The bold and the beautiful | AW18
This autumn signals a more forthright approach to dressing.
Those with maximalist tendencies can luxuriate in the play-off between texture and print. While the modern sophisticate will find solace in slouchy tailoring, utility-inspired outerwear and a crisp seasonal palette of bitter chocolate, dusty mauve, winterberry and gold.
When it comes to the season ahead the old idiom is tilted: more is most definitely more.
The silhouette is fluid and feminine, but has inherent strength.
Louche shirt dresses and wrap-around silk bodices are anchored by tougher footwear, with over the knee boots and lace-up details bringing the attitude.
Rich, unexpected textures reign supreme.
From teddy bear shearlings to buttery leathers, glistening velvets and prismatic jacquards – these fabrics are anything but ordinary.
If print is our thing, then this season is no exception.
Silvery forest ferns, geometric seed pods and wild autumnal florals – British horticulture inspires our esoteric handwriting this autumn-winter.
Yet these are not prints you tire of easily.
They have a modernity and confidence that future-proofs your wardrobe, creating timeless pieces with 24/7 sensibilities, not flash in the pan trends.
For the sartorially laid-back, classic animal motifs in sophisticated neutrals feel right for 2018.
A bold tiger stripe rendered in tobacco tones on a sweater and a trompe l’oeil leopard jumpsuit make for easy additions to your weekday wardrobe.
A celebration of the bold and the beautiful, this collection can be defined by its easy maximalism and crisp, considered undertones. This is your new season dress code.