Following summer’s heatwave, it appears that our wardrobes are going to be getting much shinier through the use of glossy fabrics, much fiercer due to animal prints and even more elegant from those shoulder-grazing earring works of art.
Check out the following 9 hottest trends brought to us by Rebecca Couture Millinery that have hit the runways during the past four weeks that all of us will be wearing just as soon as the fall season hits.
Like Clueless but cooler. For fall/winter 2018, all of the catwalks were full of the geometrical print over every type of item. Don’t hesitate to double up – both Rochas and Stella showcased entire two-piece outfits that were cut out of the same cloth and the whole front row went into a swoon.
2. Shoulder-Grazing Silver Earrings
Although last season’s jewellery collection consisted of pom-pom brightly-coloured earrings, things became even bigger for AW18. And much heavier as well, we have to add. But you have the entire summer to train your ears gradually by wearing semi-heavy earrings to prepare for a winter full of glory.
3. Glossy Fabrics
Gloves, jumpsuits, coats, heels, trousers, everything is glossy this year. Lacquered fabrics are getting their special moment right now, and for next season it is shinier than ever. When paired with other kinds of tactile materials, like faux fur shoes, a tweed jacket or cable-knit sweatshirt, they definitely pack quite a punch.
4. Sequinned Dresses
A sequinned dress makes quite the impact. Anthony Vaccarello of Saint Laurent’s dedicated a half of his entire AW18 collection to this showstopper of a dress. Whether you choose a full-length of fun mini, be sure that your beauty look is kept minimal so that you don’t wander into overkill territory too far.
Hijabs, turbans, hats, hoods all made an appearance this season on quite a few designer catwalks and received a mixed response. There are some people who view using religious headwear as a form of tone-deaf cultural appropriate, but others celebrated it as a way to increase visibility for groups that mainstream fashion tends to ignore or under-represent.
6. Cowboy Boots
One of the largest footwear trends to appear on this month’s catwalks was the humble cowboy boot. Reappearing in several different guises, it was bejewelled to the absolute max by D&G (of course), while the take from Isabel Marant was much simple and for regular use. We recommend that you snap up one from both ends of the spectrum so that you have all of your bases covered.
7. Animal Prints
Although the concept might not be groundbreaking, animal print was very popular over all four fashion weeks of AW18. We loved it all – whether it was the snake-print trousers from Isabel Marant, white tiger print sweatshirt from Givenchy, or leopard-print trench coat from Victoria Beckham. Maybe we should wear them all at the same time?!
8. Mini Handbags
If you tend to stuff your tote full of unused notebooks, receipts, lip balm, spare jumpers and more, then it’s time for the clutter to be cut out. For Autumn/Winter 2018 you are only allowed to have a credit card and maybe one folded receipt – since your new handbag is going to be a miniature-sized purse. If the thought makes you break out into a cold sweat, check out Celine. They have come up with a solution that involves a rope belt that trails several mini bags from it.
Comfort is key, and several large brands have added quilting to their collections. After being on the road for a month – and sitting on those really uncomfortable fashion benches – a padded troos from Lacoste sounds really good right now.