing some of my favourite designer pieces with their best high-street equivalents, for some slightly more affordable outfits for you this autumn…
Can’t wait to see these hit the rails!!