It isn’t always about monochromatic hues and muted shades for fall/winter. This season’s colours of choice seem to be bright red (as always), rich mustard, and greens of all types as seen in Versace (where rainbow colours dominated); Roksanda with beautifully colour-blocked pieces; Bottega Veneta’s retro take, and Dior’s ever-chic coats.
A departure from A/W’14’s geometric prints, graphic shapes and patterns seem to be all the rage this season with Emilio Pucci, Jonathan Saunders, Dior and Christopher Kane as examples, bringing new meaning to wearable optical illusions.
Ethereal boho dresses
There was an abundance of 70s-inspired motifs and designs on the runway, from flared pants to fringed ponchos; but one that stood out for us were long flowy lightweight dresses that you could wear for both summer and fall. Anna Sui and Chloé had plenty of boho looks, while Cavalli went for a luxe finish with sheer chiffon and ruffled elements.
Floral motifs & embroidery
Similar to the bright colour trend, florals are a hit this season albeit not as rife as what spring/summer collections would offer, with Dolce&Gabbana’s beautifully embroidered roses scattered on shift dresses and coats; Giambattista Valli’s signature florals on trousers and one-shouldered tops, and Valentino’s delicately sheer flower-strewn dresses.
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