It’s still sweltering outside, but there’s no doubt autumn is just around the corner. I’m personally looking forward to the cooler weather (who isn’t?!!), the autumn racing, and all the new autumn fashion and beauty trends.
Eva Galambos of Sydney’s Parlour X says deconstructed shirts are going to be major this season. “Everyone from Jacquemus, Balenciaga and Vetements to Sacai and Ellery has been breaking down the shirt. It translates well to the Australian market – it’s comfortable and really cool. A man-style oversized shirt, maybe with longer sleeves and in a thick stripe or plain white, is an easy way to try it – you can belt it, wear it as a dress with heels, knot it up or tuck it into a longline skirt.”
Also on her list of must-wears in the coming months is “the Gucci effect,” a luxury vintage look that is “all about mixing and matching prints, loads of floral and 70’s-inspired opulent, textured fabrics that are re-constructed with extreme craftsmanship.”
Meantime, Lane Crawford’s Joanna Gunn is gunning for pinks, microflorals, and dramatic sleeves.
“Rethink pink. The oft-clichéd feminine hue is reimagined in soft and sophisticated dusty shades this season.”
“This season’s blossoms are not your ordinary garden variety. Small springy prints, often on rich dark backgrounds bring florals centre stage for the new season. Silk blouses, prairie dresses and slips offer joyful bursts of botanics.”
“Get experimental with sleeves. Balloon, ruffled, trumpet: the dramatic sleeve is a way to add a dressy, playful note to all variety of tops from shirts to fine gauge knitwear. Wear with a midi skirt or cropped pant and you are ‘done.'”
Also guaranteed to be a huge part of autumn fashion trends this year is the collaboration between Vetements and Manolo Blahnik. Let that sink in for a moment and think about how incredible this is: While Vetements is all about being edgy, modern, and unconventionally appealing, Manolo Blahnik oozes classical femininity and polish. So what do you get when you combine these polar opposites in design? These:
Dominating the Armani runway in Milan this year was a literal silver lining. As described by Giorgio Armani’s international makeup artist Linda Cantello: “Extreme black lashes combined with white silver liner creates pop contrast.” To achieve the look, create a feather-light base using tinted moisturiser and concealer (skip the latter if you can get away with it). Lightly define eyes, brows, upper cheekbones and chin, and then generously apply mascara. Lastly, finish off with vivid pink lips to set off the silver.
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