With New York fashion week in full swing, everyone got their eyes on what to expect for Spring/Summer 2012. I’m here to rewind the clocks a bit and remind you of what’s hot for NOW. Autumn weather has arrived early in London, and the top trends of the season have made their way to the high street. Here are some key looks I’ve scouted to help you usher in colder weather.
FUR, FUR, & MORE FUR
A look from the Michael Kors AW11 runway
Real or faux, neon or natural colored, fur is the one of the top trends this season. Seen on the runways of Mulberry, Matthew Williamson and Michael Kors (above), a fur accent is the ideal way to glam up even the simplest outfit. Get the look with this luxe Vince Coyote Fur Shrug, gorgeous Veda Rhapsody Fur Coat, Nonoo Isabella fur vest, or my personal favorite, the faux BSABLE Lauren jacket ,which looks like it belongs in Kate Moss’s closet. Don’t be left out in the cold: invest in that fur coat, vest or accessory now!
1960s MOD REDUX
A look from the Philosophy AW11 runway
This one we love! A-line shapes,monochromatic palettes and chunky Mary-Jane shoes are back. With a spin on the futuristic looks of fashion visionary André Courreges, this season is all about swing coats, pleating, cropped micro-flare trousers and mini skirts. To achieve this look, check out images of 60s it-girls such as Jane Birkin, Anita Pallenberg and Penelope Tree for inspiration. We suggest pairing this beatnik-worthy Vince turtleneck sweater with a black A-line mini skirt, this Iro Ancila jacket and opaque tights for a look that screams “Alexa Chung,” and this gorgeous Camilla and Marc Little Scarlett Pleated Dress with matching tights and this Smythe Mini Coat for a pitch-perfect rendition of the 60s trend.
Colorblocking done right at Giambattista Valli AW11
You’ve seen it at Derek Lam and Jil Sander, and all of us here at SINGER22 have been singing the praises of this trend since early summer. Choose different hues from the same color family (shown at Giambattista Valli, above), or mix it up with primary or neon colors. This is an easy look to achieve with maximum impact and can be done for a casual or evening look. Get creative and pair any combination of an Emerson Thorpe Color Block Tee with a contrasting pair of J Brand colored jeans. For an evening look, this Naven Oversized Blouse pairs perfectly with this turquoise bubble skirt.
There you have it, ladies! You have all Autumn and Winter to try these trends, and SINGER22 is here to keep you at the head of the fashion class. Don’t forget to check back often for updates from the UK and a full report of London fashion week starting next week. Stay glamorous!