OUR POST-FASHION WEEK TREND PREDICTIONS

As Paris Fashion Week edges towards an end and the ink dries on stories about none other than Her Majesty the Queen sitting front row with Anna Wintour at a London Fashion Week show (in case you’re wondering, yes those signature sunglasses stay on even for the Queen!), we’re taking a breather to digest the looks from fashion’s most stylish six weeks of the year.

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At a time when temperatures have plummeted to record lows as the ‘Beast from the East’ rolls into town, it’s strangely comforting to read all about what we’ll be wearing to keep out the cold this time next year. Here are some of the key trends from the hundreds of collections shown at Fashion Weeks around the world.

HOT PINK

AW17 was all about red from head-to-toe but magenta is making a comeback according to the catwalks. The punchiest pink of them all will trickle into our outfits over summer, in gossamer thin chiffons and ultra-feminine accessories, before becoming the colour we turn to in full force to brighten up the grey days of winter. Best of all, these grown-up shades are the perfect contradiction against this season’s masculine checked prints.

 

SUIT OF ARMOUR SEQUINS

 

It’s time to put your playful Studio 54 inspired sequin looks to the side and embrace a tougher edge to embellishments. Next season’s sequins wouldn’t look out of place on a medieval battlefield, so reminiscent are they of chunky chainmail. Palettes are either big and tarnished or tiny silver speckles, both varieties worn with your heaviest charcoal knits and the sophisticated kitten heels you’ll already have stocked up on this season.

 

CRAYOLA TIGHTS

 

If you’re a serial street style stalker like us, you’ll already have Crayola coloured tights on your fashion radar. Replacing fishnets as the accessory du jour for the season ahead, coloured tights are this year’s version of the strange but true trend that emerges every season. There were nods to the Sixties in various collections across the catwalks but the standout look behind the continuous theme was undoubtedly tights in emerald, teal and even animal print. Which leads us on the next trend perfectly…

 

REALLY WILD PRINTS

 

As far as we are concerned, leopard print is a neutral. After seeing countless collections come down the runway that wouldn’t look out of place in the zoo, it appear we aren’t the only ones. Leopard print never really went away but it is big news for next season. Dig out your leopard print coats and embrace your animal instincts in soft silk shirts, because taking a walk on the wild side has never been quite so encouraged.

HOODIES FOREVER

 

Hoodies used to be reserved for lazy Sundays and beating the chill on airplanes. Not any more. The sportsluxe trend isn’t going anywhere and the hoodie looks set to take the place of your cashmere jumpers for the foreseeable future. AW18 sees the humble hoodie prove itself as acceptable daywear, albeit probably not for the office. Wear your True Religion style oversized to get a head start on a trend that could well be the comfiest ever to come from the catwalks.

 

And finally, as the world’s Fashion Weeks come to a close, we’re looking ahead to our very own. We can’t promise the Queen will make a special guest appearance at Bawtry Fashion Week but we can guarantee fashion shows and events that just keep on getting better in the region’s most stylish market town. Will you be joining us? 

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.