Miu Miu pre-fall 17

Miu Miu pre-fall 17: Fabulous, furry and fun

Dressing-up-box-meets-20s-meets-40s-meets-50s-meets-urban-streetwear. Nah. I don’t think it trips off the tongue as a neat description of a look either. But that’s what it is. That’s what what is you might ask? The new Miu Miu collection, of course. Or, more precisely, the Miu Miu brand’s vision for pre-fall 17.

Antonio Marras pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17: Call of the wild

If you can ignore all the bad things that are happening in the world (and there have been too many times in the past year that I’ve just wanted to bury my head in the sand), then it’s a great time to be alive… For those of us who love animal print, at least. Animal print…

Carolina Herrera, Zac Zac Posen, Dion Lee pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17 colour: Red, red w(h)ine

OK, what’s the the key colour that we’ll all be racing to add to our wardrobes, come late summer? Sorry, read that as “what’s the key colour consumers will be moaning about, come late summer?” Yes. Colour. It’s a trend (and sales) driver. But it’s also an enduring fashion industry problem.

Nili Lotan, Versace, DSquared2, Dion Lee pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17 trends: Beautility (or how utility got gorgeous)

Utility detailing has been a big deal for some time and in a world where the parka is the favourite coat style, that’s no surprise. But all those drawstrings, giant pockets, zips, parachute nylons, heavy cottons, and topstitching have been evolving. We’ve had purist ultra utility, and we’ve had a more girly pretty utility (remember…

See by Chloé, Fendi, Just Cavalli pre-fall 17

Pre-fall 17 outerwear trend: Caped Crusaders

Capes appear frequently on the runways but don’t always filter through to the mainstream. Yet their appearance in (relatively) large numbers in the pre-fall 17 lookbooks suggests designers think this might be the (pre-)season for them to make a breakthrough. Pre-fall is, after all, the most commercial of collections, not the time to make grand…

Gucci pre-fall 17

Gucci pre-fall 17: 10 trends to make an impact

Alessandro Michele has out-Michele’d himself for the Gucci pre-fall 2017 collection with a riot of decoration, geeky touches, accessory ideas and much more. But is there anything for the wider industry to plunder in the months ahead or is it just more of the same? Well, yes and yes. It’s become very clear in recent…