KEY STYLE 1- FASHION SILHOUETTE 1
for 2010/11 -The
womanly silhouette - Don't hesitate to invest in fuller
skirt silhouettes, or waisted coats. Below the knee Mad
Men skirt fashions of the late 50s and early 60s
with short skater skirts. Overall this womanly look is pared down,
but gives a shapely minimal look along with a fuss free lines.
Far Right - Warehouse AW10 - Crew Neck Jumper £30/39, Faux Fur
Cossack Hat £25/33, Clean Shoulder Bag £28/36, Washed Leather
Near Right - Red Coat by Paul Costelloe at John Lewis - £299.
KEY STYLE 2 - FASHION SILHOUETTE 2
for 2010/11 - The flowing
silhouette of uneven layered dressing creates a more
haphazard 'pile it on' layer-on-layer effect. The lagenlook uses
cosy knit pieces, scarves and fur, Shearling, leather or suede
to mix up the style according to personal mood. This mode of
dressing works especially well teamed with narrow high waist
slim leg pants tucked into boots or can be more relaxed with
flared leg wide pants dependant on figure.
KEY STYLE 3 - FASHION ATTITUDE
This is the new retro investment dressing with elegant
simplicity. Here we have classic bourgeois
tailored camel investment coats, good quality fabrics and
covetable designer pieces tailored to last.
For example, the coat is the main look and as such the key must-have clothing
piece of autumn/winter 2010/11.
Creamy tones across the range of camel beige reach as far as
taupe and tobacco for an investment piece that will repay itself
year in year out. Look for coats, capes,
knitwear, pants, dresses and even gold tone chains to join the
KEY STYLE 4 -
IMPORTANT SUBTLE FASHION COLOURS FOR 2010 -
Here we have neutral tones of
camel, grey, beige oyster pinks, black, cream, white and navy.
For the more adventurous there
khaki/olive green, tobacco and aubergine toned brown are
available. Manufactures realize that camel is not for everyone so they
also produce alternative
vibrant clean brights.
Above Far left - House of Fraser Autumn 2010 - Red velvet dress
£180/260 Episode, Gold 'Cluster' pendant £365 Erickson Beamon,
Gold purse pendant £215 Mawi, Gold 'Tube' bangle £325 Mawi,
Tights from a selection at House of Fraser. Centre - House
of Fraser AW10 - Berry bow trilby £60 Helene Berman, Antique
brocade coat £75/90 Darling, Stretch bracelets £60/72 each
Lola Rose, Maroon opaque tights £6 Linea. Far Right - Gold
Swarovski crystal encrusted necklace £380 Anton Heunis, Red knot
draped jersey dress 150/180 Pied a Terre House of Fraser
Womenswear. House of Fraser Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
Other important colours for the fall of 2010 include coral/fuchsia, orange, violet purple
teal/turquoise. Alternatively, there are gold and copper lames,
citrine yellow, acid chartreuse bright green.
Above Left - Alexon Autumn Winter 2010 - Purple Dress Pleat
Front Jersey Dress - £80/130 size 8-20.
Above Right - Great Plains Purple Dresses - Great Plains Autumn
Winter 2010 Mimi Tailored Dress (sat down) £65. Mimi bow detail
dress £70 satin clutch £30. Stockist
KEY STYLE 6 - FASHION LEATHERS & SUEDE -
For the Autumn of 2010 there are some beautiful leather skirts,
jackets, leather tunics and gilets. An alternative to
get the same look is leather bindings on winter wools.
There are suede versions of these leather garments, and especially in
accessories such as handbags, gloves, belts. Orange toned tan
leathers Hermθs style.
Far Right - House of Fraser Grey bow trilby £60 Helene
Berman, Tan leather shift dress £295/384 Pied a Terre, Gold
'Tube' bangle £325 Mawi, Charcoal tights £6 Aristoc. House of
Fraser Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
Near Right - Matches fashion.com Leather bag.
KEY STYLE 7 - FUR COATS AND JACKETS
- pay homage to teddy
bears and koala bears. Shearling, yak and goat hair all come
into view this autumn 2010. In fact, shearling coats/gilets
are must-haves, as is anything that is sheepskin or fur lined.
