The Checklist: The Trends To Wear Now
Whilst timeless dressing has its benefits, one of the most interesting things about fashion and its seasons is the ability to spotlight those particular tweaks and flourishes that keep us on the pulse of the cultural conversation. Designers have a knack of knowing what we want to wear and how we want to wear it, and that’s where the trends come in. Below we’re bringing you a digest of four of the season’s key themes - whether you go top-to-toe or simply have a taste is up to you. One thing’s for certain, however: do try this one at home!
The missing link for your wardrobe? You’ll find it in this season’s collections, where chain embellishments run riot across accessories and outfits, adding a bit of hardware flourish to toughen up otherwise sleek and simple pieces. Flash a little metallic with BY FAR’s ankle-embellished brogues or chunk up the chains with British favourites Simone Rocha and JW Anderson.
To Have And To Hold
When it comes to this season’s clutches, nobody puts baby in a corner. Not least at Bottega Veneta, on whose runway models held tight to dramatic Intrecciato weave tasselled numbers and artfully twisted silhouettes that added some welcome drama to this smaller style of bag. Over at Moschino, Jeremy Scott proved that everything really is cake (just let them hold it, rather than eat it) whilst Simone Rocha and Molly Goddard offered us their signature whimsy with pearl casements and textured finishes. The essential for all your essentials, this season it’s about leaving your holdall at home and popping one of these under your arm instead.
One for the red pill dressers in all of us - once again the 1999 sci fi classic proves its timeless potential for predicting the future of what we want to wear. Channel your inner Trinity with some oil slick textures, inky noir leathers and high shine finishes as seen across the runways at Saint Laurent, Valentino, Balenciaga and more. Sharp shoulders and a whole lot of attitude make this a trend that adds some necessary toughness to softer autumn textures.
Whilst its classic nature prevents it from being categorized as a “trend” per se, it’s worth noting that this season the runways were quite literally drenched in trenches. Ready for a downpour or simply a stylish covering for an equally stylish outfit, this season’s trenches came in sweeping cape styles c/o Stella McCartney and luxurious leathers from Bottega Veneta, Rejina Pyo and Remain. For a tried-and-tested heritage favourite, look no further than Burberry, of course.
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