With autumn/winter collections hitting stores now, the Hautie Couturist begins a series of the top trends you can expect to see:
Furs are back, bringing ladylike chic to the fore. Lanvin and Michael Kors used furs lavishly, adding opulence whilst Gucci applied them to short, boxy jackets to keep the look young and fresh.
Karl Lagerfeld took the Chanel women to the Arctic and kitted her out with fur trimmed tweeds, boots and even Yeti pants!
If you have no objection to real furs then vintage is the affordable way to go. Fox fur stoles are easy to come by and can be worn as shawls or added as trims to cheaper jackets and coats.
The high street interpretation will tend towards Roberto Cavalli-inspired boho glam. Shaggy fur gillets and boxy jackets will be worn over long flowing skirts and maxi dresses.
Like a slicker look? Then leather is a strong trend. A leather jacket is always a classic but this season you’ll see it done every which way.
Leathers were supple at Celine for super soft tops and skirts, and there was even a pussy bow blouse from Gianfranco Ferre.
The leather suits also made an appearance on catwalks: Moschino up-dated the square, Chanel-like silhouette whilst Bottega Veneta created a slouchy, men’s style pant suit.
Burberry Prorsum had the defining show of the season though, reviving the aviator jacket with brown leathers and sheepskins. Wear them over dresses of ruched chiffon in shades of khaki and earthy tones for a more feminine take on the fighter pilot.