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5 fave trendsNow that spring/summer shopping has well and truly entered the sale phase, and you’ve probably spent a day crying over those full priced Wang heels you nabbed the minute they hit Net-a-Porter, only to see them go into the sale a few weeks later – and in your size, too – it’s time to move on.

Well, there’s only one way to get over the pain of parting with your cash like that, and in fashion speak, that translates as autumn/winter.

Remember when we picked out the top 10 autumn/winter trends you could wear fresh off the runway, without actually having to wait for the season to hit the fashion scene? Now that new season wares have started to land in stores, we’ve decide to whittle our previous top 10 down to our five favourite fall 2013 trends to covet come September.

Oversized coats

The strong, masculine silhouette doesn’t seem to date, with a stronger presence every season, making us want to ditch our belted trenches. From boxy to sleeveless and oversized, the new season coat is a shapely affair, with softly gliding contours in a palette ranging from ashy grey to pillar-box red.

Peter Pilotto AW13


Sugar spun shades of candy floss pink are back in all tones; from dusky pink skirt suits at Jonathan Saunders to bubblegum pink vinyl finishes at Roksanda Ilincic, the rosy hue is the colour of choice to lighten up fall’s dark mood. Take the frothiness associated with wearing pink off by accenting with black separates.

Christian Dior AW13


The staple fabric for colder months (the faux variety, of course!), fur dominated the new season runways; but we’re not talking in it traditional guise. Think multi-layered, three-colour looks; acid green and electric blue stoles and eye-popping patterned furs. J Mendel and Vionnet went as far as incorporating the luxury fabric into everyday wear, thanks to boxy tops and knee-skimming skirts respectively.

Tom Ford AW13

Feminine details

Harking back to Hitchcock heroine-perfect silhouettes, fall fell in love with feminine details with a sexifying edge. Think cleavage-enhancing sweetheart necklines; sultry, off-the-shoulder frocks and perfectly cinched waists. We can’t wait to celebrate the real female form, come winter.

Prada AW13


Festooned with flowers, feathers and the finest of embellishments, autumn/winter 2013 looks set to be a decorative season. With everything from bomber jackets at Dries Van Noten to jeans at Chanel adorned; don’t be fooled by the casual elements of these pieces, because the craftsmanship still remains painstakingly luxurious.

Dries Van Noten
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