Caution: this feature may contain artificial colours, 1980s flavouring and enough tartan to style the entire cast of Clueless.
PHOTOGRAPHY EMMA SUMMERTON AT CLM. STYLING MARK VASSALLO. MODELS ADESUWA AT STORM MODELS, CHU WONG AT ELITE LONDON, JESS COLE AT IMG MODELS AND MARJAN JONKMAN AT PREMIER MODEL MANAGEMENT. HAIR LUKE CHAMBERLAIN. MAKEUP RALPH SICILIANO AT THE WALL GROUP. NAILS YUKO TSUCHIHASHI AT SUSAN PRICE NYC.
The middle ground between sensible knits and techno-charged rave wear? AW18’s sugary woolens – reference Alanui or Missoni for the sweet spot (more exciting than the former, way? more wearable than the latter).
Above: Adesuwa wears cardigan, sweater (worn underneath), trousers and hat, all (coming soon) by Missoni, and sneakers by Stella McCartney.
Streamlined neoprene and floaty silk fabrics – it shouldn’t work, but it does. Follow our lead by adding this season’s scarf print into the mix.
Above: Chu wears dress (coming soon) by Marine Serre, boots (coming soon) by Pierre Hardy, sunglasses by Linda Farrow, and necklace and bracelet, both by Uma Raquel Davidowicz.
Things that were big in the 1980s, in every sense: Motorola ‘mobiles’, Samantha Micelli’s hair, power proportions with executive realness. Pay close attention to that last one this season.
Above: Marjan wears dress, shoes, earrings and bracelet, all (coming soon) by Balenciaga.
Tartan + tweed
Top-to-toe tartan and tweed: alliteration to live by in 2018. See Simone Rocha, Versace and Y/Project for best-in-class delivery.
Above: Jess wears jacket (coming soon), trousers (coming soon) and necklace, all by Simone Rocha, and earrings by Astley Clarke.
We’ll spare you the animal-print puns. The rules for AW18’s wild side (sorry) are there are no rules. Wear it with denim, in splashy neon or clashing colours. Just wear it.
Above: Jess wears dress and shoes (coming soon), both by Proenza Schouler, and a earrings by Lizzie Fortunato Jewels.
The big conceal
Take your hemline cues from your grandmother: above the chest, below the knee. Put simply, shapes with a 1940s leaning are bang on the money.
Above: Jess wears dress (coming soon) by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, shoes (coming soon) by Manolo Blahnik, and earrings by Paula Mendoza.