Published: 27/07/2012 12:49 - Updated: 04/09/2012 16:14

Autumn/Winter 2012 Trends

As soon as the weather brightens in the UK, the Autumn/Winter catwalk fills the media with lustrous cold weather wear making many of us wish for an excuse to buy that new coat we’ve seen.

This season has been no exception with the majority of the trends giving a nod towards elegant womanliness rather than the playful girlishness that the neons and white lace of Spring/Summer 2012 gave us. This season it is all about opulence and embracing your inner vampish mistress. But, if that all seems a little much then maybe the tomboy and military trend that swept the Miu Miu and McQ shows is more for you. Either way, I’m sure you won’t have difficulty falling in love with these key trends.

Gothic Glamour

Adorned in everything black, these glamourous ladies love to make a statement through their choice of textures (velvet, lace and leather) whilst sporting lashings of eyeliner and iconic jewellery. Although this may primarily appear to be an evening look, it can be carried forwards in a more subtle manner for when the sun is up. Die-hard goths can find inspiration from the Gucci Milan show which oozed Mortician sexiness whilst Prada showed Milan how to nod to this trend whilst incorporating colour.

McQ Autumn/Winter collection 2012/2013

The Digital Age

With technology advancing at a rate of knots, it is little wonder that designers have started using computers to produce outfits with amazingly eclectic prints. Mary Katrantzou demonstrated this in London as she sent a rainbow of models down the catwalk adorned in intricate prints on structured statement dresses.  For a more high street friendly budget, take a look at Zara’s printed trousers and ASOS’s dresses.

Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter Collection 2012/2013

 

A Lady in Uniform

The military trend is a perfect transition from Spring/Summer to Autumn/Winter as it has been a prominent feature on previous catwalks. A fail-safe fashion statement for festival goers, the military trend has moved to a more uniformed and structured style this season. Whilst keeping it sexy with a subtle flash of flesh or a cinched-in waistline, the uniform style ensures that this woman demonstrates that she knows what she wants and she will get it. Look out for sharp shoulders, earthen colours and delectably decadent gold buttons. Topshop Unique’s collection released in July is a bounty for the military enthusiast.

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