The A/W '17 Fashion Edit: Top 8 wearable trends for the coming season

Let's prep for pre-fall...

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With Autumn creeping up on us, you didn’t think we’d leave you unprepared for the next season in the fashion calendar, did you? Not a chance! So to keep you one step ahead of the curve, we’ve taken a careful eye to the catwalks. From the vintage colour pops of Prada, to the futuristic glitz of Gucci, this is everything you need to know to recreate the hottest future A/W ‘17 looks at home.


1. Power-dressing

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First used in the late 70’s and 80’s by rising women professionals, nothing exudes feminist pride and importance quite like the power suit. It’s fashion that says ‘don’t mess with me’, and this year androgyny oozed off the A/W catwalks with robust elegance.

Strong shoulder statements were seen from Balenciaga, TIBI and Stella McCartney, whilst structured lines from Victoria Beckham, Monse and Calvin Klein showed us that masculine tailoring is back in full force. Head to Zara to stock up, and remember - you got the power.


Get the look:

Flowing Jacquard jacket S$119 and loose-fitting Jacquard trousers S$69.90 both from Zara


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2. Colourful

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Prints in a mishmash of pleasing technicolour from Gucci and pops of bold colour from Prada, Acne Studios, and Calvin Klein have paved the way for a whole new combo of possibilities. Bright is beautiful, and mixing and matching these is a certain way to be fashion-forward come Autumn.

Take inspiration from Roksanda and layer bold primary colours in the same shade. Or if you’re scared to wear bold colours together, try taking one statement piece and toning it down with something in grey, like we see on the Calvin Klein runway.


Get the look:

Satin-trimmed stretch-crepe flared pants $1332 from Givenchy


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3. Modern Modesty

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There’s something quite empowering about covering up, and this is a look we’ve really see shine through for next season. Think high necklines and longs hems, which we’ve seen from Acne, Loewe, Balenciaga and Roksanda Ilincic. They cut an elegant, flattering silhouette that elongate the body and provide a romantic renaissance-esque edge.

Pair a high neck polo with trousers or long shift skirt, or try a high-neck dress with knee-high boots to keep that figure nice and long.


Get the look:

Silk crepe de chine blouse $1015 from Chloe at Net-a-Porter



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4. Granny Knits

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We hope you’re into knitting because with new colourful takes the gma classic, chunky knits are likely to be a big deal. Prada took a more subtle angle with embellished detailing on their cardigans, whilst Missoni and Loewe went all out on their chunky patterned jumpers. We also saw Chloé taking a relaxed approach with slouchy styles.

Layer them over a tee or wear with a skirt, as demonstrated by Loewe and get rummaging through your granny’s wardrobe!


Get the look:

Fringed jacquard-knit cashmere cardigan $3,059 from Alanui at Net-a-Porter


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5. Haute Heritage

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No longer just for the high-brow outdoorsy types, checks and tweeds have been given the most modern of makeovers for A/W17. Stella McCartney set the standard with tweed-inspired prints and quilted jackets that wouldn’t be out of place in either city or in the great English countryside, whilst earthy muted tones of green, orange, red and blue dominated the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, Loewe, Missioni and Simone Rocha.

Style short check shirts with a matching blazer, and dress the look down with a pair of flats for effortless country-to-city chic.


Get the look:

Check wrap skirt $55.90


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6. Best-dressed

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Get out all those old dresses! It’s time to give them a new lease of life, because this season we’re expecting to see lots of layering. With Preen by Thornton Bregazzi putting tops and jumpers over dresses to form a two-piece look, and Dries Van Noten layering dresses over jeans, it’s a great way to spice up tired pieces that have been sitting in the back of your wardrobe.

Try layering a crop top that’ll cinch you in at the waist over a dress, or jeans with a floaty dress over the top.


Get the look:

Striped dress with embroidery $89.90 from Zara


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7. Vintage

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With a strong nod to the 70’s from Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Prada, and Gucci, vintage is officially in, and the more eclectic and flamboyant the better. Think retro prints, OTT florals, browns, yellows, reds and chunky textures that create an eye-catching charity shop chic when all put together.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold statement prints, florals, embellishment and faux fur.


Get the look:

REDvalentino ruffled floral-print silk-chiffon midi dress $1650 from Net-a-Porter


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8. Disco Fever

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Electric blue flashes and sequins shimmered on the Saint Laurent catwalk, pops of futuristic silver and gold came from J W Anderson and Chanel, metallic flashes from Loewe, and Gucci brought us head to toe glitter. It’s an 80’s disco revival and we’re 100% up for the party.

Dress metallic flashes with black to give them extra pop and remember - you can never ever have too much glitter. To the dancefloor!


Get the look:

Isa Arfen lamé mini skirt $429 from Net-a-Porter