Pre-fall 2016 key item: A mini adventure

The pre-fall collections have confirmed one thing – (almost) anything goes. That means that when it comes to length, there’s something for everyone and the mini is as big news as midi, maxi and everything in-between. So what’s key about the new minis? Well, what’s worn with them is as important as the skirts/dresses themselves.…

Pre-fall 2016 trend: Let’s hear it for legs

I’ve seen some hosiery trends come and go in my time – from sweet knee socks with flowers up the side, to Lurex ankle socks, lace tights, seamed stockings and every type of opaque/woolly leg covering you can think of. But in recent years tyranny of bare legs from spring to autumn and black opaques in…

Pre-fall 2016 trend: Power pantsuits

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s hard to get away from pantsuits, especially if you’re working in a fairly conservative office environment where they’re a must-have if you’re looking for a more comfortable alternative to the traditional shift dress or skirt/top combo. Most designers include at least one every season as they know they’ll always sell,…