The autumn-winter collections catwalk shows have showcased designers from all over the world, and it would appear to be a Season of contrasts. Some featuring lavish elegant silhouettes reminiscent of the French bourgeoisie, contrasted with boxier tailored shapes from suit jackets to shoulder pads. We’ve put together the top 3 trends for Autumn/Winter and shown how you can easily incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe!
Probably Autumn’s loudest and proudest trend is “Colour”. As seen throughout Max Mara, Fendi and Balmain, saturated colours were confidently strutted down the runway. Balenciaga showed us a rainbow of colour with fluorescent pinks, high voltage lime and sunshine yellows that will have you reaching for your sunglasses. Bright contrasting colours are here to brighten up your drab Autumn, whether that be in the form of an oversized coat, hat or minimal accessories, it’s a trend to get on board with. However, if you didn’t want to be subtle with your use of colour the Raishma Laurel Gown is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. The sheer long sleeves add different tones of red.
Crystals, diamantés and beads were the main focus of Giorgio Armani’s collection, adding some bling to Autumn/Winter. The collection featured silky camisole dresses adorned with icicle-like crystals. Alexandre Vauthier’s catwalk was also draped in rhinestones along with beautiful sequin dresses and shimmering brooches. A bit of sparkle is never a challenge to bring into your wardrobe even if it’s not in the form of a layered diamanté dress! Flashy clutch bags, shoes and jewellery allow you to create your own daylight disco and wear this trend easily day to night for the whole season! But if you did want to go all out, the Raishma Harper gown is the perfect example of Glitz and elegance. Not too overstated and perfect for an evening out!
Givenchy brought menswear to the masses with a reshape on the traditional blazer paired with beautiful ball gowns. Dior showcased structured looks with cinched-in waistlines creating a tuxedo look, keeping it elegant and classy. Giorgio Armani’s collection adding referenced the late Eighties with tailored dresses and large, oversized shoulder pads and tight lowered waistlines. This style is easy to recreate, with a tailored jacket or suit trousers and adding an elegant floaty top or dress underneath for a more every day look, proving that suits no longer just for the office! The Eighties look can also be brought back to life with subtle shoulder-padded jackets, a great example of a jacket to be worn is the Raishma Bryce Jacket. The use of jewels, beaded tassels and embroidery add subtle power to the shoulders and the jacket is beautifully fitted. Eighties style headbands are also super on-trend and can bring a bit of Eighties fantasy into 2019.