Being conventional is now considered passé. And fall fashion is all about a good mix of different trends that create something unique to suit your personal style. This fall, the moral of the season just might be that there is no single, defining point of view — diversity in silhouette, style and substance is what makes fashion great. So all you trendsetters and go-getters out there, how do you plan to stand out in style? Here’s a sneak peek:
Let’s get officious
No explanation needed here. Designers from Stella McCartney to Victoria Beckham served no-frills takes on power women this season. The silhouettes were perhaps inspired by pantsuit legend Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Trend Tip: Avoid boring combinations and add a bit of pizzazz to your ensemble. How to get that going? Smart casual jackets or blazers with Oxford shirts and fitted trousers make for a great work-wear combo. Take it up a notch with collar-less coats or trench dresses.
Rei Kawakubo’s favorite colour, red, ruled the runways far and wide this Fall/Winter 2017 collections. Designers from Miuccia Prada to Donatella Versace created slinky dresses in bright cherry, while Monse and Proenza Schouler provided asymmetric and artful options in the bold colour.
Trend Tip: Capitalise on textural effects such as ruffles, velvet details, pleats and sequins to add drama to the monotone hue. Choose your accessories with care, since you don’t want extra bling taking away from the red.
Where to Shop: Take your pick from Bebe, they have a variety of gowns and formal dresses to get you ready for that red-carpet look.
Joyous pastel puff coats appeared everywhere from Marni to Miu Miu this season. In macaron colours and bold silhouettes, from oversize at MSGM to couture-cut at Louis Vuitton, these toppers are bound for street style success. It was all about boosting the ordinary till it became extraordinary.
Trend Tip: Go with a preppy combo of a bright-coloured sweater with a pair of de-stressed jeans. For extra warmth (and style!) choose a neutral pom-pom hat and tote to polish the look together. For footwear, invest in a great pair of snow boots that will go a long way and last years! (Extra points for coordinating your laces with the colour of your puffer jacket!)
When you hear plaid, you typically think of ’90s grunge. But this season is all about the bright plaid from the ’70s. The versatile print was crafted into classic coats at Prada, statement pants at Tome, and even premiered as a formal gown at Jenny Packham.
Trend Tip: Team up plaid with pinstripes, tweeds and other eye-catching prints and weaves for a chic take on the classic pattern.
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