“Next Autumn/Winter will be a celebration of women today” says Maria Kovacs, TIGI European Session Director. “We’ve looked at the shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, and come up with four trends to inspire you and get you thinking of the shapes, colours and fabrics we’ll be seeing on the high street come September. Remember, shape is always crucial.”
“Wide-shaped clothes call for smaller head shapes, and this was one trend that was quite apparent. There were some incredibly glamorous and historic references at some of the shows, whilst at others we saw gelled shapes, and loose, undone, deconstructed looks. These are our key trends, with the some of the shows that inspired our thinking.”
Think ‘Harlem meets Versace’, with democratic styles that are a status symbol anyone can wear. This is the new Street Style, inspired by 70s’ classics including flares, midi skirts, bow blouses, tailored coats and capes. Forget about black; key colours for this trend are dark green and oxblood.
Moschino was a great example of this, where the hair was over-the-top with Marie-Antoinette ‘puffed-up’ wigs.
The empowered woman will love this trend. It’s inspired by menswear and the classic couture shapes of Dior and Commes des Garcons. With masculine shapes and fabrics, colours also take reference from men’s taiolring with blues, greys and browns leading the colour palette. Seams become a focus on recut jackets, draped dresses and wide-leg trousers in tweeds and flannels.
At Fendi, the hair was slicked-back, with braided buns and structured hair looks projecting a powerful, strong image.
This is a fusion of outdoor and activewear that’s become so prevalent over the last few seasons. This trend will appeal to the savvy sustainable. Upcycled and recycled fabrics are cut in new ways, finished with zips and drawstrings, into slouchy sweaters, jackets, duffel coats, trench coats and capes. The colours are suitably ‘earthy’ with bamboo yellows, khaki, and olive highlighted with swirling patterns, marbled shapes, leaves, and tie-dye.
Created by Maria Kovacs herself, the hair at Mark Fast had a youthful, luxe look with a ‘cool’ twist.
It might be winter, but this trend is inspired by springtime, with spring flowers and fantastical birds adorning fabrics more usually seen in warmer periods. With tones of pink, purple, aqua, green, yellow, muted orange and terracotta, ribbed knits, fleeces and furs, bright tweeds and satins are finished with sheer fabric overlays.
At Marni glitter make-up wasn’t just sprinkled over the face, but hair too to create an ethereal, space-like vibe.
Here’s a few of the key colours that look set to be trends next season:
Over the coming months we’ll be sharing these concepts as we develop our own themes and colour palettes to help you progress your creative work for Autumn/Winter 2020.