As the summer fades into an autumn chill, a wardrobe revamps could be all you need to stave off the inevitable autumn blues. With fashion houses looking back to the 90’s and drawing inspiration from vibrant patterns, AW18 shows have featured some serious statement pieces. From feline to footwear, here are the 5 top Autumn/Winter trends for 2018.
Animal prints have undergone a huge revival, so it’s time to overlook your preconceptions tying leopard print to the likes of Kat Slater and think more Haute Couture. With animal prints making an appearance at the vast majority of AW18 shows, this is one trend it will be impossible to avoid, whether you’re shopping luxury or high street.
To throw it back to the 90’s one more time, Logo prints are coming back. Logo bags, Logo scarves, Logo dresses, Logo sweats. Anything it’s feasible to stamp a logo on has a logo on. Prada, Fendi and Gucci are all heavy contributors to this trend, introducing futuristic Logo prints on numerous pieces.
High fashion, and free advertising for the brand, it’s a win-win.
To brighten up the dull grey sky and add contrast to the multitude of browns you’ll be wearing this season, try scarf prints. Bringing a much-needed dose of colour to the autumn, Jacquemus, Saint Laurent, Richard Quinn and Toga have delivered an array of intense silk prints to the AW18 runway.
As the leaves turn brown, your wardrobe should follow suit, with shades of brown from deep mahogany to an orangey rust taking over the AW18 Catwalks. A colour which carries tonal depth and an earthy feel, this trend gives a strong autumnal feel to all.
Boots are back in all variations, as the leaves fall keep yourself looking crisp from the ground and take this trend in your stride. Calvin Klein’s past few seasons have had strong Cowboy connotations, from shirt to shoes, with this season being no exception. The rest of the fashion world has followed suit with Zara and other high street brands offering affordable takes on these styles.
A final key trend, that most will be excited for the return of, is layering. A practical and stylish way to enter the colder months of the year, the AW18 runways were awash with interesting layering techniques – from wearing two coats at Maison Margiela to more intense layering, like dresses over jeans alongside coats over blazers at Lemaire, layering is a bandwagon we can all happily jump onto.