The Top AW15 Fashion Trends

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It's that time of year again, to start planning your winter wardrobe and these AW15 fashion trends are not to be missed.

The Top AW15 Fashion Trends

Every year sees heavier fabrics, more dulcet tones and lower hemlines. The AW15 fashion trends are no different.

Yet, this season sees figure-flattering, feminine silhouettes sneak back in to the forefront of fashion and the seventies slowly being pushed back out. Here's the top AW15 fashion trends to try now.

Back to Boho

(Images: Burberry from Vogue, Etro from Elle, Dsquared2 from Wonderland.)

The seventies revival isn't quite gone and forgotten yet but it has softened. The glam rocker has given way to boho chic.

The boho fashion trend saturated the noughties but it seems to be back with a more tailored finish. Burberry had every outerwear imaginable with fringing, prints and everything in between.

Whereas, Etro went for sumptuous fabrics in muted hues and Dsquared2 showed off their statement poncho. To nail this fashion trend, it's all about mixed print.

Geometric Prints

(Images: Roland Mouret, Salvatore Ferragamo from Vogue, Valentino from Elle.)

Optical illusions are being used to flatter women's frames in the form of geometric prints. Roland Mouret used accents of colour to draw the eye.

Likewise, Salvatore Ferragamo and Valentino dazed onlookers with their offerings. These garments carefully balance between simplicity and complexity.

The Statement Fluff

(Images: Louis Vuitton from Vogue, Stella McCartney from Vogue, Michael Kors from Vogue.)

Layers are a staple of the season and AW15 fashion trends see the fluffier the better. The Louis Vuitton furstravaganza is an unforgettable highlight of the season. Similarly, Stella McCartney and her fur-free fur caught a lot of attention.

If you're not ready to go the whole abominable snowwoman bit, however, there is an alternative: cuffs. Michael Kors showed full-fur but also that a fur-trim can go a long way.

Seventies Backlash

(Images: Balmain from Vogue, J.W. Anderson from Vogue, Saint Laurent from Vogue.)

Other fashion designers have gone against the curve with their rebellious embrace of the eighties. Balmain gave a masterclass in all-out disco glamour.

Expect shoulder pads, metallic tones and power-dressing from J.W. Anderson. Just see their striking shapes and those slouchy knee-high boots. 

Saint Laurent went for the edgier downtown rocker with skinny ties, leather and accompanying ripped tights. The seventies don't stand a chance.

Floor Fillers

(Images: Balmain from Vogue, Roksanda Ilincic from Vogue, Victoria Beckham from Now Fashion)

Part of the eighties rerun sees flares traded in for baggy trousers. Again Balmain was at the forefront with Roksanda Ilincic and Victoria Beckham giving their interpretations.

This AW15 fashion trend doesn't end at trousers either. The cooler months have seen a slew of long hemlines hit the runways.

Marc Jacobs and Roberto Cavalli are just two names who have created floor-length dresses to be appreciated till spring.

Watching the Waistline

(Images: Miu Miu from Vogue, Roland Mouret, Altzurra from Style.)

Higher waistlines are on the agenda for the coming months as seen at Miu Miu, Roland Mouret and Altzurra. There are big belts, higher bands and the ocassional bow.

Nipping-in at the waist creates an hour-glass figure that will be in full force come September.

Party at the Ends

(Images: Lanvin from Glass, Céline from Wonderland, Rodarte from Elle.)

Funky, frayed and embellished hemlines are adding movement and volume to the ends of garments. Lanvin, Céline and Rodarte have all brought this fashion trend to the fore.

Alongside the expected fur there's more texture in the form of fraying, layering and shearling.

Pleating Perfection

(Images: Christopher Kane from Vogue, Gucci from Wonderland, Kenzo from Who What Wear.)

The AW15 fashion shows were full of pleats whether box or knife. Christopher Kane, Gucci and Kenzo had all the bases covered.

Christopher Kane mixed the romantic addition of knife pleats with sensual art work. Whereas, Gucci opted for leather to update this fashion trend. Then Kenzo used heavy layers and textures for contrast.

Tweed-tastic

(Images: Chanel from Vogue, Prada from Design and Culture by Ed, Dior)

The heritage fabric that just keeps giving is back in beautiful colours. Tweed is practically synonymous with Chanel so it's no surprise they brought it back for another season.

Prada, on the other hand, created youthful concoctions in sherbet shades. Additionally, Dior created statement coats with bold colour clashing.

These new takes on an old fabric have blown new life into its use. It's no wonder it has been a fan favourite ever since.

Gothic Lace

(Images: Alexander McQueen from Wonderland, Thom Browne from Design and Culture by Ed, Alberta Ferretti from Vogue.)

Historical influences are nothing new in fashion design especially for AW15 fashion trends. The darker side of the Victorian era brought an ethereal twist to this year's proceedings.

Alexander McQueen are known for flirting with the macabre in no small way. This line saw them indulge in this aesthetic with the motif of wilting flowers.

Thom Browne went full funereal with a procession of decadent mourners. The almost exclusively black garbs whispering textures therein.

Then Alberta Ferretti gave high necklines and beautiful embroidery a fairytale finish. A somber and yet flamboyant end to this year's fashion trends.

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