Then there are the fur accessories for collars, cuffs, hems, cowls,
boots, shoes, cuffs, ear warmers, bags and mitts. At
the luxury end of the market you will find sheepskin trimmed
accessories such as plush Toscana, Kalgan or Tibetan lamb with
shaved pile variations.
Savage fur effects spell stealth wealth for the outdoors.
Innovations in the manufacturing of fur include special new methods of shearing, dying,
and knitting. Then there is combining fur with
other materials which results in a more creative end usage and novel high fashion ranges. Manufacturing innovations allow
the fur garments to become lighter in weight, but with
enhanced flexibility, yet the fur retains original warmth. These
innovative improvements mean that a dash of luxury is easily
added to any collection.
STYLE 8 -
FABULOUS FASHION BOOTS -
This year there is a great diversity of boots styles including thigh high waders, practical UGG
style boots with turnover cuffs. There does seem to be
a trend for footwear with
sheepskin trims and biker straps. Heel choices now offer
relief from towering heights with kitten heels and
lower blocked heels. Other variations include stud decorated clogs, wedges,
chunky platforms; there is also lace fabrics on shoes and zipper tape
boots, lace-up brogue boots and most footwear versions
trimmed inside or on a cuff with Shearling or
other fur feature heavily in collections everywhere. Studded wedge shoes
and boots offer a level of comfort afforded by wedge
sandals. Shearling clogs with studs on mock beige snakeskin,
plain orange tan or black leather hit the right footnote.
Right - NEXT Faux Fur Clog Boot £55.
KEY STYLE 9 - DAY & EVENING GLAMOUR - Lace especially black or cream lace is big
news, but velvet, brocade and embroidered fabrics are all in
the game. Sophisticated sleek sleeveless/one-sleeved/one shoulder dresses
short or long offer alternatives to ethnic inspired maxi
dresses that have a folkloric feel and feed the opposite
trend of nomadic traveller.
KEY STYLE 10 - OTHER FASHION ACCESSORIES BAGS - Drawstring bags or Preppy rucksack style bags
offer everyday practical bag solutions. Check the hard tailored
structured bags like your great grandmother loved as they now
hottest look. Think Mulberry Alexa bags and Smythson Nancy
weekender bags. Satchels go with the preppy look and come in
many colours. BELTS - The latest belt styles whether wide or narrow
tend to have studded and zipper teeth
edges. There is also a trend for fabric covered belts.
Meanwhile here is a fresh way of tying and tucking
the excess belt as seen at Plumo - Far Right.
JEWELLERY - Brooches are back in fashion so pile them on.
The trend for OTT chunky
jewellery continues, but this Fall 2010 we are also seeing simple wheel faceted necklaces of strong
coloured semi-precious gemstones such as onyx, quartz, blue
agate, red carnelian and coral.
You may prefer triple-row retro style
necklaces made of faceted natural gems such as sapphires, rubies and
emeralds. Note the
volume of snake and serpent jewellery, and also Swarovski
crystallized pieces are still with us. Rose gold is fresh
and picks up on copper accents such draped gold lame fashions bring jewellery directly onto the
garment. Pearls are back big time in rows of all sizes, in
white and other colours. Gold lace cuffs. HATS - Trilby hats, berets, fur hats and bobble knit ski
hats or fur hoods add the final touch with extra-long gloves.
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Military overcoats have been a strong trend for a decade or
longer. This season they come in traditional khaki muddy tones
as well as brights like red and the elements feature across
jackets, rainwear and coats.
Now military has moved in on capes and in camel the military influence
is just so obvious. Think of vintage nurses in their capes but
try to avoid the capes on offer in navy as you may end up
looking like something from Carry on Norse. Capes really
do look good worn with pants rather than
skirts which can be quite mumsy.
Max Mara do a fairly unstructured blanket cape that drapes like
a pareo. For the Sherlock Holmes factor opt for a Pringle checked wool
cape or a leather bound cape.
Above Left - BHS SGC Grey Cape £50. BHS Stockist Number: 0845
Centre Left - Jane Norman Coats & Jackets - Stockist Number:
0207 659 9396 or
Centre Right - Littlewoods Fashion AW10- Navy Cape Coat
Far Right - Dorothy Perkins AW10 - Buckle Front Cape £65/105 -
Stockist Number: 0845 121 4515 and
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