The first official day of Autumn is September 23rd : now, we don’t know who writes the facts or decides these things but anyone who strictly abides by that rule has clearly never been to the UK before. Be it because we don’t really have a summer or because by mid August, you can already find boots and faux furs at the local Topshop, we are not too fussy about the precise day that marks the beginning of Autumn. In order not to be completely unprepared by the time London fashion week rolls by, we’ve done our research on the biggest AW15 trends and thought we’d share them with you – Happy (early) Autumn!
70s baby (and 60s, and 80s)- The seventies vibes were everywhere this summer and they will continue into Autumn (think fringes, flared trousers and tan) yet this AW, the seventies mood is also stretching into its adjacent decades and taking pink lips and ballerina chic inspiration from the 60s whilst keeping an eye on the future and channeling the structured tailoring of the 80s and concentrating it in single block colours such as red. Take Alexis Mabille’s AW15 Couture offering, for example, where 60s pastels are refreshed with the on trend structured tailoring of the 80s.
Geography Matters- It has always been a vital form of inspiration for designers yet this AW15, effectively wearing your city has never been cooler. Take a fashion cue from Valentino and their ‘Mirabilia Romae’ collection which offers an innovative yet nostalgic take on AW15 as traditional Roman draping meets a straight, almost masculine tailoring and the evocative splashes of red are juxtaposed with one shouldered designs. And yes lace up shoes ,whether sandals or ballerinas, are here to stay.
A Splash of Burgundy – Whether on the High Street, Couture Shows or every other beauty desk, red’s more wearable cousin not only remains Pantone’s undiscussed colour of the year (Marsala) but also plays a major passe-partout role in Autumn due to its all round versatility. Burgundy is incredibly flattering in place of red which can, at times, be unforgiving, and on accessories, it adds a rich intensity and edge to any dreary Autumn outfit. However, our favourite kind of Burgundy is in our beauty bags – think wine stained lips and dab a lipstick in the shade onto lips or revolutionise a tired summer bronze smokey eye by using a rich reddy brown shade instead as seen on Christian Dior’s Ready to Wear AW15 collection.
The Squiggles Team