Colder temperatures ahead provide us with the perfect opportunity to invest in a few new season staples – whether that’s the charm of an elegant new handbag, stylish winter boots or perhaps a chic new coat. We asked the buyers at our favourite luxury etailers what key new season pieces and on-trend must-haves they’ll be spending on this season…
While we see a lot of trends come and go in fashion, the 1970s trend is going nowhere fast and this dress – Jonathan Saunder’s ode to the era – looks especially fantastic with a shirt or turtleneck underneath. ‘70s references can also be found in the emerging London-based label Morv, which is exclusive to Avenue 32. The dresses are made from the same leather used for gloves, so they fit just like one… On our shopping list this year are most definitely culottes – which have been all over the shows for the past few seasons – and bottle green and beige versions are so perfect for autumn and beyond. Shoe-wise, flats are no longer a choice just for day – they have become representative of a new kind of evening elegance. Bionda Castana’s snakeskin printed pair are ideal for all outings.
Part of the Art of the Scarf collection, this limited edition print celebrates Liberty’s long history as the home of the scarf. Mining the Liberty archive for a classic floral design, the final result is also a tribute to the work of Dutch Master Rembrandt. How to update Liberty London’s bestselling tote for the new season? Make it showstopping bright of course! Give this classic shape a personal spin by choosing your own leather tag. Got a winter wedding to go to? This chic dress bears all the hallmarks of a classic Christopher Kane piece, the kick-out peplum a playful update on a super-tight silhouette. Vintage seekers take note – Alex Monroe’s Liberty-exclusive Language of Flowers collection is a perfectly formed, modern take on Victoriana. And if you only make one purchase, vamp up your skinnies in an instant with statement stilettos; this Aquazzura pair is gothic, glamorous shoe perfection.
The 70’s glitter, glamour and decadence trend inspired by the spirit of New York nightclub, Studio 54, meets new brands for Harvey Nichols this autumn such as Vince and CA&LOU for a new season update. Favourites from Charlotte Simone and Isabel Marant ensure your look is chic for crisp winter walks and disco-ready for evening soirées.
Smart, trans-seasonal style comes via The Row’s sleeveless navy wool coat and Valentino’s monochrome designs – this midi dress is perfect for day or night. For accessories, slouchy meets structured in Jil Sander’s View bag – a future classic. New names to watch include jewellery designer Charlotte Chenais for architectural designs that chime with this season’s statement jewellery trend, and Francesco Russo, for sculptural shoes that balance cool with elegant – over-the-knee boots are a hot new-season tip.
Leather & fringe are here to stay as the 70’s rock theme lives on, while geometric shapes rule in the world of Capucci. The embellishments of Fausto Puglisi command the attention of every room with his silk and satin dresses always making an impact. Dsquared2 has long reigned supreme in the art of denim, and this season’s quilted masterpieces are no exception. And who can help but be seduced by Saint Laurent’s s fringed nappa leather beauty? Finish your A/W #15 outfits with these stunning Gianvito Rossi velvet and satin pumps, which pair flawlessly with a little black dress, or add glamour to jeans.