Social Conscience, Outer Space and Folklore... AW17's Key Trend Round Up

September issue's at the ready, here at CAD we love Autumn / Winter – it’s our most favourite season.

It's the chance to over indulge our wardrobes (we're literally droooooling over what the designers and stores have on offer!)

With so much to choose from, where will you be spending your hard earned cash?

We’ve identified five key trends for AW’17, backing them up with our favourite pieces from Catwalk to High Street - and all are available to buy right now.

So here goes...

First of all you need to be SUITED & booted

Think sharp, well cut and androgynous – the trouser suit (and in particular the double breasted jacket) was seen at Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Dries Van Noten (we could go on and on)

We LOVE Tom Ford’s nod to his Gucci days…

On the High Street, Reiss have their own take - the Mali Night Double Breasted Long Line Blazer in an investment that will take you from day to evening.


The seventies are here to stay and no one does this better than Alessandro Michele at Gucci - his adoration of colour and print is showcased this AW. You can go mini or maxi – the more opulent the print and the frillier the better.

Warehouse have done their own take on the folklore trend with this beauty (which also ticks off another one for AW 17 – the colour red)

Number Three… OOH LA LA – THE BERET

I’m a one for hats; the beret is a staple in my Winter wardrobe and has been so for many years. Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with star milliner Stephen Jones to create leather versions for her AW17 show at Dior, bucking the trend for the coming season.

If your budget won’t stretch to Dior, then online stores do military versions at a knock down price – we found this merino wool one with a leather trim at Village Hats.


The first conscientious tee was the brainchild of British Designer Katherine Hamnett in the 80’s. A firm activist, she echoed the thoughts of a generation through fashion, firstly with her “CHOOSE LIFE” slogan t shirt (remember Wham’s "Wake Me Up..." video or am I showing my age!?!) with more messages to follow through the decade (examples being “SAVE THE WORLD” and “EDUCATION NOT MISSILES”).

Hamnett remains a voice in today’s tremulous political climate, and her ethically sourced tee’s are as popular as they ever were.

Vetements’ Demna Gvasalia is another designer with a message.

And Missguided have embraced female empowerment.


Outer space and out of this world, Chanel stay loyal to their design aesthetic but with a futuristic feel for AW17, which has been replicated across the High Street in the form of metallic.

You can pick up a biker jacket in silver, gold, pink, green with styles seen at New Look, ASOS, Missguided, French Connection and Pretty Little Thing.

Personally, we love this look from Zara if you want to be a Cosmic Girl this Autumn.

We’d love to know which key trends you’re channelling this Autumn – drop us a line, let us know!

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