For the fashion workshop I recently hosted, I was required to put together a trend report taking inspiration from the AW16 runways and make them apply to the looks available in stores on the high-street.
Here is the breakdown of trends I discussed at the event and some examples of the items my models wore…
The 70’s comeback dominated the runways with their fringed accessories, paisley prints and of course the denim flares.
The runways were rich in texture with faux furs, leather and Victorian lace and the colour of the season is red… from pillar box to warm berry.
Touches of metallic were used to accessorise and to add Christmas sparkle to plainer outfits.
Shoes have remained pointy and high, with Aquazurra owning the open laced up styles that I am sure you have seen in all the shop windows and that I have some great examples of today!
The poncho or blanket coat has been carried over from last season’s boho trends and biker chic has been updated for AW16 to a far more sophisticated style worn with silks and elegant shoes.
Valentino and Emillio Pucci revived the monochrome palette with bold accessories and Victoria Beckham took oversized bags to a whole new level.
When it comes to make up, a dewy fresh glow, subtle browns on the eyes and warm berry shades for the lips were popular on the ‘ready-to-wear’ catwalks whilst popping lips and heavy liners were more focused on the couture shows.