BRACING FOR THE URBAN COLD IN STYLE
BY YUKI BARTON
FUR – CHLOE
Fur was a favourite for many designers this season, coming in many variations from bold colours and patterns, to rich jewel tones with voluminous shapes. We loved Chloe’s simple approach in a deep emerald with an elongated silhouette, modernized with a matching blouse and skirt.
SHEARLING BOMBER – ALTUZARRA
The classic aviator-style shearling bomber is back in full swing this fall adorning leather lapels and trims. Perfect for bracing the urban cold in style, we love the practicality of this trend, especially when it pairs so easily with everything from your favourite jeans to a sleek midi dress.
DUSTY PINK – ALBERTA FERRETI
Although it is unexpected for fall, blush and dusty pinks was seen on runways from Ulla Johnson, Delpozo, and Alberta Ferretti. The key for incorporating this trend is to choose fall fabrics such as velvet or incorporate it into pieces such as turtleneck knits and coats.
EIGHTIES SHOULDER – PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO
The 80s came back in a huge way across all cities this fall, and proof of it was visible in the form of exaggerated shoulders, big ruffles, and miniskirts. Our particular favourite was the one shoulder top at Philosophy di Lorenzo appropriately paired with high-shine trousers.
NAVAL OUTERWEAR – TOMMY HILFIGER
Naval and military inspired outerwear kept reappearing across runways in a variety of forms at Prada, John Galliano, Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. Nautical overcoats in almost floor-length pieces will be worth the investment in the coming colder months.
CHECKS – BRIONI
Although it isn’t a new or unexpected trend, we love checks for its classic, tailored look, which was done especially well at Bottega Veneta and Brioni this fall. For an extra polished look, we recommend layering the pattern head to toe like this monochrome ensemble.
TRACKSUIT – BURBERRY
Another ode to the ‘80s, tracksuits are back in an updated and colourful way. Everything from red, white, and navy ensembles at Tommy Hilfiger to understated skinny gray or black versions at Tim Coppens, you can take your pick of how you want to incorporate it. We especially liked the urban twist at Burberry and their pairing of the deep green zip-up with high-shine bottoms.
POWDER BLUE – AMI
For those who want to add some extra colour to the shorter days ahead we suggest trying some sky blue outerwear. Versace, Ami, and MSGM all showed off knee-length coats paired with mono- chrome accessories.
MILITARY – BALMAIN
The military/navy trend is very popular this season in menswear as well as women’s, and comes in a variety forms. From casual commando inspired knits at Rag & Bone, to luxurious detailing at Balmain, everyone can find a way to incorporate their personal style within this trend.
EXTRA-LONG SLEEVES – MAISON MARGIELA
Having extra-long sleeves is a trend that is taking on the masses this season, made popular by Vetements, a new design collective that has taken on the fashion world by a storm. Maison Margiela featured a very easy-going approach to the trend, with a turtleneck layered under a coat, ideal for casual outings.