Thursday, 6 August 2009

Autumn/Winter Trend Predictions

With Autumn/Winter just around the corner I’ve decided it’s time to take a look at what trends will make it from the catwalk to the high street, so here is my look at the hotly tipped looks for next season.

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Apparently power dressing is back! Hopefully not quite as garish as the outfits sported by Joan Collins in Dynasty, but none the less, shoulders and trousers suits are making a welcome return. This time around shoulders are a bit more structured and paired with a cinched waist creating a more feminine silhouette. Already seen on the catwalks of Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent and D&G this trend looks set to stay. Pair with 7/8 length trousers leaving your ankle exposed, or a longer length, structured skirt to perfect the modern take on 80s power dressing.

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Things have taken a rather royal turn, with D&G showing a collection heavily influenced by the monarchy. Heavy fabrics, specifically velvet is set to be in, paired with broaches and corsets and embellished with ruffles and lace, taking style notes from Marie Antoinette. Whilst things may not be quite as lavish day to day, velvet in rich jewel tones is something to watch out for.

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Thigh High Boots

These were all over the catwalks but translating it to everyday wear may be difficult, if they’re too high or the wrong fabric you could end up looking more like should be loitering on street corners waiting for a middle aged man in a Mondeo to give you the nod. If you want to play it safe maybe it’s best to stick to just over the knee styles in suede to avoid giving the wrong impression. I’m personally not to sure on these; surely anything over the knee would be impractical and difficult to walk in. Certainly anything too embellished like Louis Vuitton showed might be just a bit too OTT.

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