Inspiration · Trends

A/W Inspiration

We’ve been looking through all the runway shows for Autumn/Winter 2016 and grabbed some popular trends for you. There’s a lot of different trends this year including others such as winter florals, statement chokers, military, shades of tan and more, but as always, choose the trends that fit with your brand if you want to insert some current topics. Here’s some of our favourites.

Colourful Furs

Statement furs are always a classic, but they are coming back this year not just in the blacks and browns, but a whole array of colours. However we suggest the cheaper and more ethical alternative of faux furs. You can still get a great selection and qualities in these and is far easier to work with!

statement furs
Gucci, Fendi, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo A/W 16


Sequins are always a hit in the colder seasons and in particular on Christmas party dresses. But you know what?? Sequins can be put anywhere and everywhere, they can easily translate to fashion accessories, jewellery, bags & purses and even into homewares like on cushions and bunting. Yes they can be fiddly to hand sew on, but you can create wonderful effects, also try glue-gunning them on if it’s going to be non-wearable or buying pre-sequined fabric on the roll.

Christian Dior, Valentino, Versace, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 16


Velvet has already been creeping back in and is already in the vintage shops. Keep away from the tacky velvet though and look at better qualities. If your budget can stretch, silk velvet is a beautiful soft fabric and comes in lovely colours. These can also be translated to bags and accessories in luxurious velvets.

Valentino, 3.1 Philip Lim, Dolece & Gabbana, Fendi A/W 16


Ruffles galore are set to be on this autumn and not your over-the-top obvious ruffles, use them more as a trim or along the hem and necklines and even on sleeves. Try making ruffles in different fabrics to get different boyances and even layering them up can create lovely effects.

Roksanda, Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen & Fendi A/W 16

Leopard Print

You could have guessed that leopard and similar animal prints would be back in fashion. They’ve been seen on the runways in the forms of coats, dresses, laces, trousers and more. This can also be done in a make-up form, using those tones of colours in a pattern and even a leopard print purse will always go down well.

Christian Dior, Mugler, Alexandre Vauthier, Calvin Klein A/W 16


Want to follow trends and research yourself? Have a look at these places WWD, Vogue, Elle, StyleCaster and WhoWhatWear.


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