READING: Fall/Winter 2018 Womenswear Trend Report
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Drape yourself in drama with (Clockwise, From Left) Dolce & Gabbana, Gareth Pugh, Jil Sander, Miu Miu and Marni.

Coat of Dreams

No winter can be grey when you have one of these show-stopping coats wrapped around you. Step out with Gareth Pugh’s fierce leopard print design with exaggerated shoulders, a patent oversized style from Miu Miu, or Dolce & Gabbana’s technicoloured number that can outshine Joseph’s dream coat. Whatever your choice is, don’t hold back the drama.

Dress for Success

Statement dresses are making a retro statement with many designers taking inspiration from the 80s’, so make sure you get on with that big, bold, and glamorous programme. Add that body-con cocktail dress to your Fall shopping list – or take figure-flaunting to the next level with Dion Lee’s bra-top cut-out dress. And because nothing puts the spotlight on you like a sparkly number, this season offers plenty of options like Balmain’s shimmering iridescent tinsel mini dress.

Stranger things from (Clockwise, From Left) Gucci, Valentino, Balenciaga, Victoria Beckham, Dior, Michael Kors.

Essential Extras

If you haven’t got the memo yet: the stranger and more outré the accessory is, the more #trending it is. So forget your bespoke hats and get yourself a balaclava. You don’t need to be snowboarding to be sporting it – just look at the eclectic examples from Dior, Gucci and Marni. Other must-haves include super oversized bags, headscarves worn in the style of Romanian gypsies, neon boots, totes that resemble designer shopping bags, sparkly cabaret type gloves and embellished sneakers.

A riot of colours from (Clockwise, From Left) Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Max Mara, Dries van Noten, Marni.

The Louder the Lovelier

Black may be the colour of the season in the celebrity circuit as seen at this year’s Emmy Awards, however, it is anything but in the fashion world. Say hello to eclectic prints and bold colours as designers go big with the “more is more” concept.

Party in your Pantsuit

It may be the dress code du jour for high powered corporate professionals but the pantsuit is coming out this season as the funky head-turner. Go back in time with a Marc Jacobs colour-blocked, oversized 80s’ pantsuit (Boy George would certainly approve), or travel into the future with a metallic style from Balmain.

How to party in a pantsuit, as shown by (Clockwise, From Left) Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Dries van Noten, Marc Jacobs.