Key looks for autumn

Damian Foxe showcases 12 trends that will define what we wear this season. Photographs by Andrew Yee

Winter white 
Designers have added interest to monochrome with unexpected combinations of fabrication and texture
Wool/angora/cashmere coat with fox-fur sleeves, fox fur hood, and polyester and viscose long fringed skirt, all price on request to order, from Mugler
Winter white Designers have added interest to monochrome with unexpected combinations of fabrication and texture Wool/angora/cashmere coat with fox-fur sleeves, fox fur hood, and polyester and viscose long fringed skirt, all price on request to order, from Mugler | Image: Andrew Yee
Pastels 
The mainstay shades of the summer wardrobe are rendered winter-appropriate in luxurious double-faced cashmeres and opulent evening silks 
Cashmere coat, £6,300, by Jil Sander. Silk dress, £9,600, and silk clutch bag, price on request, both by Christian Dior. Leather boots, £619, by Maison Martin Margiela. Shearling wool hat, price on request, by Kenzo. Lambskin gloves, £770, by Chanel. Cappuccino moonstone ring in 18ct gold and diamonds, £4,100, by Lucifer Vir Honestus at Talisman Gallery
Pastels The mainstay shades of the summer wardrobe are rendered winter-appropriate in luxurious double-faced cashmeres and opulent evening silks Cashmere coat, £6,300, by Jil Sander. Silk dress, £9,600, and silk clutch bag, price on request, both by Christian Dior. Leather boots, £619, by Maison Martin Margiela. Shearling wool hat, price on request, by Kenzo. Lambskin gloves, £770, by Chanel. Cappuccino moonstone ring in 18ct gold and diamonds, £4,100, by Lucifer Vir Honestus at Talisman Gallery | Image: Andrew Yee
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Bomber jackets 
With its intrinsically rakish charm, the bomber takes on a more sophisticated, grown-up appeal, crafted in luxurious wools and butter-soft leathers
Wool jacket, £2,075, silk blouse, £975, and wool/cotton trousers, £1,015, all by Chloé. Gold-plated chalcedony necklace, £340, by Amrapali
Bomber jackets With its intrinsically rakish charm, the bomber takes on a more sophisticated, grown-up appeal, crafted in luxurious wools and butter-soft leathers Wool jacket, £2,075, silk blouse, £975, and wool/cotton trousers, £1,015, all by Chloé. Gold-plated chalcedony necklace, £340, by Amrapali | Image: Andrew Yee
Animal printsThe call of the wild has carried into winter, with animal prints appearing on weighty wools, liquid jerseys and heavy gauge silksWool trench coat, £2,390, chiffon blouse, £630, jersey trousers, £420, and crocheted necklace, £920, all by Wunderkind. Ponyskin boots, £1,895, by Jimmy Choo. Jacquard fabric bag, £1,296, by Louis Vuitton
Animal printsThe call of the wild has carried into winter, with animal prints appearing on weighty wools, liquid jerseys and heavy gauge silksWool trench coat, £2,390, chiffon blouse, £630, jersey trousers, £420, and crocheted necklace, £920, all by Wunderkind. Ponyskin boots, £1,895, by Jimmy Choo. Jacquard fabric bag, £1,296, by Louis Vuitton | Image: Andrew Yee
Colour blocking
This recurring trend takes a Mondrian-esque turn, with panels of the same fabric in contrasting hues
Wool coat, €4,400, faux-leather top, €690, technical wool trousers, €740, and calfskin bag, €1,100, all by Céline. Cowhide shoes, €658, by Comme des Garçons. Felt hat, £475, by Zoë Jordan
Colour blocking This recurring trend takes a Mondrian-esque turn, with panels of the same fabric in contrasting hues Wool coat, €4,400, faux-leather top, €690, technical wool trousers, €740, and calfskin bag, €1,100, all by Céline. Cowhide shoes, €658, by Comme des Garçons. Felt hat, £475, by Zoë Jordan | Image: Andrew Yee
OversizingConventional silhouettes are taken to the extreme with dramatic, playfully exaggerated proportionsPolyester jacket, €2,311, long polyester shorts (just seen), €484, both by Comme des Garçons. Rubber shoes, £546, by Maison Martin Margiela. Plastic Eyelash sunglasses, £126, by Tatty Devine
OversizingConventional silhouettes are taken to the extreme with dramatic, playfully exaggerated proportionsPolyester jacket, €2,311, long polyester shorts (just seen), €484, both by Comme des Garçons. Rubber shoes, £546, by Maison Martin Margiela. Plastic Eyelash sunglasses, £126, by Tatty Devine | Image: Andrew Yee
