Sunday, 20 March 2011

My A/W Round Up - Part Two

So here is part two of my round up of the autumn/winter shows and the rest of the trends I picked up on...


Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander Wang, Hermes, Paul Smith, Marc by Marc Jacobs
A particularly dominant feature of the Chanel show, menswear inspired pieces popped up in a number of different collections.  Peg leg and relaxed fit trousers are still as popular as ever, and were accompanied by flat boots and oversized coats and jackets, and even quiffs at Dolce & Gabbana.


Moschino Cheap & Chic, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino
Once again, checks were a key part of the autumn winter collections.  From the bright red checked coats and capes at Moschino C&C and Burberry, to classic tartans at Sonia Rykiel and Jean Paul Gaultier, there are a million and one ways to work the check this autumn.


Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Erdem, Alexander McQueen, YSL, Louis Vuitton
Egg shaped coats, oversized sleeves and tulip skirts were just a few ways volume was introduced to the autumn/winter collections.  Not a necessary unique trend, but it is interesting to see how the focus shifts from skirt and coat hems to the oversized shoulder and sleeve details as seen at Lanvin and Stella McCartney or the exaggerated hips at Louis Vuitton.

Winter Brights...

Bottega Veneta, Versace, Burberry, House of Holland, D&G, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Usually the reserve of spring and summer, the catwalks were dominated by vibrant oranges, pinks, greens and purples.  Whilst Burberry and Versace displayed dresses and outerwear in bold brights, House of Holland  and Bottega Veneta  offered up sugary sweet tweed separates and dresses.  I'm particularly taken by Burberry's coats - would anything else be better at brightening up a winter day?

...Winter whites

Chloe, Prada, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui
Yet again proving this is a season of contrasts, white also made a big appearance - in dresses, coats and suits.  How amazing is the YSL suit, and the bow neck Chloe cape...beautiful!

So that's my offerings for the next season...what is standing out for you so far?  And how do you think they will translate these designs to the high street?

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