An Insider’s Guide to Key Trends of FW ’16

3 years ago

Fall/Winter 2016 rumbled with change, what with the revival of ’80s cool metallics and a feminist take on the corset. What are the key trends of the season? Which pieces deserve a space in your carefully edited wardrobe? Navigating these sartorial waters isn’t always as easy as ‘saw it, loved it, bought it’. With the new direction fashion is going in, garments are more about the individuality of the woman wearing them rather than trying to look like a page out of the designer’s catalogue. It’s tough to pick favourites, but here is Le Mill’s cheat sheet to FW ’16.

Animal Instinct

Dries Van Noten, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana

We’re taking note of this feline print with luxurious knits, cat motifs and all over print inspiration. This gives ‘cat lady’ a whole new meaning.

Gender Bender

Gucci, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten

Androgyny makes a comeback with clean lines, strong silhouettes and the spirit of Grace Jones. From fierce accessories to sexy power suits, these looks will have boys asking for tips.

Heavy Metal

Stella McCartney, Valentino, Dries Van Noten

Adding an icy touch to winter are the rich, decadent metallics. Every collection seems to have found a place for metallics to shine bright and add sophistication.

Frill Seeker

 Gucci, Chanel, Stella McCartney

Victorian Gothic has been one of the highlights of this fashion season. Feminine ruffles take centre-stage on both statement pieces and versatile separates.

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