Press days = basically our way of giving you guys a glimpse into the future. So whether you’re into forward-planning your ‘fits or just fancy a nosy at next season’s new-in arrivals (spoiler: they’re pretty amazing), here are the five trends to watch for AW18.
1. Paint it Purple
Want to take this season’s lust for lilac and make it more AW18-appropriate? Put your trust in purple. Powerful and punchy, the latest iteration of the catwalk colour is seen across the key bags of the new season, from moody mauves to pretty periwinkles. For a more fashion-forward feel, mix in a few teal touches. So good.
2. Wear the Rainbow
Showing us that they’re so much more than a festival season fad, the rainbow trend is back the agenda for AW18. From work-to-weekend bags in paintbox brights to saturated sparkles on party-ready clutches and jewels, these made-you-stare styles are here to bring the feel-good vibes as we make our way into winter.
3. Animal Magic
Everyone knows that leopard print is pretty much a given for autumn/winter but this season, animal-inspired styling has seriously upped the ante. Clashing skins (faux, of course) lend cross-body bags a little extra luxe – look out for saddle styles and boxy shapes. And as for the jewellery? Tortoiseshell styles and statement necklaces in luxe leopard fabrics add an 80s-inspired vibe to fashion’s favourite trend.
4. Sweeping Statements
Time to breathe a collective sigh of relief – statement earrings are as relevant as ever for AW18. Oversized blooms and tassels in mustard yellow hues sit alongside structural resin styles, thread-wrapped hoops and hammered metal textures, making themselves known as next season’s need-now pairs.
5. Autumn Calling
Autumn’s colour palettes are getting shaken up for the new season, with cool corals being added into the style mix. Hand-painted floral prints in summer’s usual go-to hue are out in force on the between-season bags that we have to have, making the transition into autumn easier than ever before. But rest assured that your favourite shades of rust, honey-hued caramels and deep chestnuts aren’t going anywhere fast – and the proof is in the jewels.