Autumn/Winter Fashion Week Trend Report 2016
With Autumn/Winter fashion week drawing to a close, we reflect back on the trends that graced the catwalks; from Victorian inspired ruffles to elegant white fur collections, there was something to inspire everyone’s winter wardrobe. Black, gold, red and white were the stand out colours of the season and the team here at Freya Rose HQ can’t wait to wear them! We would like to share with you our favourite looks, as well as styling tips on how to accessorise these pieces.
Lingerie by day
With International Women’s Day just gone, the empowerment of the modern day woman has never been more prevalent. Just when you think that the fashion world couldn’t be any more daring with the female form, along comes the ‘lingerie by day’ trend. The revival of the 90’s slip dress is well and truly underway this season and we here at Freya Rose think that this is a fashion must.
Lace and sheer slip dresses can be seen in near enough every designer’s collection this season, from Nina Ricci to Dolce and Gabbana. Pair this style with our embroidered Yuuka couture ivory lace shoe and your negligee has never looked so elegant!
The Victorian Era attire was a huge trend on the catwalks for winter 2016; adding intricate, regal details to modern day short hemlines and sheer finishes. The trend adds a statement to occasion wear, with the use of high neckline, ruffled sleeves and lace materials.
Alexander Mcqueen has grasped this idea, adopting a feminine, boho vibe with the use of floral lace, ruffles and pleats. There is a clear accentuation of the waist line with the selective placement of fabrics and embroidery, whilst still incorporating last season’s cold shoulder trend.
Dolce and Gabbana and Elie Saab have gone for a darker, more sultry approach, with the use of black floor length lace, glimpsing sneak peeks of the under garments. This is a combination trend with the aforementioned ‘lingerie by day’ look. We feel that our Tabitha white lace shoes would really tie in well with this vintage trend, putting the finishing touch on a majestic look.
White fur was a prominent trend on the catwalks, adding style and luxury to any formal occasion outfit. This trend is both appealing to the eye and appealing to the body, keeping any fashion-forward thinker warm throughout the winter months.
White fur was in abundance across the Balmain and Dolce and Gabbana ranges, featuring a number of snow-themed ensembles. However, in contrary to the both popular and timeless all-over fur coat, both fashion houses used selective placement through the use of either sleeve or cape designs.
As the first company to develop technical, stylish clothing for high altitude, Moncler Gamme Rouge stood out with their version of this trend. MCR created a Swiss alp inspired collection complete with Heidi plaits and platform clogs (although in our personal opinions, we feel that a pair of opulent, Freya Rose shoes would really complete this look!) Instead, we think that a pair of our Snowqueen white embellished heels would really set this style off.
If you haven’t already been hacking away at your dress/ skirt hems then now is the time to do it! The catwalks saw more irregular hems than you could shake a pair of scissors at; popularly paired with chiffon materials and loud prints such as those displayed by Elie Saab.
This style has also been demonstrated within the Dior collection in the form of a bold, white coat. The abstract cut of these pieces allows for a pair of statement shoes, as seen in the above photos. We love these pieces with the pictured red footwear, and feel our Freya Rose Charlie red heels would look sensational with the gowns! These red shoes can be created as part of our bespoke service.
Embellishments appeared on a vast array of dress designs from leather to lace, in the most meticulous of details. The fringing and sequins scream of The 1920’s and Great Gatsby era, and which better shoe to channel your inner Daisy Buchanen, than the Hollywood couture design, which features Cubic Zirconia crystals and gorgeous fresh water pearls.
Embroidery was a key theme with designers this season, creating intricate detailing and thus forming more eye-catching apparel.
The butterfly was a consistent image in the works of Alexander McQueen, along with unicorns, stars and moons. These patterns certainly made us feel that we were in the midst of a dream here at Freya Rose HQ, and if it looks as luxurious as this collection then we never want to wake up!
Keeping with the fantasy theme, we feel that our Song of the Stars heels would pair perfectly with these collections, as they take inspiration from the cosmic universe, portraying the unique moment a shooting star flies across the sky. This style uses Diamonds and Tahitian pearls, creating a truly precious shoe.