It's that time of year again. When the chilly winds blow and the skies darken early, it can be safely said that it's winter. From pious prints to grunge, this season has a trend for everyone. Here are the top 5 trends of the season to hep you stay in vogue:
The first look, Grunge:
Meadham Kirchhoff's picture of winter was enshrouded in a sombre display of shiny leathers. Taking the traditionally rebellious fabric and modifying to a more ditzy, quaint designs of dresses and skirts. Grunge can be feminine. Not exactly the most comfortable of collections to wear, Versace composed a vicious aesthetic alluding to the safety pin dress donned by Elizabeth Hurley. Bondage straps embellished outfits of fastened leather dresses worn with oversized statement coats. Glossy leather offers a sleek way to look good in the cold.
The second look, Tomboy:
Embracing all sides of the clothing spectrum was Ralph Lauren. A velvety explosion of neo-classicism straight from the gritty Victorian streets, the collection is the antidote to mannish tailoring. Shiny brogues and knee-high boots balanced out a masculine foray sprinkled with quirky girly details. Streamlined silhouettes were made of ruffled shirts, pleated trousers and slouchy coats. Be one of the boys.
The print, Tartan:
Emerging out of the autumnal runway is the perennially fashionable pattern tartan. The print can be taken in two ways. The raw red tartan present in Moschino is a mawkishly corrupt trip to the Scottish highlands. The typical red/green tartan is paired with hues of brown and contrasted with black leather buckles. Whereas Louis Vuitton uses a more subdued tartan to create a simple and graceful statement. Whether you go for the prim and proper or the grungy look, tartan is the most wintry pattern you can find.
The colour, Pink:
Pink is the new black, apparently. Fluffy, whimsical teddy-bear textured pink coats graced the floors of the Carven runway. Pinafore dresses were also given the pastel pink treatment. Dusty shades of pink were seen in Mulberry. Against the usual bleak colours of grey and black that Winter is known for, pink became a pop of quaint delight, making it the perfect accent colour in a fashion maven's pallette.
The pieces, the cape & turtleneck:
Don't think of a turn of the century librarian here. The cape can make an elegant addition to a woman's wardrobe and this Winter is the perfect time to do so. For J. W. Anderson unleashed a team of refined caped crusaders, the tonal colours of browns and whites provoking a minimalist look. Echoing this sense of tasteful simplicity was Pringle of Scotland's turtlenecks. An essential layering piece, from block colours to jaquard weaves, the turtleneck is a highly versatile piece.
Winter is the time of year when temperatures plummet and we all wear corny Christmas jumpers. But it can be the perfect opportunity to reinvent your style one layer at a time.