Monday, 13 August 2012

Donna Ida AW 2012: Military, Mulberry and Baroque

AW 12 Military Trend

I've been flicking through the Donna Ida Autumn/Winter 2012 lookbook since it landed on my doormat, and I can't get enough of the trends they're highlighting. I think we're all well versed on what the big trends are for AW, but just in case we need a refresh before we get lost in the Spring/Summer 2013 fashion weeks (gulp), Donna has lent a helping hand.

AW 12 Military Trend

The trends that I have my money on for AW this year are baroque, military and the beautiful mulberry shades that were all over the catwalks. Chanel and Miu Miu championed the mulberry trend, with head to toe looks, McQ and Aquascutum gave marching orders with their chic military styles, and a gothic take on baroque was everywhere, but especially championed by Givenchy and Gucci.

AW 12 Gothic Baroque Trend

Thankfully Donna Ida has pulled together the key items for each and every trend that we need to know about for AW. For the military trend, we've got chic J Brand jeans mixed with leather jackets from Rika and officer inspired styles from Smythe. The mulberry trend is all about wearing shades of the colour head to toe, so team jackets and tops from Elizabeth and James with some Current/Elliott skinnies. And finally, the other trend I'm coveting has to be baroque, so make sure you go gothic luxe with Elizabeth and James tux jackets and baroque print jeans from Paige and J Brand.

What's your favourite AW trend?


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