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Autumn/Winter 2010 TRENDS

MINIMALISE your look this season with pared-down beautifully cut pieces in luxurious fabrics – stick to a palette of navy, grey, black and winter white
CAMEL is the colourof the season for coats and capes or go edgy with a hit of urban glamour in this seasons PARKA
TROUSERS are big this season, high waisted and flared to give you elegant & flattering silouette. The other alternative is the cigarette pant.
GLAMOUROUS GRUNGE team a sweater with an elegant floor-sweeping skirt for a modern evening look.
LACE is bigger and more than ever this season – blouses, dresses and skirts get a laceover.
NEW BOHEMIAN – paper thin floral dresses, silk slips and artists smocks lent a poetic dreamy look to this season.
50’s STYLE goes into full swing this A/W as designers embrace the female form – waist cinching circle or pencil skirts and prom dresses celebrate women.
SHEARLING dominated outerwear this season from aviator jackets to hiking boots.
PLAID & TWEED gave an outdoorsy to everything from mini-dresses to sharply cut coats.
COLOUR EXPLOSION – forget traditional hues of browns and oatmeal as a/w 2010 collections were awash with dazzling colours to wear in varying tones of the same hue or clash in colourblocks.
KNITS in chunky cosy weaves.
FUR – real or fake in shaggy, stripy or winter-white

 

A/W 2010 trends were led by two strong looks.

The first is a celebration of womanliness with clothes that flatter and show off the female form – and if you haven’t got it fake it with corsetry to display an ample bosom, full skirts with soft bustles at the back and pencil skirts that hug every curve.

 The second is for sheer luxurious quality only seen before on the haute couture catwalks.  Effortless and unfussy understated chic that oozes style.

Handbags shake off the fuss and embrace classic styles in beautiful hides.  They are  simply of the highest possible quality with soft curves and simple  logos – wear hooked over your arm on a short strap or just carry it in your hand.  For evening glamour break out the sparkle and studs!

 Shoes are mid-heeled, colour blocked in playful colours or high-heeled hikers.

Texture is key – fur real or fake mixed with sheepskin and suede. Wear knits in one colour narrowly belted with this seasons skinny leather belt.

 Skirts are floor skimmingly long, mini and wrap around.

And the colour palette?  Mix dark navy with fiery red, petrol blue with brown or add a dash of leopard print to anything to get that purrfect  seasonal look.

 

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