The classic military style made a comeback in women’s ready-to-wear collections – from long coats, short jackets and knit dresses revamped with bows, pompoms and oriental prints to classic structured styles using wool and leather, this is a winter must-have.
The biker jacket
Equally timeless is the biker jacket, which ruled the runways in black and brown leather. Accessorised with buckles, zips, studs and even vintage jewellery, for men and women alike, this punk-inspired number is suitable for office wear, evening wear and any occasion under the sun.
From Céline to Valentino, feminine pleats proved popular among a crop of top designers, featured in skirts and dresses in the softest and most elegant of colours, including beiges, nudes and blush.
Despite evoking a springtime feel, sky blue is proving to be a popular colour this winter, particularly in men’s coats and sweaters, marking a refreshing change from darker, wintrier shades of blue. The versatile colour pairs particularly well with beige, tan, grey and rust.
While some designers threw a number of original 70s trends into their 2016/17 collections, others re-interpreted them with modern twists – such as Joseph Abboud’s collection, with subtle fits and flares, vintage buttons, various styles of tweed and distressed wools.
Shine and shimmer
From metallic tones to hints of glitter, sparkles and studs, if there’s any time of year to bag yourself a flashy pair of shoes, it’s now. Look out for pairs in suede, with straps and chunky buckles for an on-trend winter 2017 look.