Crimson colours, sweetheart necklines and the 90s chokers – say hello to some of the Autumn Winter 2016 trends that we are decoding today. And there’s quite a lot to watch out for! Yes, trust me when I say this. I had to spend quite a considerable amount of time poring through tons of images from the catwalks of New York, Paris and our very own Mumbai to suss out the some of the key trends that should make waves. I shall also try and give you some useful tips on how you can emulate each of these trends yourself. So grab yourself a cup of chai and get set to plan your wardrobe for this fall.
CRIMSON IN YOUR WARDROBE:
It’s rich and opulent and you can easily lift up an entire look by adding this hue in your wardrobe. As spotted at Amazon Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016, designers like Shantanu and Nikhil, Gaurav Gupta, Hemant & Nandita and Kiran Uttam Ghosh featured bold red colours on streamlined silhouettes, flared gowns, trench coats, bomber jackets and Indian couture. Personally, I feel flowy and light maxi dresses in this colour would look fabulous. Rock it with a pair of flats and a hobo bag for good measure.
SWEATHEART & CHECKS
Whether it’s Dior, Kenzo or Miu Miu, all of Paris Fashion Week’s top designers were hooked to fashion’s most romantic shape – the sweetheart neckline. It’s naughty yet nice, bold yet demure. Well if you’ve never tried this one on, it’s time. Layer it, accessorize it or simply let it be. It’s that one smashing piece that is a complete statement in itself.
Checks are also making a comeback this season – Prince of Wales, plaid, tartan, houndstooth and gingham were all featured at the Paris Fashion Week A/W 2016. If stepping out decked head-to-toe in this regal print is a little too much for you, start minimal. Try introducing a monochrome checkered pattern into your ensemble through accessories like scarves, belts or bags. This adds effortless oomph to your outfit when you’re out and about.
NIGHT SKY DRESSES
Move over sequins because here’s a trend that makes evening gowns look like sparkling stars in a clear night sky. These silhouettes in shades of black, navy and royal blue stole the show at the New York Fashion Week this year. Whether it’s Alexander McQueen’s glittering creations, Rajesh Pratap Singh’s space-inspired outfits or Rimzin Dadu’s first of its kind 3D sarees – dressing like the actual night sky is one of the prettiest AW16’s party trends.
CHOKERS ARE BACK
Coming to the accessories, the 90s choker necklace is back with a modern twist. Rather than the cringe-worthy velvet materials we rocked years ago, this season the choker can be found in metallic materials. Choose from the minimalistic and dainty styles or make a statement in bold chokers with a tribal influence.
SILK SHIRTS, LOOSE TROUSERS & PYJAMA SUITS FOR MEN
For all the men out there, silk was seen across the board at most of the A/W ‘16 shows. Silk shirts were perhaps the most obvious but we also got to see silken jackets and outerwear well-represented on the catwalks. Also, hems are finally loosening up! So, slip on a pair of flares or the good ole harem pants because this one’s popular with even the sleekest of brands. And finally, there were some bold pyjama suits on the ramps, styled in a supremely wearable way. Remember Ranveer Singh? Well, don’t rule this trend out.
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Story by: Ritwika Gupta