Traditional knitwearClassic techniques are used to create heavily textured, multicoloured knits with an artisanal feel and eccentric flairKnitted jumper with goat fur, €2,460, and multicoloured knitted skirt, €400, both by Fendi. Knitted mixed-yarn cardigan (worn as shawl), £1,238, handmade pom-pom scarf, £179, and knitted silk leg warmers with pom-poms, £96, all by Leutton Postle. Leather monk-strap Bay brogues, £595, and embroidered fur and suede Biker bag (held at front of body), £3,395, both by Jimmy Choo. Ostrich pom-pom headband, £600, by Piers Atkinson
Traditional knitwearClassic techniques are used to create heavily textured, multicoloured knits with an artisanal feel and eccentric flairKnitted jumper with goat fur, €2,460, and multicoloured knitted skirt, €400, both by Fendi. Knitted mixed-yarn cardigan (worn as shawl), £1,238, handmade pom-pom scarf, £179, and knitted silk leg warmers with pom-poms, £96, all by Leutton Postle. Leather monk-strap Bay brogues, £595, and embroidered fur and suede Biker bag (held at front of body), £3,395, both by Jimmy Choo. Ostrich pom-pom headband, £600, by Piers Atkinson | Image: Andrew Yee
All-over leather
Think part biker, part Matrix, for this sexy, take-no-prisoners look
Plongé leather jacket, £3,955, matching skirt, £3,555, leather boots with mirrored perspex heels, £1,530, and nappa-leather belt with silver buckle, £315, all by Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati. Mirrorred Plexiglas visor, £270, by Alexander McQueen. Wood-effect resin and metal Bally bracelets with rose gold finishing, £650 each, by Christian Dior
All-over leather Think part biker, part Matrix, for this sexy, take-no-prisoners look Plongé leather jacket, £3,955, matching skirt, £3,555, leather boots with mirrored perspex heels, £1,530, and nappa-leather belt with silver buckle, £315, all by Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati. Mirrorred Plexiglas visor, £270, by Alexander McQueen. Wood-effect resin and metal Bally bracelets with rose gold finishing, £650 each, by Christian Dior | Image: Andrew Yee
Techno fabrics
High-tech, futuristic fabrics and finishes combine performance with a youthful, sporty aesthetic
Metallic silk toile blouse, £2,175, by Chanel. Silk jumpsuit, £6,150, and jersey and leather Flex gloves, £525, both by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière
Techno fabrics High-tech, futuristic fabrics and finishes combine performance with a youthful, sporty aesthetic Metallic silk toile blouse, £2,175, by Chanel. Silk jumpsuit, £6,150, and jersey and leather Flex gloves, £525, both by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière | Image: Andrew Yee
Geometric prints Layers of complex, repeat patterns hark back to the bold, graphic designs of 1960s fabrics and wallpaperSilk/wool sleeveless coat, £2,295, cotton sleeveless shirt, £440, silk/wool sleeveless dress, £1,375, matching trousers, £1,010, satin Mary Jane shoes, £1,100, and satin mini bag, £1,400, all by Prada
Geometric prints Layers of complex, repeat patterns hark back to the bold, graphic designs of 1960s fabrics and wallpaperSilk/wool sleeveless coat, £2,295, cotton sleeveless shirt, £440, silk/wool sleeveless dress, £1,375, matching trousers, £1,010, satin Mary Jane shoes, £1,100, and satin mini bag, £1,400, all by Prada | Image: Andrew Yee
BaroqueExtravagant period opulence is reflected in complex gilt embroidery and jewel-like ornamentationEmbroidered tulle bustier, €9,830, embroidered wool skirt, €13,650, metal earrings with tulle and crystal, €658, and matching hair comb, €323, all by Dolce & Gabbana. Tinalak headpiece, £305, by Mich Dulce
BaroqueExtravagant period opulence is reflected in complex gilt embroidery and jewel-like ornamentationEmbroidered tulle bustier, €9,830, embroidered wool skirt, €13,650, metal earrings with tulle and crystal, €658, and matching hair comb, €323, all by Dolce & Gabbana. Tinalak headpiece, £305, by Mich Dulce | Image: Andrew Yee
Velvet
This rich fabric appears in many guises, from sumptuous and unadorned to complex devorés and textured brocades
Velvet Jacquard coat, £4,190, by Gucci. Silk velvet evening gown, £4,230, by Bottega Veneta. Duchesse satin Temelia knee-high boots with appliquéd lace and snakeskin trim, £2,595, and satin Casta chain-strap bag with appliquéd lace and fur tassels, £3,995, both by Jimmy Choo
Velvet This rich fabric appears in many guises, from sumptuous and unadorned to complex devorés and textured brocades Velvet Jacquard coat, £4,190, by Gucci. Silk velvet evening gown, £4,230, by Bottega Veneta. Duchesse satin Temelia knee-high boots with appliquéd lace and snakeskin trim, £2,595, and satin Casta chain-strap bag with appliquéd lace and fur tassels, £3,995, both by Jimmy Choo | Image: Andrew Yee
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