I recently attended the trend seminar by the worlds leading trend analysers WGSN and blow are the predictions of what we will be wearing for autumn/winter 2015.
Having been at London Collections:Men (see menswear trends) which is often a good indicator to what the womenswear trends will be, this seminar helps to understand the main themes we will start to see during fashion week over the next few days which I will be blogging about later.
In a nut shell, the 70’s trend looks set to stay for next season!
Following on the jeans trend we will see for summer, indigo blue is expected to be popular in outerwear & dresses as well. Greys are moving towards a darker masculine trend with pastel & orange highlights used to lift the darker colours. Orange will be a popular colour that hits on the 70’s trend alongside the camel & browns. Neutrals were seen at London Collections:Men so we expect to see it again during fashion week & pastels will be more of an ethereal grey/goth/smoky colour. Teal will be a strong for partywear.
PRINT & PATTERN
Patterns are making a comeback for A/W15 in a more abstract animal print as seen here in the pre/fall AW15 collections.
HOUNDSTOOTH, GINGHAM & PLAID
Classic houndstooth, plaids & ginghams are updated in oversized prints, mismatching patterns and the use of ombré.
Colour blocking will be updated using a mirror image, positive/negative style that turns a basic item into a statement piece.
Last season’s Burberry blanket was the most photographed item all season, so the geometric tribal pattern is set to be a popular trend for A/W. Seen in stripes, blocks & warm autumnal colours.
This ethnic, folk trend looks set to follow from the darker florals & 70’s seen in the summer & was popular in the designers pre-fall collections.
COMFORT & TRUCKER JACKETS
Masculine, comfort dressing is still popular but with more feminine influences in layering, texture & belting.
The leather trucker jacket in a smooth mat leather and in boxy silhouettes will update the biker.
Maxi-trenchs will take a classic style into a fashion lead item due to its new longer length.
SLEEVELESS TAILORED COAT
This is a trend we have already started to see and isn’t going away for A/W15 as its perfect for layering over knitwear or jackets and with culottes.
KIMONO & SLEEVELESS
Kimono shapes are expected to continue from the summer into warmer outerwear pieces.
Unstructured oversized coats with shorter, more feminine sleeve lengths that offer a layering style direction will be key.
YETTI & TUNICS
Yetti coats will be more of an experimental statement option in bright colours.
Tunics are big for SS15 and are expected to continue for A/W over shirt dresses etc or used as a tabard. Its worth noting that poncho’s were seen a lot on the Llondon Collections:Men catwalks (see menswear trends) as they are a cheaper way to wear a trend, so this is expected to be popular next season for womenswear as well.
LONG LINE BLOUSE & WHITE POLO NECK
Longline blouses are blurring the line between shirts & dresses but for A/W it will be the lighter weight material we will be seeing to give it that feminine edge and making it perfect for layering.
White polo neck’s will be the basics for A/W giving a clean, graphic silhouette and working effortlessly with key items like dresses and sleeveless outerwear & blazers.
These have been popular with celebs and are set to be a major trend piece that updates the 3/4 length skirt.
WIDE LEG TROUSERS
The 70’s trend for S/S is set to be around for A/W as well so the wide leg trouser slightly flared will be key. Paired with trainers for that effortless chic look.
CASUAL TAPERED TROUSER & FIVE POCKET JEAN
Casual tapered trousers will be an easy more formal look for the winter.
The new shape of jeans for A/W will be 1990’s five pocket jean, an updated look from the boyfriend jean.
KNEE LENGTH WRAP SKIRT
We have seen the wrap skirt before, but for A/W we will be seeing this longer midi length in particular a pencil shape.
Aline skirts & dresses are expected to be a popular shape in particular in the suede material which will be key next season.
Kimono is a shape we will be seeing for summer & one that will continue for A/W to update the shift dress in minimal styling.
Sheer dresses are expected to be a great party dress option for A/W either with embellishments or by layering. Popular with ceelbrities and seen in the pre-fall catwalks
FABRIC & DETAIL
SUEDE & RUGGED TEXTURE
Keeping the 70’s trend, suede mixes casual & formal but expect this fabric to be seen in other garments as well as outerwear.
Wools like teddy will give knitwear a rugged texture for A/W
Fur is a trend we have seen before, but its the arctic look with greys and a longer length outerwear that will be popular or worn as embellishments on items such as the bomber.
DRAMATIC TURN-UPS & EXTREME ADORNMENT
Turn-ups will be an easy way to update the boyfriend or five pocket jeans as well as trousers and jackets.
Extreme embellishments will again update basic items and give that party look.
COLOUR INJECTION & CONSIDERED DETAILING
To create a more refined chic sporstwear look, colour accents will be used to update classic shapes. This was popular during mens fashion week (see menswear trends) so we can expect to see it for womens as well.
Following on from the Burberry capes where celebrities had their signatures emblazoned on them, this looks like it could be popular for A/W. So expect to see monogramming on items especially around X-Mas time!
FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES
Masculine & comfort continues for A/W. Loafers with white socks can be used to create the 70’s look or pointed Oxford’s give a more feminine style. Peep Toe boots will be a great transitional boot but the pointed stiletto highlights the fact we are moving towards a more pointed shoe. In contrast, the chelsea boot will be updated with accents of colour on the heel. The Van skate style in clean white leather is popular with editorials & will be the fashionista’s choice of shoe whilst the runners we see will be embellished.
Handbags will mix functionality (places to fit technology items) with practicality in minimal styling.
As the Burberry blanket was the most photographed street style, this trend will continue with patterned blanket wraps & monogramming.
Cinched waits with longer length belts hanging loose will give masculine & layered items a more feminine look.
Single statement primal look jewelery in natural materials are expected to be popular as well.