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Autumn/Winter 15

As we bid Summer goodbye, we greet Autumn with a smile. Over here, the idea of a cooler breeze equates cooler sets of clothes – and so we wonder now the trends that will befall

As we bid Summer goodbye, we greet Autumn with a smile. Over here, the idea of a cooler breeze equates cooler sets of clothes – and so we wonder now the trends that will befall us in the next season. Here, Velvet shares the range of rainbow power coats, Victorian laces, Eighties revival and other fashion buzz that have been staged on the Autumn/Winter 2015 runway by the world’s top designers.

Bold As It Can Be

Swirling across the Dior, Pucci, Loewe and Jonathan Saunders’ collections were vivid, graphic patterns typical to dazing optical illusions. Wear top-to-toe if you’re really bold or dare to break the illusions with some retro colour blocking.

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Avant Garde Structure 

Again, the oversized and asymmetric lines are seeing a return this season with tailored proportion in Stella McCartney’s draped hero blazers and Victoria Beckham’s wrap-waist trousers. Channel less androgynous but more architectural.

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Cuff It Out

The accessories department would stand out this season since Celine showed off a beautifully-gathered bell cuffs while Michael Kors and Gucci chose to highlight the sleeves with muff-style, soft and furry panels.

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Be thy Lady

The ‘lady-who-does-lunch’ look is a craze this season, perhaps why Chanel, Balenciaga and more are enticing you to go for the sophisticated tulip skirts and décolletage-baring dresses. Prada takes this on a more contemporary approach, teaming the lady in dress with industrial rubber shoes and opera-length gloves.

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Do the Check

The check prints is always a favourite but this A/W 2015, the classic is reinvented in distorted and stretched across fluffy knits at Bottega Veneta, quilted into 3D forms at Chanel, or doused in sweet ‘n sour colour combos at Miu Miu.

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Cover with Duvet

This season, being ultra-warm is the name of the fashion game. With a splashing of super-quilted coats at Fendi, Celine and Max Mara shows, there’s every reason to snuggle.

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Blood Red

And, the colour of the season is red, scarlet or crimson – whatever you call it. The hue has been standing out at Dior, Marni, Fendi and Ferragamo’s presentations, in head-to-toe forms, displaying some of the boldest figures of the season.

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Geek is Chic

The glam bookworm chick is present in Gucci while a varsity girl has sported Tommy Hilfiger in her sleeves. Chloe, on hand, presents a librarian chic in couple suede elbow patches.

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Hello, Boho!

Another round with festival-friendly boho is swinging this A/W 2015. The look is more rustic than glam rock this time around with Burberry Prorsum, Valentino and Lanvin using on the famous boho prints and fringes in a massive texture overload. Want to know the essential boho piece for the season? Well, it’s poncho.

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Velvet

Thanks to Giorgio Armani, Alexander Wang and Christopher Kane, the ultra-soft rich coloured velvety suits, flares, dresses and capes are popping on the trend list this A/W 2015 season.

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The Turtleneck

Fashion welcomes the high necklines this season. Polo neck dressing is sartorially challenging but DKNY, Hermes and Sonia Rykiel managed to win in mannish tailoring and glitzy mini dresses.

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Romantic Yet Gothic

Alexander McQueen, Alberta Ferretti and Rodarte made moody lace, high ruffle necklines on stunning, costume-worthy silhouettes possible. Here’s a major throwback to the 19th century where deep berry lips and dramatic dark glam was the trend to follow.

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Throwback to the 80’s

So, we see a huge fashion throwback with power shoulders, ruffles and big old retro belts on Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain show. Naturally, we would spot the trend on other designer shows such as Christopher Kane and J.W. Anderson who declared more jewel-toned metallic yarn as the next party fabric of the season.

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Mix It Up

Think clashing bold prints to gorgeous effect, say Burberry, Marni, Mary Katrantzou and more. Try teaming saturated florals with patchword suede or in Katrantzou’s case, futuristic Styrofoam panels. Attitude would really matter in rocking this trend.

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