AW15 TRENDS YOU'VE STILL GOT TIME TO TRY.

WITH ALL EYES ON S/S16 WE THOUGHT WE’D TAKE A LOOK AT THE TRENDS THAT RULED A/W15 - PERFECT FOR THE LAST FEW WINTER WEEKS.

 

1. THE MODERNIST

Optical prints and extreme fabrics were a key feature in the collections at Dior, Fendi and more. Brilliantly bizarre colours and graphic patterns were teamed with clean lines and strict simple shapes for an intense modern theme.

KEY ITEMS:

  • Polo neck
  • Optical prints
  • Ankle-sock boots

SEEN AT:

  • Celine
  • Christopher Kane
  • Loewe
  • Prada
  • Jonathan Saunders

 

2. THE VINTAGIST

It was all about the one-of-a-kind, eccentric appearance this season. Layers of fabric clashing with feminine jewellery were among the retro shapes, high collars and ruffles.

KEY ITEMS:

  • Brocade coat
  • Mad fabric clashes
  • Eccentric shoes

SEEN AT:

  • Givenchy
  • Maison Margiela
  • JW Anderson
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Prada

 

3. DOWN TO EARTH

In contrast to the vivid colour clashing and eccentric style designers including Stella McCartney, Jil Sander and Michael Kors presented a laid back alternative. Flattering cuts and simple shapes formed cool minimalist pieces and styles that could be worn straight off the catwalk.

KEY ITEMS:

  • Big sweater
  • All-in-one
  • Capacious coat

SEEN AT:

  • Stella McCartney
  • Lanvin
  • Jil Sander
  • Michael Kors
  • Topshop Unique

 

4. BOHO / FOLK / 70S AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Boho was here to stay at LFW A/W 15 with long hemlines, soft flowing fabrics and high neck lines seen everywhere from Chloe to Dsquared2. The 70’s glam rock trend was given a folksy vibe through the excess of texture, patchwork, fringing and lots of suede.

KEY ITEMS:

  • The patchwork piece
  • Velvet flares
  • Poncho

SEEN AT:

  • Emilio Pucci
  • Burberry 
  • Etro
  • Chloé
  • Dsquared2

 

5. MODERN GOTH

A strong 19th century feeling was present on the catwalks this season thanks to a contemporary take on the high collar, lace and ruffles. Pieces were beautifully decorative and silhouettes flattering, incorporating velvets and lace for a sinister romantic vibe.

KEY ITEMS:

  • Cape
  • High-neck frilled blouse
  • Long black dress

SEEN AT:

  • Alexander Wang
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Erdem
  • Simone Rocha
  • Valentino

 

6. FASHION QUEEN

A lady like style including pastel colours and elegant detailing (including the odd tiara from Dolce & Gabbana) provided the A/W season with the sweetness it needed. However the ruffle features and floral prints had grown up bad-girl undertones that Saint Laurent captured wonderfully.

 KEY ITEMS:

  • Princess-line mini dress
  • Tulle
  • Diamante brooch

SEEN AT:

  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Simone Rocha
  • Erdem
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Saint Laurent

 

7. THE BOYS CLUB

Designers have given their own take on the concept of androgyny. Male models have been making appearances on the runway, increasing the gender blurring in fashion and Alessandro Michele’s collection for Gucci reinforced the men-for-women style further. The all-grey suit, a staple in numerous collections shows how this trend can remain chic and flattering.

KEY ITEMS:

  • The tie-neck blouse
  • The trouser suit
  • Gucci loafers

SEEN AT:

  • Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Chloé 
  • Michael Kors
  • Gucci

Anastasia 

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