Womenswear Fall-Winter trends For 2015July 25, 2015
This autumn there’s lots to look forward to in Womenswear Fall-Winter trends, Victorian lace, an eighties revival (yes you heard me) and shearling for the girls as well as the boys. Let’s start from the beginning shall we?
Top ten Womenswear Fall-Winter trends
Welcome back the 80s
The 80s – yes, some might want to forget it, but you’ve had your 70s summer, now prep yourself well for the autumn.
We’re talking power shoulders, ruffles, big belts with jewel toned Lurex.Yes, the entire 80s wardrobe is being celebrated, and in some circumstances being worn all at once.
You want cuffs, then have some cuffs, with fur, without fur, bell shaped and on the end of your fitted sleeve.
This ain’t no ordinary cuff, it’s a big dandyish affair so get shopping.We’re looking at gathered bell shaped cuffs, and opulent looking fur cuffs too, the catwalk gave us Celine, Gucci and Michael Kors, all favouring this most ostentatious of cuffs.
Boho is back
Boho is back and this time we’re going to have to find a deep warm place inside ourselves to embrace the poncho once more.
This year’s boho also brings us fringes, as it should, with different textures and patterns.
Also, you’ll find there’s some patchwork knits in there. The catwalks of the following designers – Burberry, Lanvin and Chloe were embracing the boho look with some enthusiasm.
Reds in every shade
Red is the colour, forget blue, its red that’s in for the girls.The boys have got their greys and we have the reds.
It can come in any shade you like, whether it’s scarlet, tomato red, crimson or a darker shade of red altogether, as long as its red. Designers promoting this most vibrant of colours were Dior, Marni and Salvatore Ferragamo.
The debutante look featured décolletage and tulip skirts (similar to the 80s) with stiff satin.
Dresses with empire lines were worn with heavy rubber shoes, and bright opera length leather gloves were worn in spray on green.
Bold and brave
Bold colours come in vivid graphic patterns from Dior and colour blocking from Jonathan Saunders.
There’s clashing colours too in there, with florals, the type of thing you’d usually see on a chair but with patchwork suede.
These florals were worn with different patterns together to create a fusion of bright colours.
There’s avant garde tailoring with draped blazers and wrap waist trousers this autumn, aiming for an androgynous look.
Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham as well as Erdem and Burberry Prorsum, are the go to designers for a bit of this, or you can always source vintage pieces to create the look yourself, combined with your own stylish touch.
Geeky is good for a glamorous look that embraces your inner geek with suede elbow patches, berets, pleated skirts and knitted hats, throw in a pair of glasses for a full on ‘prof’look.
Velvet is good with capes, dresses, flared trousers, and suits, which come in rich coloured velvet fabric – the perfect glamorous answer to cold weather on a night out.
High necks and pretty dresses
Finally, high neck lines are the order of the day such as polo necks and then layering them up with something completely different, such as a sparkly dress with spaghetti straps – a tiny bit reminiscent of 90s grunge.
Also look out for duvet dressing with quilted coats, fluffy knits and checks in graphic detail, and sweet and sour colour combinations.Anything there you like?
You can always mix and match with vintage pieces, or use vintage pieces to recreate looks from the autumn winter catwalk and introduce your own personalized additions to individualise the look.
At the end of the day it’s your body – dress it how you please.