From Carvalli’s flaming catwalk to Moschino’s McDonald & Sponge Bob Square Pants collection, there was certainly a variety of stand out looks that could become big trends next season.
Taking a look across the board, here are my predictions….
Red – Flame and blood reds were a bold & popular colour choice (seen by designers such as Zac Posen, Roberto Carvalli, Kenzo, D&G, Valention & Tom Ford)
Pastels – In contrast to your usual winter colours pastels will become a tran-seasonal trend from summer months (Ralph Lauren, Miu, Miu and Christopher Kane, Gucci, Giambattista Valli).
Burnt orange & browns –Typical autumnal browns mixed with rusty oranges (Saci, Missioni, Burberry, Emillio Pucci)
Monochrome – was all over the catwalk again for AW and although it may not be picked up as key ‘fashion colours’, many top designers favoured it (Céline, Jil Sander, Moschino, Cavalli, KTZ, Tom Ford, Giambattista Valli )
Jewels -In particular cobalt and amethyst blue & Jade green (Jean Paul Gaultier, Saci, Dior, Roland Mouret, Balenciaga, Versace, Orsman, Antonio Berardi)
Grey – Although there were some collections in head to toe grey, most combined different shades of the colour (Giorgio Armani, Prada, MaxMara, Antonio Berardi & Michael Kors)
Oversized coats – These are here to stay. Rounded shoulders, oversized collars, statement pockets and longer length is the style we’ve been seeing (Hermez, Kenzo, Vionet, Chanel & Prada)
Fur coats– are a trend we’ve seen for a while, but designers are getting more adventurous with colours, patters & embellishments. ( St Lauren, Tom Ford & Marc Jacobs, Roberto Carvali, Erdem, Emmanuelle Pucci)
Capes, short sleeve or sleeveless coats – Capes are a trend we are used to, but shorter sleeve & completely sleveless have become an updated twist on the trend (St Laurent, Chloe, Dior, DSquared2, D&G, MaxMara)
Boyfried suits – I mentioned this in my last blog from Pure, but the boyfriend look is a big trend for AW. Androgynous, relaxed tailored trouser suits are key pieces. (Tom Ford, Christopher Kane, Daks, Givinchy Viktor & Rolf)
Texture – There was a lot of raised texture on the catwalks and I predict this will be a BIG TREND, where prints are favoured by embellishments and textiles include fur (Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Roberto Carvali) Embroidery (Emiliano Pucci, Oscar De larenta, Etro) raised knits(Channel, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Kenzo) and quilting (Temperley London, Miu Miu, Dior)
Winter Shine/Space Age – Weather you go for metallics, iridescent or wet look materials, it was seen on a variety of sports lux items, coats, suits & even shoes. (Chanel, St Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Iris Van Harpen, Moschino)
Winter Floral’s – We see this time & time again and this season we saw a variety of prints and colours (E.Ungaro, D&G, Louis Vuitton, Ellie Saab, Marras, MSGM, Peter Pilotto, Giambattista Valli)
Fringing – This was one the the trends predicted by WGSN which seems to have been picked up by some of the designers. I’m not so sure of this one personally though! (Altuzarra, Roberto Carvalli, Valentino, Roland Mouret)
Enchanted animals– Think fairytale, oriental animals; butterfly’s & birds (Valentino, D&G, Vivienne Westwood, Carvalli & Giles)
Sheer – We may just be getting our head around this trend, but it seems to be here to stay for winter. (Valentino, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Fendi, Donna Karan)
Turtle necks, A-line skirts & 60’s -Short A-line skirts with high neck tops are key along with a nod to the 60’s ( Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Maxime Simoens, David Korma)
Stripes – This is another trend set to continue seen on items ranging from coats to dresses (Emanuel Ungaro, Maxime Simoens, Vivienne Westwood, Isabel Marant, Balenciga, Dries Van Noten, Bottega Veneta)
Industrial inspired print – This was part of the macro trend ‘industrial evolution’ I mentioned in my previous blog, think rusty metal and speckled/scratched prints (Celine, John Galliano, Maxime Simoens)
Military – This is going to be a big trend for menswear, and we’ll also see it for women’s as well. Look for thick fabrics, functional pockets, embellishments and raincoats (Balmain, Emilio Pucci, Versace, Hunter Origional)
Origami & Pop Art – My curve ball trend! think structured folds and pop art inspired prints (Peter Pilotto, Issa, Valentino)
I could go on with this list as animal prints, Indian/tribal prints seem to be popular as well, but, well I’m sure you’ve scrolled down my blog enough for now!