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A South African Fashion and Beauty Blog By Nandy Mlomo

Sunday, 10 April 2016

FALL / WINTER 2016-17 FASHION WEEK : RUNWAY TRENDS

"Fashion is what you buy, Style is what you do with it.."

Winter is around the corner and it's time to update your wardrobe to match the season so if you don't know what to get or curious to find out what may be trending this coming season don't worry, I got you covered!!



If you live in the Northern Hemisphere bookmark this post so you can return back to it during fall

I'm always eager to see what has been trending on the runways during fashion week as a source of inspiration or a guideline when updating my winter wardrobe

I have compiled a list of some of the spotted trends which I think the retailers and consumers may take to for this season. 

The looks are from some of the top shows that took place in the major fashion capitals around the world.

 I  will follow up with a separate post to the men's  fashion week as I feel the brothers deserve some love as well so guy if you're reading this stay tuned :-)


This post is not about me telling you what you "must" have but just a guide line of what is likely to be available (in this case already available) in stores and or what the masses are likely respond to. 

Remember you do not have to be a victim by following every trend there is out there, find what appeals to your taste and make it work for you.

Disclaimer: All images are from www.vogue.co.uk


1. FUR

 If you love fur you'll be happy to know it's still on trend so you can still rock yours this winter and feel all snugly on a cold day

Left to right :  Topshop Unique,  Chloe x2 , Alexander Wang

2. OVER SIZED COATS
These are very comfortable and cosy, perfect for layering underneath on a very cold day

Left to right: Dior, Gucci, H&M, Valentino


3. BIKER JACKETS
Left to right:   Elie Saab,  Gucci, Topshop, Eli Saab

4. KNITS 
The Knits have gone oversized and sporting extra long sleeves

Left to right: Chloe, Fenty Puma By Rihanna, Topshop, Chloe

5. BOYFRIEND BLAZERS 
Left to right: Fendi, Topshop, Alexander Wang, Versace

6. WIDE LEG PANTS  

Left to right: H&M, Gucci, DKNY

7. PUFFY/QUILTED JACKETS

Left to right: Stella McCartney, Courreges, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga


 8.VELVET

This appears to be huge trend this winter as the majority of designers were sporting a velvet piece in their collection.

Apart form velvet blazers which are a timeless classic, this fabric can be a bit tricky to pull off especially if you're "big boned" like me lol

For everyday life I'd say play it safe & stick to deep shades like black, navy, green, maroon(red) and opt for stretchy velvet fabric when it comes to items like tight pants, pencil skirts or bod-ycon dresses.

But if want to make a statement then go big and go for the bright colours like mustard as seen below, gold or even pink.
  Mix it up with different textures like denim to give it a twist...

I'm looking forward to see how the streets will style this trend 
Left to right: Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Phillip Lim, Philosophy

9. CROP JACKETS 

I don't know about you but crop Jackets are always on trend in my wardrobe..

Left to right: Topshop,  Marni, Fendi, Emporio Armani

10. LEATHER
Left to right: Hermes, Topshop, Balenciaga

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When it comes to color you know Black is a winter staple but here are some other shades that proved to be popular on the runways with most designers...



WHITE

Left to right: Salvatore Ferragamo, Dior, BOSS, Dior


NAVY

Left to right: Dior, Chloe, Hermes, Ellie Saab


NUDE / TAN

left to right: The Row, Chloe, Valentino, Dior
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More looks that caught my eye .....

LUXURY GRUNGE
FENDI

LACE LACE LACE
Ellie Saab

OFF SHOULDERS, PLEATS & NECK TIES

Valentino  /   Chloe


 SHORT AFROS

It's so refreshing to see so many models rocking the Short Afro on the runway, thumbs up to diversity.


I hope you enjoyed this post, see you on the next one.

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