Some of the key trends coming out of New York:
Military gets a ladylike makeover. Think sharp lines, boxy jackets and coats decorated with a black edging and gold military style buttons. These are quite masculine shapes but worn together with figure hugging, knee length knitted dresses, high heeled calf lenth boots and accesorised with sharp ladylike bags as seen at the Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang shows.
Prints were everywhere. On trousers, shirts and jackets and coats. Mixed with a range of frabrics inlcuding woll and fur to give jumpers and the like a more glamours and luxury feel.
Leather is going to be a big hit for the Autumn/Winter season. This was everywhere. Seen on the DKNY, The Row and Betsey Johnson. Expect to be wearing leather trousers, full length leather dresses in a range of colours from the usual black and brown right through to to firebox red.
With all the masculine shapes and materials around you'll be wanting to brighten the mood abit especially if its a winter like the one we just had! Preen have kept the floral trend going. Shown with the stark knits and tapestry-like embroideries, these were paired with sharp knee length deep orange pencil skirts. A perfect blend.
Overall we'll be wearing tailored trousers, knee length skirts and sharp shapes. They'll be alot and leather, fur and heritage patterns. Shoes and boots have a heel, no flat shoes to be seen!