Whilst we are enjoying the last blast of Summer, here at FARA Notting Hill we are getting ready for the next season and all the amazing trends that we are stocking up on.
This autumn winter lends itself well to transitional dressing. A lot of the summer trends still feature heavily in the next season.
In particular ruffles are still big news. Whilst summer was all about elegant well placed ruffles, autumn winter is about being engulfed in them! More is more- think Maison Margiela Haute Couture custom made Cape that Rihanna is photographed wearing in W magazines September editorial.
Whilst JW Anderson and John Galliano's Margiela may be championing the ruffles on the catwalk we'll definitely be looking for high street gems from the likes of Cos and Topshop. And for the more style savvy, creating the hot of the catwalk looks will be about the clever layering of ruffles and frills in contrasting materials and colours. Come in store and play dress up until you get the best selection of separates to create your perfect outfit.
On the opposite end of the spectrum Dries Van Noten have hit the nail on the head this A/W, fusing the boudoir and goth goddess trends of summer. As the nights get colder we will be teaming our silk slip dresses we have loved so much this season with oversized masculine tailoring in velvet and heavy brocades, or going all out in almost cartoonish floor length wool coats. When shopping this trend, we will be going straight past the ladies clothing and heading for the men's- why should they have all the best blazers!
Geek chic morphs itself into Heritage dressing. Tweed and checks are big news, and in this case, the more contrasting the better. This trend has very masculine influences with Ralph Lauren making the trend very androgynous, whilst Miu Miu and Jacquemus opt for clinching coats and dresses in at the waist to create a very feminine silhouette.
Other trends and styles to look out for are leopard and jaguar spots- on absolutely everything! Velvet, in deep autumnal colours, or take influence from the likes of Armani and Preen with velvet in acid brights. Puffa jackets and bomber jackets will serve the purpose of not only keeping you warm as the temperature drops but are an instant update to your winter wardrobe. Don't be afraid to go BIG, try on multiple sizes; Rick Owens and Balenciaga literally cocooned their models in puffa coats.
Keep your accessories quirky. Do clash your accessories with your outfit, adorn everything and anything with broaches. Jewellery should be big and hats are a must.
Happy shopping, and if ever you're in Notting Hill do come visit us on Elgin Crescent.