According to the likes of the high-end fashion magazines like Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, the trends coming off the catwalk this Autumn/Winter are an eclectic mix of everything from feminine 40’s glamour to androgynous boyish chic.
It appears that us fashionista’s really will have the pick of an amazing array of exciting pieces to fill our autumn/winter wardrobes, depending what best suits your figure or style, I can certainly guarantee there will be something out there to satisfy your fashion cravings - below are a few of the best trends along with the catwalk examples to wet your appetite.
Enjoy keeping an eye out for these trends to hit the stores very soon.....we may as well embrace our intriguing and exciting A/W wardrobe now as it seems our summer wardrobe is destined for storage once again...
First up is Fashionista's Going Potty for Prints.....
One thing for certain this A/W 2011 is that the globe will be going potty for prints. Whether it is t-shirts, skirts, jackets or shirts, every capsule A/W wardrobe will not be complete without an item of clothing fashioning one or more of the tapestry of decorative patterns available to us fashionistas.
The array of stunning, decorative patterns on offer to us this A/W are monochrome polka dots, opulent florals, earthy paisley’s and elaborate motifs, all set in sophisticated shift dresses, relaxed tunics, elegant pencil skirts, tapered trousers and fierce shoes. The main rule with prints is, have fun with them and enjoy playing with them to create your own true identity and style. If you are feeling particularly brave, then clash the prints together to create a high impact, uber trendy fashionable look.
Autumn/Winter is the season for the lady as forties glamour is resurrected in retailers across the UK. If you ever wanted to play to your sophisticated side, this A/W is the time. Designers have brought to the catwalk tailored pencil skirts, trousers and jackets that must be paired with pearls, furs, gloves and shrugs to achieve the perfect 40's glamorous look. It will be like playing dress-up in your mum's clothes and adding as much of her jewellery as you possibly could...but this time the clothes will fit & you will be able to parade down the high street in them not just your hallway.
The 40's glamour is such a lady-like, feminine and sophisticated style that can flatter most shapes and sizes. The tailored nature of the clothes help women to accentuate and embrace their curves by nipping and tucking in all the right places. Pair with slim belts and opulent accessories to achieve a sophisticated and glamorous look that is both sexy and very smart. Heels are a must for this trend.
Frolicking with Fetish
The fetish look was very apparent on the catwalk for A/W with an abundance of leather, lace, frills, zips, straps and sheer silk – all in the classic black, of course. When this trend converts to the high streets there is no doubt it will be toned down but your A/W wardrobe would not be complete without a little lace-trimmed skirt, leather obi belt, or sheer blouse which can be paired with black sheer tights and black stilettos. Even if you don't go overboard, I am sure every fashionista will be tempted to sex up their wardrobe with a little sexy lace or leather, here or there! Just don’t wear too many of these pieces together or the look may look a little too vampy and trampy!
The trend to encourage boys to dress like girls is back once again with the arrival of pinstripes, oversized shirts and jackets and cummerbunds. Despite an attempt to hide all our womanly curves underneath oversized, boyish clothes, the designers have gone to town to sex up the androgynous look with girlie sequins, heels and plunging necklines. The tapered trousers and wide cummerbund belts may work for most girls but mainly slim ones however the buttoned up shirt trend is a look that only works for girls with smaller breasts, for girls with larger breasts and pussybow shirt with a plunging neckline may work better.