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Introducing the 8 Key Fashion Trends for Autumn/Winter 2015

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While we love summer with its gladiator sandals and floaty dresses, there’s nothing like the first wave of autumn clothes in the shops.

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Maybe it’s the nostalgic back-to-school feel of all the greys and maroons, or maybe it’s just the cashmere, but the start of autumn is our favourite time in the fashion calendar.

Here’s the trends fashion’s finest will be following next season.

It’s acceptable to do Eighties (again)

From left to right, Saint Laurent, J.W. Anderson, Balmain

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The 80s never looked so good. Think lame, polka dots, power shoulders, velvet (particularly big next season), and fierce leather. But in a good way. As seen at Saint Laurent, Balmain and J.W. Anderson.

Soft as folk

Chloe, Burberry and Pucci

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The glam rock of this summer’s 70s revival has gone soft for autumn. It’s a little more romantic this time round – more Joni Mitchell, less Marc Bolan. Soft velvet flares, long boho floaty dresses under waistcoats, and cosy patchwork were big at Burberry, Pucci and Chloe.

Tomboys vs. princesses

Victoria Beckham, Topshop Unique, and Margaret Howell

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While Victoria Beckham, Topshop Unique and Margaret Howell gave us Annie Hall-style understated tie-neck blouses, polo-necks, wide trousers and mannish coats, Miuccia Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Saint Laurent celebrated pretty and punk princesses with winter pastels, sparkly embellishment, Mary-Janes, and pearls.

Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent

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Wes Anderson (aka chic geek)

Lacoste went all out

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The Royal Tenenbaums were all over AW15. Lacoste owned the look (obviously) with tennis dresses, camel furs and striped dresses, but the quirky introvert also took centre stage at Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger and Miu Miu.

Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger and Etro

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Interior Design

Erdem, Mary Katrantzou, Tory Burch

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Brocades, velvets and wild prints were everywhere on the AW15 catwalks. Erdem, Mary Katrantzou and Tory Burch were all in the mood for a little redecorating

Girls in sheep’s clothing

Roksanda, Burberry and Roksanda again

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One word: shearling. We’re all going to be walking shag-piles this September.

But, really, anything goes, as long as it’s fluffy and in-your-face. To ease yourself in, you could try a colourful faux-fur stole – as seen at Topshop Unique and Roksanda – or a furry cuff.

Second-skin boots

Thank Dior

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As long as it’s skintight, it’s on trend. Good luck getting them on and off.

High-vis necks

Topshop Unique, Victoria Beckham and DKNY

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It’s all about the polo-neck for autumn. Wear it under another knit for really cold days, under pinafores, tucked into wide leg trousers, or chunky over long skirts.

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