COAT CALL – This winter sees the return of skirts worn over pants. Hollywood superstars Fred and Ginger inspired Dries Van Noten‚Äôs collection that artfully mixes masculine with feminine. The secret to this look is to combine patterned trousers with a dress in a contrasting print, and then finish it off with a fabulous faux fur.
NO NONSENSE – Ladylike meets textured chic at Gucci where black python high-waisted skirts were paired with demure box-cut cropped tweed jackets and patent leather gloves. Channel this look by mixing these three textures and proportions. Skirt waistlines and jackets sit high, while the hemlines are low.
FUN FABULOUSNESS – Fun and fabulous is Anna Sui‚Äôs style mantra and her Autumn 2013 collection is no exception. Sui plays with colour and texture this season and gives a playful nod to the ‚Äô60s. Porange ‚Äď pink, purple and orange ‚Äď remains a popular combination.
DEMURE COTURE -Texture and silhouette are key to Prada‚Äôs style direction for winter. Designer Miuccia Prada puts a twist on the classic ‚Äô50s silhouette by presenting jackets with zippers and mixed textures. When adapting this look ensure the skirt and jacket fabrics are matching.
NEW LEOPARD – The saying goes that ‚Äúleopards don‚Äôt change their spots‚ÄĚ but in Diane Von Furstenberg‚Äôs case they do. Her autumn 2013 collection features ‚ÄúLeopard Bark‚ÄĚ, a clever take on the classic leopard print. Prints and mixed media (clash of fabrics, prints and textures within a single garment) continue to be a strong trend.
SKIRTS OVER PANTS – This winter sees the return of skirts worn over pants. Hollywood superstars Fred and Ginger inspired Dries Van Noten‚Äôs collection that artfully mixes masculine with feminine. The secret to this look is to combine patterned trousers with a dress in a contrasting print, and then finish it off with a fabulous faux fur.
ARABIAN NIGHT- Combine fine silk tulle with feathers to produce an exotic mix of textures that will work your outfit to great effect. The transparent layers allow you to
BLACK BELLE – wear a hat and you’re guaranteed to turn heads. The cloche, first popular in the 1920s and again in the 1960s, is having a revival. The correct way to wear the felt, bell-shaped hat is low on the forehead with the eyes only slightly below the brim.
PERFECT PLEATS – The combination of an uneven hem with pleats adds a sophisticated twist to any dress or skirt. Pair with a textured or beaded top to complete the look.
DREAMING IN NOIR – Black is chic, figure flattering and eternally glam. this autumn, the dark modo is brightened with sequins, crystals, leather, black jewels and shiny fabrics worn with felt and wool.
SEQUIN GALAXY – Mix your blacks with textures to add depth to your look. Sequins are plumage for the modern stylist and transcend both light and day when worn this way.
BLACK TO THE FUTURE – Wearing black head-to-toe is definetly not boring if you mix matte and shiny fabrics. A key wardrobe item this season is a pair of black shinny leggings.
BACK ON BLACK – Dress up your LBD (Little Black Dress) with black accessories to achieve instant chic.