Lush blossoms shed their delicate freshness for dramatic wintry attire: whether subtly accenting neutrals, or boldly blooming all over, these statement-making florals in black, gold, or burgundy unveil the sweet classic’s darker side.
Tap into unapologetic femininity with a sophisticated cool-weather take on rosy radiance. A demure rose-print dress and fuchsia handbag say ‘pretty’ without saying ‘precious,’ while a herringbone coat and black lace boots add a femme fatale feel.
On The Fringe
A flirtatious fall mainstay, playful fringe shows up at collections from Michael Kors to Marchesa, grazing ankle-skimming hems and shimmying down cascading sheaths.
Shimmy into this bohemian trend with a touch of dark drama: long asymmetrical fringe trims a curve-hugging sheath, echoed in flirty tasselled jewellery and balanced with a simple clutch and high-heeled sandals.
Whether it’s fading ombrè tones, bold colourblocking, or the deepest blended shade of the velvet night sky, the romance of dramatic blacks and darkened blues is this fall’s colour must-have.
A deep hue is given appropriately theatrical treatment for nighttime sophistication: a sleek cocktail dress and bold oversized coat get dressed up with just a hint of shimmer and delicate rose-gold accents.
The iconic disco era launches back to the future, with space-age silver and glam shine taking on unexpected forms, from Chanel’s classic quilting to ethereal shimmery frocks and Brandon Maxwell’s sleek, crystal-studded pantsuits.
The silhouettes of 70s-inspired, disco-meets-interstellar shine in a shimmered silver sweater dress and glitter-encrusted boots, made futuristic with galactic-themed accessories.
Midas’ magic touch brings glittering gold out of its stance as a sideline accessory, and into a head-to-toe spotlight. Eschewing subtlety, rich velvets, heavy brocades, and elaborate textures pick up the precious hue’s lavish opulence.
Forget relegating it to a subtle accent: this season, take the plunge and go bold and unabashed with head-to-toe shine when you pair a lamè frock with golden accessories and massive gem-studded jewels.
Multicoloured quilting, patterned patchwork, ethnic motifs and handcrafted details tell tall tales, weaving into eclectic, folklore-inspired runway styles at Gucci, Etro, and Reem Acra.
Get in on the folklore trend without sacrificing elegance: handcrafting and ethnic motifs stand out in elaborate embroidery with a statement coat contrasted by clean lines and monochromatic tones.
It wouldn’t be winter without warm, chunky knits; this year, designers are giving this cold-weather classic and edgy spin: oversized yarns and cable knits get stretched, shredded, and frayed, or translated into plush, comfy cocoon shapes.
The bulkiness of a chunky knit is streamlined with a cropped cut and elongated coat. Tweed trousers, military details, and menswear-inspired accessories create a textured twist on girl-meets-boy chic.
Beauty Text by Kate MissineProduced by Many Ngom