Your trend commandments for autumnal styling.
Take a front row seat as we launch into one of the biggest events on the fall fashion calendar, the 2018 David Jones fashion show. Saying sayonara to summer isn’t all that bad when one of the strongest seasons to date appears on the runway!
BECAUSE WHO NEEDS COLOUR ANYWAY?
The world of fashion is complicated and there is something reassuring about your regular black and white. Whether it’s worn to achieve a stark effect by colour blocking with separates or for a softer look with a geometric floral or striped print, there is no going wrong with a monochrome wardrobe. The stark minimalism look is becoming playful this season and it is the trend that will ensure you dress for a lifestyle, not a passing trend. Monochrome is finally back to its charming ways!
Designers to watch: Bec & Bridge and Ellery
GREEN WITH A SPARKLE OF ENVY
The unexpected choice of last year’s Pantone colour of the year has clearly made an impact. Fashion is reconnecting to nature (or money!) in a strong way and it’ll certainly ensure you stand out from the crowd. The colour trend is wearable and works well with high texture. Focus on your skin tone when finding the perfect shade for you. Take whatever piece of clothing or accessory that you love and opt for it in a shade of green – ta-dah! If going overboard in the green-scheme of things heightens your anxiety, pair your look with a flashy metallic accent to calm the dramatic edge.
Designers to watch: Rachael Gilbert and Camilla & Mark
LIKE A FLAME
The camera loves it, so it’s time to go all out in head-to-toe red. It’s a surprisingly easy colour to pull off with knowledge from the runway, so go for that statement piece or play with various shades to begin with. This season the fiery shade has taken on a more refined grown-up approach, making it completely stylish and on-trend. Red tends to symbolise confidence and vibrancy, so challenge yourself and dive in!
Designers to Watch: Carla Zampatti and Self-Portrait
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE
Be it sharp or slouchy, in checks or block colours, well-tailored trousers teamed with a matching jacket or blazer is the fashion worlds message of empowerment in our current political climate. Both feminine and fun, the power suit is sure to transform into an enduring wardrobe staple. Once reserved for your 9-5 wardrobe, now’s the time to diversify with free-flowing silhouettes, strong lines and a somewhat matchy-matchy allure to take your polished look from desk to bar.
Designers to Watch: Rebecca Vallance and Victoria & Woods
CATCH THE BOUQUET
Eye-popping florals stole the summer runway and bold vampy blooms are taking on the cooler months this autumn, without the prim-and-proper notions. Dark bewitching blooms are creating elusive looks and setting contradictions. Get slinky and sexy with it, play with volume and most importantly – don’t be predictable!
Designer to watch: Zimmermann and Thurley
DOWN TO EARTH
Neutrals are always unavoidable and this season they offer some much-needed relief if colour isn’t your thing. Anything goes when it comes to these shades, making them anything but boring. Neutrals give off an understated elegance that can look glamorous, polished, edgy or boho chic, depending on you. Thick knits and cottons, tassels and tortoiseshell buckles are where it’s at this season.
Designers to Watch: Jac+Jack and Bassike
It may seem like it was borrowed from your grandpa, but every cool girl will be wearing glen plaid this season. No longer reserved for blazers, the best thing about this trend is that it can work as the formal aspect that takes a casual tee and jeans look to the next level.
Designers to watch: Sandro Paris and Bianca Spender
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