Brown Thomas Autumn Winter 2015

July 16, 2015

Daily Digest

Brown Thomas Autumn Winter 2015

 

Pictured above from L to R: Lauryn wears Peter Pilotto Jumper 995.00.euro ,Peter Pilotto Skirt 890.00.euro, Abby wears Stella McCartney Coat 1595.euro, Louise wears Celine Dress 1800.euro and Rasma wears Victoria Beckham Dress 2995.euro. They are pictured At the Brown Thomas Autumn Winter 2015 Season Launch.

This week I attended Brown Thomas Autumn Winter 2015 season launch. Here’s what to expect from next season:

Embellishment is huge for AW15 with crystals, hardware and ornate embroidery added to almost every design.

Lace was ever-present in all its forms from 3D to guipure but featured in a much more casual, contemporary way.

The wealth of rich, jewel-inspired hues kept catwalks alight ensuring AW15 veers away from darker tones and burgundy is still going strong. Traditional autumnal colours take a glimmering restyling with golds, emerald greens and sapphire blues shining bright into the exciting season ahead.

Punk and grunge were dominant trends as seen at Givenchy, Saint Laurent and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Autumn Winter 2015 trends

Autumn Winter 2015 trends at Brown Thomas are broken down into five themes:

Retro Futuristic

A new wave of retro, with strong futuristic nuances swept the runways with designers taking inspiration from the 60s, 70s and 80s and giving shapes a modern edge. Metallic and bonded fabrics made a galactic statement. The catwalks of Saint Laurent, Prada, Peter Pilotto and David Koma all referenced this trend.

Valentino Cape dress, Dior coat and Dolce and Gabbana dress and coat

Valentino Cape dress, Dior coat and Dolce and Gabbana dress and coat

Couture Construction

The AW15 runways saw exquisite feminine shapes emerging accomplished by impeccable craftsmanship.

Designers drew on original classic patterning, elaborating details and a refining attention to detail. Fabrics are luxurious, almost bespoke. Designs are infused with dynamic cuts, material folds and hand-stitching creating a one-of-a-kind sensibility. Silhouettes sat close to the body and long midi-lengths dominated, in a colour palette of black, grey and white. At Stella McCartney, the collections bordered on couture. Victoria Beckham combined ribbed knits with elegant wrapped skirts and turtleneck dresses.

Balenciaga featured ovoid coats and jackets as well as waist-focused tulip skirts with a street edge – seams were held together with metal staples whilst black leather belts took the form of collars on jackets.

Gothic Girl

The runways were awash with a gothic theme for AW15, evident through an abundance of leather, Victorian frills, lace detailing, fringing and patches of embellishment all adding to this darkly decadent trend. This look was hard-edge yet fun making for a strong fashion look. Under the veil of Victorian silhouettes, glorious materials and ornate patterns created a dramatic and nostalgic effect. Sheer fabrics, lavish embellishments, floor-skimming skirts and frilled details were key. Many designers were inspired by this dark romantic aesthetic infused with a bohemian feel including Alexander Wang, Givenchy and Victoria Beckham. The beauty and decay of a rose was explored at Alexander McQueen.

Coats at Chloe

Coats at Chloe

Op Art

Op Art influenced designs brought a new intensity to the continuing graphic monochrome trend. Chequerboard swirls and chevrons were the focus, mixed with pretty prints making for an unexpected update to winter florals, repeated on head-to-toe looks for high impact. Longer monochrome lengths were seen at Valentino whilst Céline made an exciting step into print.

Grandma’s Dressing Up Box

Many runways emanated an old world vintage style including Prada, Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana. Designs were beautifully bejewelled and featured heavy embellishment whilst colours and prints clashed in magnificent forms. Erdem’s silhouettes fell away from the body with a trapeze style silhouette.

Victoria Beckham autumn winter 2015

Proving that she is still the fashion darling, Victoria Beckham dresses closed the show at Brown Thomas, showing knit dresses and structured dresses. You can check them out in a vido on WhatSheWears.ie Facebook.

Check out Victoria Beckham & more autumn looks shown at Brown Thomas fashion show this morning

Posted by WhatSheWears.ie on Tuesday, 14 July 2015

 

Jumpers and Knits

I spotted lots of large Aran knits worn with black midi skirts and mid calf boots at Valentino, while high necks and turtle necks were also favoured.

IT Bags

In terms of Autumn Winter ‘IT’ handbags, the Chloé Drew was definitely the stand out success of the Spring Summer season which continues for AW15, in addition to the Givenchy Antigona and the Valentino Rockstud.

Valentino

Valentino

Shoes

The mid-calf boot is the leading shape for AW15 featuring on the runways of Chloé, Stella McCartney, Valentino (pictured above) and Isabel Marant.  A round-toe on a block heel made for the most complimentary style.

The high vamp pumps picked up momentum making for a refreshing change – courts and pointed flats received a new update.

The Mary Jane made a comeback coming in many guises from stiletto and block heels to round and pointed toes.

Sky high boots have been vamped up this season with skin tight, over-the-knee styles delivering ultimate sex appeal at Saint Laurent and Aquazurra.

The trainer continues to be important with endless offerings from high and low tops, flats and wedges to the simple, embellished and boot styles.

 

 

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