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FASHION

camel coat

skirt suit

little black dress

metallics

FASHION TRENDS

09

For Autumn/Winter

Feature by Delphine H

Chloe

Donna Karan

Dsquared

Giorgio Armani

Jil Sander

Yves Saint Laurent

Michael Kors

Jean Paul Gaultier

Donna Karan

Doo.ri

Jean Paul Gaultier

Matthew Williamson

FOR WOMEN:

W

e are only now just coming out of a long recession so fashion designers are reminding us that, this winter, we should not let ourselves fall into moroseness. Great shapes and “über” stylish cuts have been seen on the catwalk. From the Dynasty lady to the Disco Queen, designers have taken their inspiration from the TV shows of the eighties. Why? Because that decade is the symbol of a time when women were living for parties and enjoyed dressing up: metallics, sequins, bright to fluorescent colours have reclaimed their fame. For a workier attitude think basics, basics and again basics. Indeed, timeless elegance has never been so fashionable for a board meeting: get yourself a skirt suit or grab the one you have stored and give it a trendy twist by wearing it with a chunky metallic necklace, high knee boots and a tiny belt. When Fashion plays it subtly and wise, it is time for accessories to add their part and start the conversation. The key Autumn investment is a coat or, more specifically, “The Camel” coat. You might have forty coats but you need this one that will follow you season after season. We’re spoiled with choices from Jil Sander, Donna Karan, Chloe… browse and pick the one. If you need to justify your shopping spree this should be the wisest purchase you have made for a long time: it is definitely a fashion staple. Finally, sophisticated and innovative fabrics were featured during the shows to remind us that a Little Black Dress can have many versions: satin, lace or even Michael Kor’s leather version, so don’t be afraid to step outside your normal boundaries. If the money is tight, the outfit is balanced, elegant and in tune with modernity. Better days are yet to come so we are just getting sartorially ready to rock the streets and the venues of our beloved city…

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