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Fall's Top Trends to Try
The new year may begin in January, but for fashion followers, September’s arrival presents the same feeling of fanfare. The international runways are rife with innovative ideas, magazines as thick as phonebooks call from the newsstand and store shelves are once again filled with the latest designs.
Of course, navigating the new can be challenging. With so many trends to choose from, the secret lies in ensuring a timelessness to the pieces you’re picking, which instantly ups their investment value. Here, we present your ultimate fall trend masterclass.
While trends fade, a few select pieces can last forever. Case in point: a sharp-shouldered blazer and a beautifully cut pair of tailored pants. Timeless, chic and totally understated, they are guaranteed to have a hallowed place in your closet for years to come.
And we’re not the only ones who think so. The top design talent behind labels like Prada, Sportmax, Gabriella Hearst, Michael Kors and Dior all agree that the back-to-work staple is a sartorial splurge worth making this season.
The key is playing with textures and balancing proportions. Hana San’s classic slim leg set works well when juxtaposed with a voluminous white shirt or Equipment’s shimmering silk blouse. Alternatively, try the brand’s wide leg pants with a body skimming sweater vest. To put a contemporary spin on suiting, mix and match with Circolo 1901 by opting for a blazer and pants in contrasting velvet, herringbone, or plaid.
The fall runways reflected a quieter mood, no doubt brought on by uncertain times. Designers offered hard-working pieces that are easy to wear and created with longevity in mind. Come the cooler months, there is no more pivotal piece than an exquisite knit – just ask labels like Chloe, Stella McCartney and Max Mara. From layering to after-dark dressing, this season’s offering checks both form and function boxes.
Fabiana Filippi has made their name with sophisticated silhouettes and handcrafted techniques. Fall’s lineup of fashionable sweaters doesn’t deviate. A sensational open-work sweater with ombre and lurex details evokes an artisanal feeling, while the versatility and low-maintenance practicality of the merino sweater and cashmere turtleneck belies their delicate beauty. The merino wool cape, meanwhile, will instantly become a fundamental part of your trans-seasonal wardrobe thanks to its easy wearing appeal. Consider sweater weather unlocked.