Following on from the fun, playful fashion of the Spring/Summer 17 season, fall brings with it more of the same, with added drama and boldness.
If you thought SS17 was standout, think again. Whether you’re an avid fashion follower, or like to dip in and out of the trends every now and again, I’ve got you covered.
Here are 5 of the hottest fashion trends for AW17.
1. Boy meets girl.
Androgyny is huge this season, with an abundance of designers rewriting the rules when it comes to designated female and male fashion.
Take inspiration from Burberry, who sent models down their catwalk in relaxed fit knitted jumpers, paired with long-length boyfriend blazers and tailored trousers. Or A.Kira Design, who sent both sexes down their runway in gender-neutral, oversized separates.
Also, if you haven’t invested in fall’s key wardrobe staple (the grey check blazer) then I suggest you do so – pronto!
In fact, grey tailoring in general is hot right now. Whether you decide to rock it in the form of a head-to-toe suit a la Victoria Beckham, or just use your boyfriend’s blazer to finish off your look a la Calvin Klein, this androgynous trend is cool and quirky – and packs a real fashion punch this fall.
2. RED alert.
Although this prominent hue was featured in abundance at the A/W 17 shows, it was through a range of different shades and styles. Tomato red trouser suits reigned supreme at Givenchy and Gucci, whereas it was all about the brick red standout coats at Emporio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.
At the other end of the spectrum, burgundy and deep wines were taken to the next level at shows such as Preen and Max Mara, through oversized knits and accessories. Then, not for the faint-hearted, scarlet red sheer dresses were spotted at Alexander McQueen and Chloe.
If you’re not feeling brave, simply rock this fiery colour through key outfit accents, such as a belt or a scarf. However, if you’re up for it, wear the trend head-to-toe or through key wardrobe staples – and you’re guaranteed to be the ultimate lady in red this season.
3. Hippie chic.
Bohemian chic was showcased on designer catwalks for AW17 through an abundance of 60s and 70s style pieces that emulated the famous hippie vibe.
You can follow the lead of Bora Aksu’s by wearing flat hats and crochet dresses this fall, wear long, floaty, printed dresses a la Mulberry, or even rock a tan shearling coat like Coach.
As well as clothing, designers were also keen to showcase tribal girl-style jewellery, through unique gemstones and pretty beading through bracelets and rings. It was all about stacking ‘em as high as possible in order to make the maximum amount of impact!
Simply channel your inner free spirit by throwing on a pretty floral dress, or paisley playsuit, with fringed boots, some form of shearling jacket and plenty of bohemian-style jewellery – for a look that screams sassy and carefree this fall.
4. Pink to make the boys wink.
This invigorating colour trend is an extension of the ice-cream pastel pink shades of the summer.
However, these powdery hues have been given a bit of a revamp. Not only did we see pretty pastel ruffled dresses at Emilia Wickstead and Lanvin, but we also saw neon pink tulle dresses at Molly Goddard. That’s right – pink just got more powerful!
If that isn’t enough, fuchsia is having a major fashion moment this fall. This bold hue was present through key pieces at Valentino, such as fuchsia coats, but was also rocked through full outfit ensembles at Emporio Armani and H&M. We also saw plenty of fuchsia trouser suits across many different designers.
The good thing about this AW17 colour trend is that any shade and any style goes – all you need is the confidence to let your outfit do the talking.
5. Sci-fi cool.
If you’re not into androgyny, and the grey check blazer everybody’s going crazy for, you can go down a slightly different route and feature metallic grey in your closet (aka silver). Sci-fi looking silver dresses went hand-in-hand with the space theme at Chanel, complete with their very own rocket launchpad, whilst fluid lame evening dresses stood out for all the right reasons at Paco Robanne.
In keeping with this space-age look, we also saw glitter boots, metallic jackets and planet-inspired accessories at Christopher Kane and Mugler. Even Michael Kors got in on the action, showing off a long, flowing silver jumpsuit as their hero piece.
If you’re still not sure, simply invest in clothing separates with exaggerated lines and loose structures that have been manufactured from a fusion of fabrics to successfully pull off ultimate sci-fi cool this fall.