THE TRENDS THE CATWALKS PREDICT YOU’LL BE WEARING THIS WINTER

London Fashion Week has drawn to a close and New York Fashion Week is but a distant memory. But what did the world’s leading designers suggest you’ll be wearing next season? Here are some suggestions.

COLOUR CLASHING

When the winter skies turn grey, no autumn/winter 2017 trend will brighten your day quite like a whole paintbox of colour clashes. Deep jewel tones such as teal, forest green, deep purple and rich amber are a more wintery, luxurious approach to colour blocking than the usual primary colours we have seen clashed in previous seasons.

OVERSIZED SWEATERS

Some trends were just made for our notoriously disappointing British winters. Big, baggy sweaters and knits were all over the runways of both New York and London Fashion Weeks, and we’re always happy to get on board with any trend that disguises our love of an extra potato or two on our Sunday roast. Oversized is the buzzword here, so prepare to size up your sweaters and say goodbye to your wrists once winter rolls around.  

VELVET

First it was gothic velvet in merlot red and emerald green, then things took a turn towards the 80s, with crushed velvet in shades of rose pink and silver. Autumn/winter 2017 sees velvet reincarnated yet again and this time the plush fabric is more opulent than ever. Baroque prints and OTT embellishments take next season’s velvet looks into luxe territory, making it a top choice for eveningwear. 

POCKETS

You fall in love with a dress or skirt, only to find that it has pockets too; is there any better feeling? Spring/summer 2017 may be all about the statement sleeve but it is pockets that will be commanding all our attention come autumn/winter. Boxy patch pockets will be adding interest to shirts, trousers and dresses in loose, flowing fabrics.

WINTER FLORALS

Florals, for winter? Now that really is groundbreaking. Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean you can string out that floral summer frock into the new season with nothing more than a pair of opaque tights for assistance. Autumn/winter 2017’s florals are darker and more elaborate than summer’s ditzy prints. Elaborate embroidery and vintage William Morris style prints are set to be everywhere next season, and we’d all but promise that they’ll be in your wardrobe too.

TWEED

While we love HRH The Queen, we never thought we would be looking to her for outfit inspiration. Mulberry are just one of the designers to have done so for their autumn/winter 2017 collections, creating tweed pieces that wouldn’t look out of place at Balmoral. Fortunately, dramatic collars and cinched waists make for a far more modern look.

 

As the region’s leading designer boutique, Robinsons look forward to welcoming next season’s top trends first. In the meantime, you can start the countdown to summer and shop the SS17 collections today. 

THIS SEASON’S NEWEST SHADES: COFFEE AND CREAM

If you read our recent blog post, you’ll already know that we recently welcomed classic womenswear designer MaxMara to the rails of Robinsons. With pieces from the new season collection having now arrived in store, we couldn’t help but notice that there is a strong, stylish and sophisticated coffee and cream colour scheme running throughout the SS17 looks.

Chic, wearable and as timeless as the brand itself, these muted tones will help make the shift into spring a seamless one. Springtime weddings can be an awkward affair, but soft latte hues will solve your wardrobe woes without veering into summer’s full-on florals.

This full-skirted style is cut beautifully, accentuating your curves with a wide waistband and deep V-neck. Alternatively, opt for this flirty frilled georgette style to play upon your feminine wiles to full effect and tick off one of the season’s most prominent trends.

Coffee and cream shades are some of the most versatile you’ll ever have in your wardrobe and the same can be said for this tri-coloured coat. Colour-blocking coffee, cream and black, the elegant wool panelled style covers all bases in terms of neutrals. Wear yours with a pair of perfectly tailored black trousers and stiletto heels for the office, layered over a classic white button-down shirt or a great quality black knit.

Visit Robinsons today to shop more new season styles from MaxMara, our newest designer. 

MENS MUST HAVE: NEW SEASON ARMANI JEANS

Getting your wardrobe ready for the new season isn’t all about pinpointing the trends and shopping accordingly. Sometimes, you have to get your basics right before you branch out in the more transient trends, which is where our new season stock of SS17 Armani Jeans comes in.

T-shirts, sweaters and jeans make up the backbone of every modern man’s wardrobe and our new arrivals from Armani Jeans cover all basic bases, from the smart button-up polo shirt, to the casual logo tee and the wear-whenever hooded sweatshirt. With jeans and chinos too, Armani Jeans’ new season stock features all the high-end basics upon which to build your off-duty outfits for the coming season.

Our top picks from the new collection include the must-have Armani Jeans Slim Fit Pique Polo Shirt, a must for evenings in the local. Wear yours with your trusty Armani denim or the versatile Armani P15 Slim Fit Chino, which will take you through the awkward transitional spring months and well into the summer. For cool, casual weekends, it is all about the Armani Jeans Slim Fit J45 Denim, paired with the Armani Jeans Embossed Logo Crew Neck Sweatshirt in Black or Burgundy. Large logos and bold branding remains big news for SS17 and this structured sweater is as comfortable and adaptable as they come. It’s guaranteed to remain a favourite in your wardrobe long after the spring/summer season ends.

Robinsons is one of the region’s leading designer stockists of menswear brands, including Armani Jeans, visit us in store today to shop the full new season collection now. 

MUST HAVE: BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO SUMMER TWEED

Summer brights aren’t something which instantly spring to mind when we talk about tweed, however the fabric more often reserved for the English gentleman has had a spring makeover, courtesy of Boutique Moschino, the quirky diffusion label famed for its tendencies to make fashion fun.

This flirtatious take of the classic shift silhouette proves that the modern girl’s tweed is anything but twee. Crafting soft bouclé tweed into a colourful striped design, the ultra-feminine shift dress may go on to become a wardrobe classic, but a shorter hemline means that there’ll be no mistaking your credentials as a thoroughly modern Millie. Leave the country casuals to the gents and embrace a prim and proper look with a Boutique Moschino twist.

Visit Robinsons today to shop new season Boutique Moschino and more of your favourite designer brands.