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The Top Trends From AW19

The top trends from autumn and winter 2019. So keep watching if you want to see what you’re going to be wearing next season.

Forget any trashy preconceptions you may have about animal print because zebra, tiger and leopard print are back in a big way for winter 2018. Whether it was Victoria Beckham’s leopard print coat, Givenchy’s white tiger print jumper, Balenciaga’s zebra wrap dresses, Bottega Veneta’s fiery red animal prints or Tom Ford’s snakeskin outerwear. All you have to know for next season is that fashion is going wild. The most dominant of all fabrics this season was leather which came by way of skirts, trousers and trench coats. It doesn’t have to be black either, Givenchy served up coats in petrol green and loaded dresses in butterscotch coloured leather. A midi black leather skirt as seen at Hermes will serve you well until next winter as will a pair of Saint Laurent’s leather trousers.

Knit balaclavas made a surprise return for autumn, winter 2018 featuring on the catwalks of Calvin Klein, Gucci and Preen. This trend is not only a real statement maker, but it’s practical as well to keep you warm in the dredges of winter. If you’re after a more wearable option for your everyday needs, Dior offered a more subtle take on the trend with its cloaked Vega boy style. Plaid Prince of Wales heritage or tartan checks in all their many forms are key for the new season. Plaid stood out at Calvin Klein where models wore pinafores over balloon sleeve dresses. A more polished take can be found at Erdem who incorporated classic Prince of Wales checks into their collection and Versace’s approach had a very nineties inspired, clueless feel that would make Cher feel very pleased.

Add an air of heritage chic to your wardrobe next season by nodding to the tweed trend. The fabric was blown into exaggerated eighties proportions at Marc Jacobs. Models swept out thick and fast plaid and tweed skirts at Louis Vuitton.