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Autumn / Winter '16 Show Overview

Posted by in Topical Features on Mar 09, 2016 . 0 Comments.

Things have kicked off in Paris, indicating that the Fashion Shows for Autumn / Winter '16 are almost over.  As usual we've scanned (almost) every show to pick out the big fall trends.

It is Autumn Winter we're talking about so it seems apt to kick off with outerwear - and there was plenty of it about.  Bomber jackets were still out in force (good news for anyone who invested in a Gucci number for Spring!), along with capes which ranged from small and knitted at Chanel to full-length at Dries Van Noten as well as textured at Celine, camel at Chloe and embroidered at Alexander McQueen.

Trench coats were also big news and appeared in leather at Celine and Balenciaga, velvet at Vetements and with knitted sleeves at Margiela.

Whilst '90's favourite, the puffa style, appeared at Chanel, Stella McCartney, Marques Almeida and Balenciaga.


Along with coats the other big story was dresses - they were everywhere!  Over jumpers, blouses, polo necks and mesh tops. Where they looked particularly strong was over a high necked blouse at Lanvin and also at Kenzo or short and 60's style at Paul & Joe where it was worn with a necktie and pin.

Speaking of which - neckties look set to be huge.  They accompanied just about every look at Chloe as well as at H&M, Paul & Joe and Vetements.

Other points to note? Well, Saint Laurent continued with its 90's nostalgia of last season with Chanel and Courreges following suit.  Sportswear styling cropped up at Vetements, Carven, Louis Vuitton and Courreges. Ruffles and tiers were added to necklines, sleeves, yokes, plackets and hemlines and appeared at Balmain, Chanel, Chloe, Givenchy and Rochas to name just five!

And finally *whisper it* the '80's, as at Saint Laurent, where Hedi Slimane who may (or may not) have been presenting his final collection for the house went full-on at the decade some would rather leave in the past.   Exaggerated shoulders and frilled hemlines along with chunky earrings, slicked back hair and bright red lipstick meant that whatever your era of choice there'll be something for you come September.


Last update: Mar 11, 2016


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