Clothing Fall-Winter Trends 2016/2017
This Fall/Winter 2016/2017, the runways of the world have provided ample inspiration for our winter wardrobes. This season’s trends are easy to emulate at the office, on the town, and over the festive season. With romantic, bohemian, edgy, and classic looks in abundance, whatever your style, you’ll find something to love. So here’s our top 5 Fall/Winter fashion trends that you can slip into this winter.
From Bottega to Valentino, Loewe to Céline, pleats have graced many a runway this season. Adding a romantic, feminine style to any outfit, on-trend shades included neutrals, blush, and shiny silver, or rich colours such as dark purple or metallic black.
So whether it’s knee length, three-quarter, or full-length, grab yourself a high-waisted pleated skirt this winter. Team it with a long-sleeved turtle neck velvet top or thin-knit jumper for a stunning winter style. Or opt for a shirt dress or full-length dress resplendent in pleats.
2. The military jacket
Each fall/winter, a new coat rises to glory. In 2016/2017, the military jacket is top dog. Every designer from Valentino to Marni et Prada has sunk their teeth into military chic this year.
Try a Navy-inspired long pea coat, like those at Coach, in rich navy blue with gold buttons. Or opt for an Army-style khaki long jacket with a wide belt and feature pockets, as showcased by Burberry. Think vintage silhouettes and designs from the 20s to the 40s.
If you’re more alternative, try an oriental style shorter jacket in black with gold embroidery and pom poms, as seen at Givenchy and D&G.
3. Inter-galactic super shine
Winter is the perfect time for shiny things—from Christmas presents to decorations. So it makes complete sense that one of this season’s hot trends is super shiny fabrics. At Balenciaga and D&G, sequins, mosaic pieces, and embellishments were on brilliant display—with light-reflecting dresses galore.
There was also many a shiny jacket on show, so whether you opt for a shiny puffer jacket, as showcased by Vivienne Westwood, or a stunning metallic dress, like those at Saint Laurent, think extra-terrestrial colours, such as gold, silver, or white.
Nothing says winter quite like festive tartan, and this season, the runways were awash with checks—from bulky belted coats to structured dresses, cut-out pant suits to wide-leg trousers, and short, fitted jackets.
The Scottish plaid was on display at Balenciaga, Chanel, and Victoria Beckham, among countless other designers. Particularly on-trend colours are wintry greys, blacks, and white, as well as bold red and white designs or red and black checks.
5. Bright fur
Keep cosy this winter in faux fur—particularly bright colours in all their boho glory. Whether it’s faux fur stoles draped diagonally, a la Monse, or a fur collar like those at Roksanda. If you’re feeling particularly bold, opt for a multi-coloured fur coat, as shown at DSquared2, or a woollen striped long coat like that on display at Chloé. Think striking shades and multiple colours.