It’s all about fierce glamour with high octane gloss and lashings of sparkle as fabrics go metallic with shimmering luxe finishes. For A/W 09, gloriously excessive embellishment is absolutely key, championed at Herve Leger and Elie Saab. Just remember one simple rule: Too much is not enough!
Lightening bolts of acid brights emphasised by Autumn’s insatiable mood for dark tones, shake up the catwalks for an unexpected twist to the season. Flashes of fuchsia, and minimalist cobalt come in the form of colour block macs and statement dresses for a bold, dynamic fashion direction.
Provocative dressing demands centre stage this season with tough black pieces making an overtly seductive statement. Punk influences take on a dangerously glamorous edge; think exposed zips, heavy studs, and wet-look satin for a ferocious fantasy brought to life at Balmain and Mark Fast. Wear. With. Attitude!
Black and white colour combinations were a strong focus on the A/W catwalks for 09, with designers playing with the notion of monochromatic dressing. The trend translates from day to eveningwear for a sophisticated new season look, take a tip from Balmain and Dolce & Gabanna and choose one of these mono-pieces.
With the party season approaching everyone MUST have a little black dress. Look for a full layered skirt and go for detailing. Diamantes, ruffles, embellishments and trimmings. A gathered bodice enhances smaller breasts.
No wardrobe is complete without an update of the summers hottest dress style – the bodycon. It is definitely a dress for those with body confidence and is perfect for a slightly curvy 10/12. Got a few lumps or bumps? Then go for a thicker material in a darker colour. Perfect figure? Then go for the thinner clingier fabrics and as vibrant as you dare.
A chic pencil skirt is one of key investments of this season. Wear with a matching blouse of some much needed office glamour during the day then swap the office for the bar by switching to an embellished top and some high heels for a killer after work outfit.