Samuel & I got a bit sunburned the other day, and I’m still feeling a bit sore and grumpy! On the plus side, I managed to get my little hands on this season’s copy of Elle Collections magazine – it comes out twice a year and brilliantly digests everything from the catwalks and pops it out as a glossy resource that’s invaluable for the up-coming fashion season.
To take my mind off my burning back, let’s think about autumn & winter! Based on Elle Collections, I’ve put together a montage of what I think will be popular this autumn/winter in Japan:
My thoughts on the above: can’t say I care too much for the tan/camel & khaki colours that form the main palette (not enough black for me, haha!), but just imagine an over-sized shearling aviator jacket with last year’s gyaru-favourite high-leg leather boots… now that’s a look I can get behind, phwoar! I’m also loving the statement military coat, chunky knitwear (I’m still on the hunt for the perfect black knit jumper!), and the usual animal prints and tartan/plaid. I feel like there’s a grown-up, 1970s feel to these collections – think modern Charlie’s Angels in the city. With fur. And, uh, more fur.
This is something of an an experiment – can I predict some of what will be in fashion in Japan next season based on the couture catwalks? In terms of fashion, Japan sticks to the seasons: for example in September, even though it might be swelteringly hot, you’ll see people on the street in jeans & boots. Why? Because it’s officially autumn! So give it a month or so, and we’ll see how right I am…
I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing quite a few Chanel-influenced furry moon boots!
What do you think of next season’s looks? Have any trend predictions of your own?