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AUTUMN / WINTER 18 TRENDS

As Autumn and Winter are frantically blowing their way in our direction, a drastic wardrobe change is in due course.

Let GlamCandy help guide the way through the neon jungle and outrageously deviant prints.

 

Our wardrobes will be dripping with glossy fabrics, roaring with animal print, blinding neons and a return of the classic Burberry Tweed.  Autumn 2018 promises to bring with it a batch of fresh ideas; from spins on iconic British heritage looks, to the revival of Eighties style.

Following the recent event of London Fashion Week, street style has made its voice heard above the Louis’ and the Gucci’s. Big named designers such as Balenciaga favouring the alternative, underground scene by showcasing their recent, more eclectic style.

LAVASHING LAYERS

One major trend for AW18 was the ever-present layers strutting its way down the catwalk.

Balenciaga, Simone Rocha, Missoni and more, favoured the motto that “more is more” and applied more layers than a millefeuille. They showcased this by pilling on the blanket throws, puffa jackets, capes and waterproofs, etc.

 

RAVISHING ANIMAL PRINT

Zebra is galloping into the spotlight as the front-runner of the Autumn months and luckily for the Bet Lynch at heart, there’s lots of amazing leopard. There’s a lot happening in the world of furry coats.

After Gucci’s recent announcement that they would no longer use real fur, we’re pleased to say that other major luxury houses are following suit. The designer of the moment, Claire Waight Keller, produced silky, standout leopard coats at Givenchy and astonishingly they’re all faux.

NEON JUNGLE

The next big trend that's infested its way into our Instagram feeds is the highlighter pen hues of the neon jungle.

Not content with sending bold brights out onto their runways, the likes of Miuccia Prada, Virgil Abloh, Donatella Versace, and Demna Gvasalia have not shied away when it comes to their colour palettes. Broadcasted with a succession of blinding neon looks rolled out for AW18 and SS19.

This manic colour palate has been turning eyes and setting trends away from the runway too, after Kim Kardashian West was spotted wearing not one, not two, but three fluorescent looks this weekend. Kim isn't the only one turning heads with the likes of Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Slick Woods, SZA, and even AHS’s Sarah Paulson have been getting in on the act.

GLOSSY FABRICS

Vinyl, latex, plastic and patent, high-shine and splash-proof are also very high fashion this season. Metallics came full-gloss at Chanel, while plaids came patent at Badgley Mischa, and at Miu Miu and Adam Selman red leather was waxed until it shone lyrically.

Fendi and Tods meanwhile demonstrated that a high-shine trench could provide a wonderfully glamorous alternative to its gabardine cousin. It is no longer just the fabric for dominatrix but a statement piece for the ordinary.

RENOWNED TWEED

The final trend to blow up fashion houses around the world is the British renowned Tweed. Nearly every influencer and editor on the front row of fashion weeks this year wore a checked tweed blazer; this season the catwalks firmly confirmed the heritage check's comeback.

 

Flecked with lilac on boyish belted jumpsuits at Emilia Wickstead, blown into exaggerated eighties' proportions at Marc Jacobs, blurred through boucle at Chanel and given pink and black supersized punkiness at Miu Miu.

This season’s tweed is best paired with something unexpected; a slouchy granddad jacket paired with a pretty prairie dress a la Calvin Klein, or a prim tweed pencil skirt paired with sporty intarsia knits a la Louis Vuitton.

 

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