As we transition into a new season, we’re feeling excited for a wardrobe refresh. The new Fashion Week may be upon us, but we’re throwing back to February when the scene was set for our autumnal style to unfold.
The AW20 runways offered a fresh reminder of the freedom that fashion can bring — whether you wish to show acres of flesh or button up entirely with face-protective layers and enormous voluminous proportions. Whatever your preference, this season it’s all about wearing it your way and showcasing your own style!
Here’s our top five trends for AW20 to tap into with a few tempting tips on how to wear them…
The NEW Bodycon
Now bodycon may bring the Kardashians in their bandage dresses to mind, but this season the trend gets an upgrade and a fresh new take. Short for ‘body conscious’, the new format isn’t about being skin-tight and more about skimming the body. With a slightly more relaxed fit in fine knits the new Bodycon has an altogether demurer feel. On the catwalk we saw Balmain's form-fitting knit and Brandon Maxwell's high neck and long sleeve offerings which captured everyone’s imagination.
Get this elegant, understated yet effortless sexy look with our Mio Dress. This uniquely cut knit with an asymmetric wrap style skirt features a cut out detail on one shoulder to deliver a seductive statement that hints at what lies beneath.
This season, designers wanted to make us all feel special by drawing inspiration from the ballroom. Not only did designers show a seemingly unprecedented amount of evening wear in their ready-to-wear collections, but the real bravery was seen in the bold silhouettes chosen. Long trains and voluminous skirts were presented as the new fashion norm. Maximalism and the normalisation of formal wear is here for the season and we’re ready to embrace our inner debutante.
Make the trend wearable with our Lulu Skirt. A gypsy inspired three-tiered maxi with an extra-long bow that delivers instant impact and ramps up the glamour for your day to day. With an elastic back waistband, it’s the perfect fusion of style and comfort.
A puff-sleeve or shoulder has been a running trend for the past few seasons and showed no signs of slowing down for Autumn. Powerful silhouettes with a sharp geometric twist at Christopher John Rogers played against more feminine versions at JW Anderson. Whatever your preference ramping up the volume is a must!
Get loud with the Sue Top – an embroidered sweat with bell sleeve detail and heavy wool embroidery designed by Emma Wallace herself. Available in Navy or off white this piece is perfect for bringing a new season in whilst keeping comfy.
Want to amp up the glamour? Then our Mayumi dress with its drawstring bell sleeves and gathered shoulder detail in the signature print of the season is a winter must have.
Sandy Liang, Arthur Arbesser, Lacoste and JW Anderson all went kooky for co-ords this season. The ease of having an outfit put together for you is an appealing one and we love the versatility of mixing and matching. Showcased in new prints and optional matching jackets we loved this set trend.
Steal this style by pairing our Doris skirt with the Cynthia top. A classic beaded tee that brings the bling in a relaxed fit pairs perfectly with the embellished mini in soft hair suede-like texture with beading design. This laid-back look also adds a dose of sparkle for the Emma Wallace Woman who was born to shine.
Wide Leg Trousers Tucked Into Boots
This new trend is one of the easiest to master for AW20. Tuck your wide leg trousers into your boots and you’ll instantly give yourself a contemporary update that will not only frame your new knee highs but will also showcase your credentials. Delivering a punky spin on the classic outfit, this look was seen as the likes of Alberta Ferretti and Rejina Pyo’s shows.
Test out the look with our Patti Trouser. Wide legged and a high paperbag waistline compliments the wrap front detail. Pair with tan leather or snakeskin boots to get the look.
With months of turbulence behind us, a wardrobe revamp is exactly what we need to re-set our minds and style. We can’t wait to see how you showcase these trends!