What You Need To Know Now For Autumn Style
While we slowly edge into the new season, it’s a great time of year to take an overview of what the International Designers have mapped out for 2020. In some ways here in the Southern hemisphere we have a slight edge, because the Fashion Shows dictating the Northern Hemispheres autumn/winter 2020/21 trends are taking place right now. So, from the catwalks of New York to London to Milan, the fashion forecast is available, and ready for us to take inspiration from to ensure we start our autumn in style.
Leather It Up
All over leather is a hot look for 2020/21, as seen on the current catwalks – and with autumn upon us, we are seasonally positioned to do it here first! Perfect for the approach into cooler months, a leather item (or two) in your wardrobe can be guaranteed to earn its keep. While there is a huge surge in popularity for vegan leather, traditional leather is still hard to beat. The beauty of leather is that in recent years it has segued from casual wear to everything from office to evening. Gone are the days of hard, restrictive hides – now leather is butter soft, stretchy and moulds to your body. Manufacturing innovations ensure that it can be crafted into the most stunning styles. Throw into the mix that that the trend is leaning towards coloured versions, and you have a wardrobe staple.
Cooper Petal To The Metal Jacket $899, Cooper Blazer Force Jacket $899, Cooper Lickety Split Skirt $699, Coop Biker Boss Jacket $499
‘Showpiece’ knits were featured in New York, from the sweater dress to the poncho – there was a really textural feel to what was being shown. Meanwhile in London the humble sweater was elevated to an eveningwear addition. Whichever way you go, the jumper is an autumn must have – and rather than a staple, this one may have to be re-invented to become the hero of your outfit.
Random Billi Sweater $189, Lamb Knit Top $179, Zacket And Plover Tweed Coatigan $189, Ink Time Keeper Sweater $169, Random Carrie Roll Neck $199
Oh yes please! Jackets nipped in at the waist as opposed to just the oversized we saw last year. Pants, shirt dresses, you name it, there’s a check in it. These checks have been tailored to perfection, which means that you feel fantastic when you wear them.
Random Jackie Jacket $285, Random Maggie Pant $195, Maud Dainty Road Trip Jacket $420, Maud Dainty Boot Skirt $329, Trelise Cooper Trenchial Rain Coat $749, Trelise Cooper Fox Trot Trouser $449, Sabatini Houndstooth Coat $599
Say It With Flowers
Back in the shows from last September floral was a big feature in anticipation of European spring; it was shown extensively on the catwalk, and rose prints were particularly prevalent. However the floral theme was also huge at the New York show for the coming autumn – which was a bit of a twist to mix up seasonal pre-conceptions.
Moss & Spy Beatrice A Line Dress $789, Blak Blossom Dress $199, Curate The Duster Woman Kimono $329, Sills Demi Floral Shirt $349, Moss & Spy Hazel Dress $979
2019’s penchant for the micro bag has passed, and in a true fashion back lash, one of the main trends to come is - the bigger the better. A sigh of relief from anyone who tried to ram anything more than their sunnies and phone into a tiny vessel; there is a certain amount of joy in knowing you can shove everything bar the kitchen sink into your daily bag, and still look cool as a cucumber.
Elk Karia Large Bag $335, Lilly Soffy Bag $299, Asmara Merga Leather bag $229, Art N Vintage River Hobo Bag $389, Asmara Carvo Tote $249
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Written By Nicky Adams