Bristol Fashion week has once again closed for another season (boo!). If you didn’t have the chance to attend any of the shows, don’t despair, celebrity stylist (and popular Bristol Fashion Week presenter) Mark Heyes offers his top tips to be on trend this year. You can also check out Gina Jones, Flickr page for full coverage of the event (items are available at The Mall, subject to availability, look out for the Bristol Fashion week signs in stores!). Personally, I love the folksy trend (always a favourite look of mine!).
Shearlings and sheepskins look set to have a fashion ‘moment’ this season. Dusky, pastel tones will be on our most-lusted after list. We’ll be seeing this tactile fabric in new places, such as on the bottom of skirts, on sleeves and in bright colours.
Red or dead
If you’re buying a dress this autumn/winter, make it an LRD (little red dress). Scarlet, oxblood, ruby – it will all be there on the high street, so whatever your skin tone, there’ll be a red for you.
Practical fashionistas will rejoice at the return of military, utilitarian styles. From simple wool pants to luxuriously crafty leathers and coats with frogging, this look is rugged and ideal for urban adventures. This look should serve us well when the weather gets cold!
This season we’ll see a fresh take on swinging sixties. Think optical prints, mini-skirts and chic belt coats. It’s Marsha Brady meets Jackie O. And oh my gosh, it’s so wearable.
Artistic folk fashion
Bauhaus, expressionism, the Bloomsbury Group and surrealism have all inspired this season’s looks. Hand-painted fabrics and dazzling prints will be brightening up our winter wardrobes this year.