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.

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…