Yet another season of fashion month has just come to a close and, as per usual, we kept a close eye on all incoming trends. From larger-than-life hats to delicate florals and citrus yellows – these are the seven trends we’re looking forward to wearing come autumn…
1. Rainbow jewellery
Quirky jewellery was on the accessory agenda this season: we spotted paperclips and multi-coloured gems on the runways from Stella McCartney to Gucci. Take notes, as these will certainly be a fun way to brighten up your wardrobe when it gets grey outside.
2. Power shoulders
Trust us, big shoulders will be one of the biggest trends of the whole year. This fashion month, the power-dressing staple defined Givenchy and Alexander McQueen’s collections and was elevated by silk draping and colour-pop fabrics.
3. Chunky platform boots
Everyone loves a good pair of chunky boots, and this fashion month they re-emerged at Marni and Prada. The newness? Vinyl finishes, car tyre soles and tassel shoelaces. Go for a bright red pair for added punk-appeal.
4. Ruffled winter florals
Florals might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to winter dressing, but designers always love to break rules. At Giambattista Valli floral dresses were styled with feathery heels, whereas Louis Vuitton went for dark tights and flat Western boots.
5. Citrus yellows
Yellow continues to be a major colour trend – no matter the season. Our favourite citrus-coloured pieces on the runway were Fendi’s Retro-vinyl trench and Marc Jacobs’ sweeping off-shoulder evening gown.
6. OTT headwear
Long gone are thoughts of a plain beret or beanie: hats go above and beyond this time around. From a veiled bucket hat at Christian Dior to rebooted jester-esque pieces at Loewe, headwear just got a lot more interesting…
7. New knitwear
How to make knitwear cooler? On the Burberry runway knotted silhouettes added texture and interest, and at JW Anderson braided yarns took centre stage on vertically-striped oversized jumpers.