Overhaul your look for the upcoming season, without breaking the bank, with our roundup of hot mid-and year-end looks. From animal prints (yes, it’s still in) to gothic black to boho chic to more avant-garde silhouettes, these are the key fashion trends for this year’s Fall/Winter collections. By Zaki Jufri and Andrea Lin. Illustration by Tetuko Hanggoro and Kevin Ong. Photography by Richard Lee.
It’s the future and style goes on an edgy yet fantastical tip. Although not for everybody, avant-garde pieces should have its place in any wardrobe. Just invest in one and unleash it to make a statement.
Like its name implies, it’s all about statement shapes for this one. Clothes with strong silhouettes, architectural shapes and origami folds are definitely a must. You can wear these new shapes loose and easy, or add a belt to acreate your own silhouette.
Animal prints like zebra, cheetah, ocelot, jaguar, cow, giraffe and tiger are given the once over—resulting in interesting patterns, textures and sizes. Undeniably, this is for the true fashionista and not for the faint of heart.
Perfect for the open road. Jackets, of the biker type, are a must for this look. So invest in a good jacket and you’re on the road to style-dom.
Part peasant, part country and all chic. Folk-inspired style is still taking top spots on the style merry go round. It’s easy to achieve, comfy and accessible. Just the way we like it.
Inspired by Blade Runner (or Twilight for the younger folk), this style is the epitome of timeless chic for its pared-down austerity and mysterious yet elegant effects. Lots of black for this one; and we mean lots of it.
Other Trends to Look Out For
A close country kin of tartans and plaids, innovative knitwear should be next on your list of things to look out for. Chunky cable knit sweaters in black, grey and in all manners of muted palettes, some with quirky embellishments, are seen on many a high-street label.
The tartan and plaid-packed pieces are seen on many runways this season. But rather than going for the ubiquitous lumberjack type, opt instead for pared down versions in greys, blues and browns. But if you want to punk it up, there’s no stopping you from the usual red version.
You’ve seen Coldplay decked out in it for their videos and concerts. It’s the military-inspired jacket. It’s rock, luxe and Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band at the same time. Pair it with skinny jeans, heels or boots, and you’re set to go.
Definitely just for the ladies; there’s been a growing trend for flouncy prom skirts and also prom-styled dresses. The puffier, the better. A short biker jacket under a fitted blouse is just perfect for these voluminous skirts and you can probably find these in stores like Warehouse or Miss Selfridge.
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