Earlier this week, we were lucky enough to attend one of the most stylish events on the fashion calendar - the Arnotts Autumn/Winter fashion show.
Stylist Cathy O'Connor, DWTS stylist Clémentine MacNeice, fashion editor Bairbre Power and many more Irish fashionistas were in attendance at the coveted event while a fabulous group of models including Daniella Moyles, Olivia Tracey and twin sisters Sadhbh and Cadhla O'Reilly worked the catwalk.
To get the details on all the upcoming trends and to find out why we should all be wearing tartan this autumn, we spoke to Womenswear Buyer, Rachelle Hanley - watch the video below.
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According to Rachelle, the five biggest trends we're going to see this Autumn-Winter are as follows:
This trend dives into the image of 70's era Paris. Get ready to embrace signature pieces such as plisse skirts that fall below the knee, pussy-bow blouses, non-descriptive knits, and long length statement outerwear. When it comes to accessories, say hello to crocodile and snakeskin prints.
Luxe Minimalism draws on elegant A-line skirts, fine polo knits, longline blazers and single-breasted car coats in ecru, biscuit, and coffee shades. The versatility of this trend aligns with the eco-conscious fashion lover who dreams of building an adjustable capsule wardrobe. All anyone really needs is an addition or subtraction of a garment to suit all occasions.
This trend is all about being tough and pretty. Think long dreamy floral dresses paired with bold black boots. This season's florals are creating drama with hyperreal prints for the autumn-winter season. The botanical motif is adapted using macro and micro florals in saturated shades on autumnal base tones. Don't put those spring dresses away just yet, ladies.
Move over leopard print, hello tartan. The mismatching of checks and offbeat colours breathe new life into staple designs. Graphic Grids encourages the clashing of classic prints such as herringbone, houndstooth, windowpane checks and gingham, both referencing the 90's grunge aesthetic and creating a contrast in contemporary styles.
Arguably this season’s loudest trend Colour Crush brings bold energising hues to this season. Saturated shades of cobalt blue, tomato red, hot pink, burnt orange and shocking yellow are presented across outerwear dresses, tailoring and knitwear. Invest in a colorful statement dress this party season.