Friday 28 November 2014

Trend watch autumn-winter '10

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Military and leather trends look set to continue for AW2010 as seen here at the Balmain show during Paris fashion week. Photo: Getty Images
Capes: Just park those images of Mary Poppins and prissy nannies in thick lisle tights — the caped crusaders of 2010 wear theirs with attitude, and over leather or suede shorts if they have their way.
Chanel's Autumn/Winter collection on show at Paris Fahion week, it has been inspired by 'global cooling'.
Leather: Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton has kicked the Avengers Mrs Peel cliché and demonstrated just how womanly and flattering a full-skirted leather dress can be, especially with a contrasting bodice of tweed.
Discover your feline tendencies and enjoy tactile leopard prints and great faux-furs head to toe this autumn.
The fashion world has fallen in love with lace this season. If you don’t want your skin peeping through, watch out for the device of lace over fabric. Coast has produced this real hero coat in Greta (€250). By Bairbre Power
We fell in love with aviator sunglasses, and this has followed on with wartime shearling flying jackets — a must-have this season. They filter down from couturier looks to the cute one by Acne, new to Brown Thomas, and the many high-street veriations.
Alexander McQueen’s last collection has a wonderful baroque feel with lots of scarlet and gold, both key colours in their own right this season, along with purple. Don’t forget purple: it’s great with Irish complexions and, come Christmas, there will be gold everywhere. In the meantime, explore metallics with great separates.
Camel coats just shout class, and this season they don’t have to cost a fortune. From the gleam of camel cashmere to the chic allure of colour topped up sensationally with tan accessories, it’s a winning look. Wear yours long like a comfort blanket à la Aquascutum, or try a shorter version with boots or trousers.
My catwalk crush came courtesy of Miuccia Prada, especially her check-print dresses and the divine, ‘girlie’ styling. This was sexy sophistication at its best. LK Bennett and People Tree, new to Arnotts in Henry Street, offer a very affordable high-street interpretation.
There’s nothing quite like tan-tobacco leather. From the iconic Hermès bag to the Bayswater at Mulberry, tan is a must! Leather and sheepskin rucksack, €67, River Island Bow skinny belt, €7.94, Asos.com; Tan leather dress, €183, Dorothy Perkins Check out tan gloves, from €50, Paula Rowan.com RIGHT Tan satchel, €130, Topshop
Leather will be another big trend and was featured by designers like Prada for AW10.

Bairbre Power rounds up the key looks for autumn-winter 2010

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