From essential accessories to trending attire, here are our top 10 fashion favourites from the Autumn/winter 2018 collections.
Capes are a winter staple, but this year, in line with the midi craze, Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller has taken the length down to the shin. Other brands have jumped on the bandwagon, with some hems falling down to the ankle. Throw it on à la trench coat – but chicer – or cosy up in puffa versions.
Stella McCartney has always designed cool pieces for the woman on the go, and this season is no different, with her new Loop trainers, a hybrid of sock boot and running shoes that’s as comfortable as it’s stylish.
Signet rings are de rigueur on the digits of the fashion savvy. The once-niche piece of jewellery has been democratised, and so long as you can find a design that suits your fancy – perhaps this one from Versace? – you too can carry your allegiance on your pinky finger.
From the trade war to the catwalk, China is on everybody’s mind. Kenzo’s autumn/ winter collection takes its cue from the saturated colours and dreamlike ambience of Wong Kar Wai’s film In the Mood for Love. Other brands such as Valentino are taking cues from Chinese lore and its creatures.
Scarves are having a moment. From turbans to accessories to clothing, brands are finding ways to use famous scarf prints or textures in a whole new way. Use this Louis Vuitton Time Trunk Monogram Square to adorn the handle of your bags or tie it round your head for a turban to wear poolside.
As testament to the power of a throwback “it” product, Dior has reissued its signature Saddle bag from John Galliano’s spring/summer 2000 collection. The brand’s current designer reinterprets the iconic shape in a variety of patchwork designs, logos and leathers and a new ethnically inspired strap.
Big hats are back. The trend that took off with Jacquemus’ La Bomba straw creation has been given a hardier lease of life in Japanese brand Ambush’s khaki-green bucket hat. Its mammoth brim will keep any good scout prepared for both rain and shine.
The new Hermès Kellyado is a more youthful version of the storied house’s classic Kelly bag. With its compact size and colourful leathers, this backpack is a modern iteration of a traditional design, allowing wearers to go about their day hands-free and in style.
Bruno Frissoni’s final collection for Roger Vivier is inspired by the languid glamour of Morocco, as experienced through the camera of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. Cords and tassels are recurring features, adding an exotic spin to each piece.