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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.