This season’s catwalks were the cause of serious cravings – even among cruelty-free fashionistas. Rich hues, comfortable yet refined fabrics and a few old favourites returning – how could we resist falling in love with the new season’s fashion? See these three trends for some shopping envy, then find out where you can buy it vegan.
Athleisure, aka luxe activewear, has come to the forefront in recent years and the trend shows no sign of stopping. Sportswear has gone from something you wear for a workout to a style worth exhibiting. Leggings, crop tops, parkas and sporty jackets led the way on the runways, blending comfort and style. Taking this trend from the gym to a dinner date is easy to do: pay attention to the occasion you are dressing for as well as the weather. Look for fabrics that have great structure and buy pieces that blend well with the rest of your wardrobe.
From floor-sweeping gowns to 70s-inspired suits, velvet adorned the runway in more ways than one this season – from mustard hues at Valentino to dark glamour at Baja East. Glamorous without overdosing on the opulence, velvet is easier to wear than you think: go for a simple trim or a sophisticated accessory to add a subtle hint of sheen…or, if you’re feeling up to it, drape yourself in a velvet dress or suit. Bonus point: this on-trend material is also surprisingly easy to veganise, as it’s often naturally free from wool and silk. A hot tip is to search for your next velvet find in your favourite vintage boutique.
- Midnight Oil Velvet Jumpsuit by Nasty Gal
- Velvet Pleat Midi Skirt by Topshop
- Bella Cross-Body by Stella McCartney (yes, this is actually a Bella, not a Falabella!)
- Velvet Tracksuit Bomber Jacket by ASOS
- Black Velvet Slipper by Insecta Shoes
Beautiful in Brocade
Tapestry-inspired looks have been on the rise for more than a season – and with their rich, sophisticated glamour, it’s easy to see why. Lanvin’s take on the LBD will without a doubt inspire countless duplicates, while Burberry’s jewel-hued shift dresses were the envy of every style addict who had yet to fall victim to the appeal of brocade. From intricate patterns on accessories to playful mini dresses, brocade is more than an autumn-winter fad – we predict these interior-inspired designs will stick around way into spring.
- Queen of Hearts Mini by Free People
- Mimi Brocade Headband by Anthropologie
- Floral-Brocade Mini Skirt by Ganni at NET-A-PORTER
- Reclaimed Vintage Satin Brocade Backpack by ASOS
- Black Wrap Floral Blouse by Nobody’s Child
Header photo by Artificial Photography London via Unsplash. Other photos via VOGUE.co.uk