It’s that time of year when the humidity drops and the season changes – not just weather-wise, but fashion-wise too. Bring on the new inspiration for pieces you’ll want in your wardrobe for this season and beyond!
It’s the weather for leather
Nothing heralds in a new Autumn/Winter season more than leather! However, this is not just a trend. As we try and be more mindful of our consumption in this fast-fashion world, leather is an investment. New A/W collections bring options that will stand the test of time in your wardrobe. If leather’s what you are looking for, we’ve got you covered from top to toe. Let’s start from the top with the Novus Jacket from IRO. It’s sherpa panels and sleeves add texture to the smooth leather jacket that exudes a confident attitude and laidback modern style. Next up, trousers. Head straight to Isabel Marant for a selection of chic and effortless leather trousers in faux to buttery soft lambskin. Our personal pick is the flattering high waist, tapered ankle Badeloisa pants. Finally, go for bold with Versace.
From footwear to bags, you’ll find the right leather accessory to make a statement with this season. Reach for the chunky-soled Delphi Boot; full of confidence, it embodies the collection’s ethos – powerful and unafraid of self-expression. For bags, grab the Vitrus. Available in both medium and large and adorned with the iconic Barocco V hardware that represents courage, strength and character.
Inspired by nature
It feels very fitting to draw from the colours of nature during a change of season, and some designers did just that! Reminiscent of the leaves changing colour or a red sun in the sky, Maryling’s textured wool overcoat instantly adds a sense of warmth and vibrancy to any fall ensemble. Both Max & Co and Bora Asku opted for shades of blue. Max & Co took a deep dive with coats, skirts and trousers in various deep-sea shades, while Bora Asku looked up for inspiration with bright sky blue. Paule Ka kept her collection grounded by choosing to keep her palette more neutral and earth-toned with more greens and browns. Which A/W colour palette will you be wearing?
Ivy League Lady
Earn top fashion marks this Autumn/Winter with some preppy style. This retro-inspired Ivy League trend serves polished looks with a side of quirk. Think classic pieces from A-line minis, shirts, blazers, and coats in bright plaids and tweeds to add a modern twist. Bora Asku’s ‘70s silhouette inspired check tweed overcoat fits the bill perfectly. Find your A/W uniform with looks from Red Valentino. Choose from colourful mohair capes and tailored coats for daytime escapades or for something suitable for a school dance, playful feminine dresses complete with oversize bows for extra whimsy. Max & Co delivers classic yet casual pieces that can be mixed and matched to build your signature preppy look and ultimate winter wardrobe. For a fresh take on preppy, head to Paul Smith for some fun prints that will be sure to make you smile. Who can resist a pleated skirt with apples on it?!
Read the Fine Print
Designers have spoken and said that prints are back this Autumn/Winter! French brand ba&sh shows off their art and interior design influences to bring you modern floral dresses in rich and deep colours that prove floral dresses are not just for summer. Fellow French designer Isabel Marant shows the diversity for her A/W collection with pieces in bold covetable prints that wow. The silk maxi Zakae dress makes maximum impact with its all-over print, while the long and airy pleated Alena skirt grabs your attention with its volume, asymmetric hem, and zebra print. Why not elevate your wardrobe with some prints this season.
Do good with fashion and help lessen the negative impacts of the industry on the planet with Alexandra McQueen. The A/W’ 20 military-inspired collection has been designed and made with sustainability in mind by giving new life to deadstock fabrics. Practical and functional, and of course, stylish means that you’ll be wearing these items for years to come. Tick all the boxes from fashion-forward to planet-friendly.
Feeling inspired to find your Autumn/Winter style and update your wardrobe? Find all the latest looks from the runway, only at Harbour City.