From the spirited, stompy muse swathed in black lace (or ideal and not-quite-muted in company grey) to the feather-strewn big name who’s dressing for the limelight: autumn/winter 2019 is a game of two halves. On the minimalist group, seriously sophisticated tailoring is starring upfront – don’t forget it a neat palate cleanser after seasons and seasons of sports clothing. Then there’s the go back of supple leather-based, and leather-based trousers specifically, directing the brand new mood in quiet luxurious.
As for the opposing facet? Feathers! Sequins! Retina-searing coloration, worn head-to-toe! And robes – jumbo-sized and couture-like in their creation and unapologetically rambunctious (even the flirty cocktail attire came with trains).
Add to the mixture the return of the Nineteen Seventies-generation bourgeois lady (how else to explain the trend for tights?) in ownership of a signature appearance comprising a female-like skirt with more swish, a silk shirt, a sharp, tailored blazer and an assortment of silk scarves, top-cope with baggage and – in case you’re feeling fruity – a pair of aviator sunglasses, and it’s shaping up to be a splendidly wearable season of style. Which route will you take? Here’s Vogue’s edit of the biggest trends of autumn/winter 2019.
The maximum “style” look you may work next season? A curiously “nonfashion” one: time to channel the 1970s-technology bourgeois babe (preferably the Parisian kind) and her unerring wardrobe of silk blouses, foulards, realistic skirts and neat little blazers. She’s of a era when the center-class night meal warm potato was “Can women have all of it?” She has a penchant for bouclé and a brassy gold button. She likes frumpy sun shades of brown and argyle diamonds. She wears cozy footwear and chunky gold necklaces. And once in a while, if she’s feeling wild, she’ll don leopard print (however simplest in small doses).