Autumn is probably the most favorite seasons in the world of fashion. With collections featuring earthy neutrals, layers and more sophisticated silhouettes, it will surely make every fashionistas very excited to wear this season’s collection. Though we don’t experience winter in the Philippines, we benefit from the cold wind that blows from the northern hemisphere. Because of the cold climate, Winter fashion is mostly composed of materials that will keep us warm like leathers, wool and knit wears.
Topman, Topshop and Dorothy Perkins recently unveiled their Autumn/Winter 2015 Collections. Each brand has a unique approach on their AW 2015 collections to cater their target market.
Britpop Army, a throwback to the teenage years spent sewing band patches on camos and lived in distressed clothes. Embodying streetwear that features classic, longlines, and layered military-inspired silhouettes where you can add in pops of color by using socks/accessories and make use of different textured piece for a plain and print collaboration. Key tones highlight autumn color palette consisting of washed khakis with highlights of burnt oranges and yellows
Work Ethic, new silhouettes push the established formal wear rules in a much more contemporary direction. Lifestyle plays a huge influence, as relaxed functionality is balanced with smartness. Work wear is used for going-out embodying smart-casual styling. Smartened up Harrington jackets are constructed using traditional tailoring fabrics to create modern suit styles. The trend sticks to the classic color palette of Khaki, navy, grey and black.
The Wild One always had an edge, but this season she’s unapologetically a bad girl, wearing leather skinny-coursers with laced leg detailing, or a black leather zipped skirt, worn with killer heels, where it’s all about the point with front’ Ghillie lacing. There were a lot of punk reference s here, where eyelet hardware embellishes simple suede shift and shell-top shapes, reminiscent of the late 60s and layered over silky rib roll necks, and played with thick tweed hounds tooth-check coats. There was plenty to inspire lust in bad girls everywhere, animal prints and patterns on Ponyskins, retro vinyl Macs all worn with a does of attitude, and receive an urban twist when the MA-1 Bomber and Parka are lured up with the deepest fox-furs.
English Winter Garden, features Quintessential 70’s feminine girls amidst trailing embroided floral dresses and lace fold skirts and William Morris inspired Botanical prints, and is an ingenue with an eccentric side. Dig deep in the arctic to find Victorian lace blouses, and bohemian puss-bow tie-necks, and are confidently worn under androgynous classes crumbs, capes and trenches as well as sheepskin car coat and suede bomber jacket. Corduroy separate pinafores, flare legs and culottes define the era of this traditional country cloth, and given a youthful blast with color-blocked ankle boots and handbag.
Glitz and Glam layers on the lace and drama of Victoriana Blush with addition of deep and rich purples and glitzy silver grey. Glamorous black pieces underpin the look. Blouses are romantic with lace detail and voluminous sleeves, these are perfect worn with PU pencil skirts and skinnies. The fur coat adds a touch of luxury to this going out trend.
Topman and Topshop are located at the 1st Level of Ayala Center Cebu near The Activity Center. Dorothy Perkins is located at the 1st Level near Metro Supermarket.