Ways to Wear: Autumn/ Winter 2017 Trends
From head-to-toe red to the versatility of velvet, we break down the appeal of the key autumn/winter trends and how to master them.
1. Seeing red
Fashion’s obsession with pink has given way to something altogether more virile. ‘Power red’, as it was coined in the Autumn/Winter 2017 shows, is a vibrant, punchy shade that demands attention. Yet this is a colour not to feel intimidated by, the colour of the moment is distinctly wearable when broken down into modern separates, everyday casuals, playful accessories and sophisticated eveningwear. We recommend the Marylou Lace Dress as an easy way to tackle this bold trend. The elegant close-fitting shape feels contemporary yet feminine, while the lace fabric is timeless. Keep accessories simple with Circle Stud Earrings and a block heel sandal in sumptuous black velvet.
Shop the Marylou Lace Dress.
2. Velvet crush
Printed, crushed, devoré - velvet’s many iterations are testament to its versatility. With its tactile softness and gleaming finish, velvet’s natural richness refreshes eveningwear styles - think belted tailored two pieces and brocade dresses with edgy open backs. And in a colour palette of rich jewel tones, our signature clutches are updated in stamped velvets perfect for enlivening a little black dress. Wear the Crushed Velvet Wrap Jacket with slim-fitting black trouser and artful gold earrings for an understated approach, or pair with the matching Velvet Wide-leg Trouser for total elegance.
3. Fun fur
Swap the seriousness of a black wool coat for exciting, touch-me textures of hyper-fluffy shearlings in antique pink or colour blocked Toscana sheepskins. Our classic sheepskin gilet has a subtle yet playful chevron design for autumn/winter that will instantly add a luxurious layer to your look. For full opulence, our patchwork Hema Sheepskin Coat is welcomed back this season - updated in an all-over khaki and a marbled white and grey style - and promises to add an understated elegance to your off-duty jeans and slip-on loafers.
Shop the Hema Mix Short Sheepskin Coat.
4. Tone it down
Not only did many designers send head-to-toe tonal looks down the catwalk, attendees of fashion week were spotted incorporating multiple tones of one (or sometimes two) colours in their look. The key to getting this trend right? Swap all black or navy for light heather greys or warm camels and keep the silhouette streamlined and uncomplicated. We recommend the Dolman Horizontal Rib Knit and pairing it with the Cashmere Mix Knitted Skirt to easily master this trend. Not only does the look feel contemporary with a high-fashion edge, it is also incredibly snug for the winter. Offset this look with one accessory in a contrasting hue, ideally red. We suggest the Rowan Suede Boot as an easy step into this new season colour trend.
5. Winter florals
No longer synonymous with the vibrant hyper-florals of summer, this autumn-winter florals turn to the dark side. Think botanics in full bloom, wild English gardens and overgrown countryside fields in a rich palette of jewel tones and embroidered floral motifs on luxurious fabrics. With a feminine fit and flare silhouette and all-over print, the Belize Print Dress is cut in textured silk dobby fabric. Pair with modern block-heel boots in khaki suede and our signature soft leather Agnes Biker to give these florals a tougher edge.
Shop the Belize Print Silk Dobby Dress.