Hey Coco Chicks! Fall is here. For those of you who aren’t aware of this year’s Fall/Winter trends, keep reading…
You Filthy Animal!
Python, zebra, cheetah, croc and more; animal prints roamed free and wild across the catwalk shows this season. Victoria Beckham showed devotion to leopard print, Isabel Marant backed snake pattern trousers, while Tom Ford couldn’t decide and spliced together as many patterns as he could in a single look. Leopard print is undoubtedly the season’s first runaway trend, but once you’re sick of seeing it everywhere, try something snakier for size. As well as the obvious animal lovers, unlikely handlers like Emilia Wickstead have coaxed it into some extremely pretty dresses. Gucci, as you’d expect, took the trend literally; models carried plastic king snakes (and baby dragons) as accessories.
Move Over Little Black Dress, Can You Say Tuxedo?
Power dressing made a comeback this season, perhaps inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, or maybe just because fashion is cyclical. At Eckhaus Latta, the look was oversized and masculine, as if you had borrowed your significant other's tux instead of his shirt; at Dion Lee the shape was more slim-cut and flattering, while at Area it was tweed and prim, with matching gloves. Our favorite was probably the LBTD – that's the little black tux dress – at Milly, which we can see ourselves rocking from boardroom to bedroom easily.
Brown is the New Black
From tan to mud, all you need to do is find the right hue for you or go tonal in a head-to-toe effect. Natacha Ramsay-Levi at Chloe showed us how to do it right; mix a glossy chocolate leather coat with a peanut satin shirt, and tweed trousers.
Super-sized sparkle. The jumbo sequin is here and ready to meet all your party needs. Preen’s looks were encrusted with pearls and giant paillettes, Balmain’s models were positively iridescent. Julien Dossena at Paco Rabanne wins best in show; his silver chainmail dresses were meshed with pixel-style sequins so big that they would look beautifully blurry as you twirl in them on the dance floor.