We all have that one person. That one guy who, regardless of what others might think, is the epitome of all that is suave in our eyes. Whether it’s the way that he dresses to how he carries himself with a sense of effortless cool no matter the situation, there is no denying that we all have a style icon that we aspire to.
Ditch the coat this season and face the elements in a cape. Capes have long been staple looks of the autumn, winter season for a number of years. The perfect match to any ensemble, long capes offer the ideal alternative to traditional coats thanks to designs by power houses Elle Sabb and Ralph Lauren.
Red alert! Red alert! Calling all fashionistas. From scarlet to deep tones similar to your favourite glass of claret, embracing this rich hue shows both classic chic credentials and confidence in your clothing choices. Heralded by Alexander McQueen, Fendi and Max Mara this is a style that can be transferred from work to the dancefloor with the simple addition of a few accessories.
The epitome of luxury, silver is a key trend this season. From metallic boots to icy inspired knitwear the look may seem a little out of this world but is easy to achieve. Championed by Saint Laurent and Chanel it is a trend that is sure to leave an impression.
Slick and stylish the charm of this design lies in its simplicity. Panda dials have held a hypnotic hold over watch-lovers since the 1970s with their high contrast definition making them sought after collector pieces.
Add a classic touch to your style this season with soft leather. Fine leather designs took centre stage at shows across AW17 Fashion Week, with the likes of Alexander McQueen and Hermes leading the way with their pieces. From capes to ruffled leather boots a touch of leather, whether subtle or extravagant, is a must this season.
A trend that is showing now sign of wilting anytime soon is modern florals. Not simply a look confined to the summer months, floral designs are sure to brighten up your day throughout the cold and wet winter months. Designers such as Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showed there’s more to the trend than pastel colours by showcasing multi-coloured prints on black.
Creative opulence was a key focus of Gucci’s Fashion Week offerings, with creative director Alessandro Michele showing off the boldness of the brand in all of its glory. Never a fashion house to shy away from standing out from the crowd, the recent SS18 showcase in Milan didn’t disappoint. Kooky desirables such as sparkling capes met chic coats and berets in a 80s and glam rock inspired show.
Looking to dress to impress? White is the colour to invest in. Whether flouncy and sheer, a structured suit, or a day dress with a relaxed silhouette, catwalks were awash with white tones showing designer’s love for this Spring/Summer favourite.
Because it’s beyond slick, that’s why. Summer’s alternative to black, the softer tone lightens the wrist and pairs well with everything. Petrol, royal, navy, no matter what the shade blue is the colour we’re craving.
Waves upon waves, tiered to perfection, sashayed down the runway in the form of ballerina inspired skirts and flamenco sleeves. A vehemently romantic trend, you can tone down the sweetness by choosing a simple ruffled accessory for an instant wardrobe update.
Military influence usually comes in the form of a double-breasted pea coat or a pair of desert boots, but this spring/summer saw the emergence of the casualwear jumpsuit. Choose a relaxed boiler suit and wear turned up with slides for urban city exploring.
Sportswear is back! The past few seasons sports luxe has evolved to meet demand and continues to be a street style favourite with the fashion elite. Whether it’s pairing a silk bomber with denim or donning a full tracksuit and stilettos, it is one of the most luxurious and wearable trends.
No longer just the calf raises to be working on in the gym, get ready for thigh bearing short shorts. One for the warmer climates, enjoy a more tailored silhouette and an even tan line with this summer style.