I don’t quite know what it is, but as soon as July hits I get an instant urge to start preparing for my Autumn/ Winter wardrobe, when really I should be starting to enjoy the summer weather that has taken so long to arrive (or at least in Glasgow anyway). This year has been no different and I am extremely keen to start pulling together outfits for next season, especially since there are so many trends that I can’t wait to try out.
The trends for Autumn/ Winter vary from designer to designer. We saw masculinity and androgyny at Chanel last fashion week, a take on different eras: the forties and the sixties at Miu Miu and Prada respectively but my favourite trend has to be the comeback of 90s grunge and the use of harder fabrics such as leathers and glossy pvc, rougher edges through the use of studs and spikes, giving fashion a domintarix spin.
The main statements I’m hoping to implement into my look next season is simplistic make-up, using bold colours on my lips such as purple and black, crosses will be the print/shape I will definitely be trying out with maybe some feathers a la Ungaro, sheer tights, grungy knits with plenty of rips and holes, armour jewellery… the list goes on
Take a look below at some of my fashion inspiration for next season, can’t wait to start rolling out the trends….
What are you’re favourite trends for AW11 and what inspires you? Tellus
Bernard Chandran really knows the definition of fierce. His AW11 collection would make any woman empowered, confident and glamorous. In the new BFC space on Northumberland Avenue, Malaysian-born designer brought bold and confident pop colours, feathers and directional peplums. Hues of scarlet red, bright orange and fuchsia were shown on miniskirts in luxe fabrics and textures dramatizing the catwalk. Lace-up ankle boots designed by Guiseppe Zanotti colour coordinated the outfit completing the full on, in-your-face colour blocking.
Love the carpet/shrug she’s caring behind her. Fierce.
A plethora of fabrics were used including lace, leather, silk, jersey and velvet reinventing evening wear and creating texturised paneling. Silhouettes were nipped at the waist and structured with black patent leather petal-shaped overhangs that were more avant-garde then red carpet. Feathers floated down in shades of fuchsia and deep black as front rowers glared at each other in awe. My favourite piece was the all-in-one, jumpsuit covered in delicate black feathers and jewels highlighting Bernards Asian tradition and instinctive attention to detail.
With rumours that he’ll be moving to thr main schedule next season and celebrities like Mr Hudson, Diana Vickers and Keisha Buchanan seated front row, Chandran is undoubtedly one to follow.
Images courtesy of Glamour.co.uk