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Autumn 13 Press Days: Weekly Round Up One

An exclusive look at the top trends and best bits from all the brand’s and high street press days this week.

We kicked off with Ben Sherman, where print and pattern pushed through from the spring collection, covering everything from snazzy chinos, shirts and knitwear. A rather timely retro miners print caught our eye, in earthy autumnal tones.

Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman

It was check mate at Tommy Hilfiger, where Tommy Nutter style suave suits were the order of the day for menswear, while outerwear came swathed in on-trend shearling for women. It’s a case of the shaggier and more over-sized the better for next season.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Luxury indie Browns showcased its solid autumn 13 selection, with both menswear and womenswear buying teams picking the cream of the crop from the designer world. We were particularly impressed with Browns’ backing of London’s rising stars, including this simply divine James Long knit and an exclusive collaboration with menswear designer Martine Rose. And who doesn’t need a sequined high-vis vest by Ashish?!

James Long

James Long

As we spotted back at January’s edition of Bread & Butter, leopard print has emerged as one of the newest directions for menswear, with the likes of Adidas getting in on the pattern party.

Adidas

Adidas

Clarks’s press day saw the unveiling of its latest collaboration, linking up with Gloverall for updates on its signature Desert boot. The fashion team has spotted this toggle detail as a new direction for footwear at a few brands – one to watch out for.

Clarks x Gloverall

Clarks x Gloverall

French Connection has expanded its horizons for autumn 13, bringing in focus on its casual wear, as well as signature jazzy occasionwear pieces for women. Highlights include soft knits with sequined designs, cute printed skirts and 1960s-esque monochrome swing coats.

French Connection womenswear

French Connection womenswear

For men, quirky pieces include squirrel-printed jersey jumpers and Granddad style knitted cardigans. It’s a case of expecting the unexpected for autumn at French Connection.

French Connection menswear

French Connection menswear

Elsewhere, French Connection women’s accessories have lost their name branding, instead using a signature etched design across the range to give a more premium feel.

John Lewis’ menswear offer is going from strength to strength, and autumn 13’s John Lewis & Co range is the best yet. Strong longline coats, performance influenced parkas and covetable chunky jumpers stand out.

John Lewis menswear

John Lewis menswear

Asos has made sure it is ticking some of the big trend boxes for autumn 13 womenswear, with its take on punk a real standout. Bold pillarbox red and black dominate with oversized mega coats layered over string netted dresses ala Versace. A halterneck tartan ombre dress teamed with a shiny latex-looking shirt is bound to be a winner. 

Asos womenswear

Asos womenswear

Additionally, with the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby on the horizon, the etailer will be high on the agenda for shoppers attempting to emulate the 1920s style. Asos’ take on the trend oozes in glamour with intricate beading and embellishments in abundance. Eveningwear moves in a underwear as outerwear direction, inspired no doubt by Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton’s autumn 13 collections, with chemise style dresses and flirty chiffon promoting a lingerie look.

Asos womenswear

Asos womenswear

Furry pony skin is another big trend to watch for next winter, appearing all over accessories and as contrast panels on separates and outerwear, like this statement coat from Asos.

Asos womenswear

Asos womenswear

New trends appearing from men at the etailer include a sport-meets-skate vibe, a Scandi-style move on for fair isle prints and nepped knits, alongside a grungy take on military. Denim dominates over chinos while embroidery is a new move on for the conversational prints that have been so popular this spring.

Asos menswear

Asos menswear

There were some brilliant bags at Fabric PR from Shackleton, creating sleek and stylish accessories that are handmade, sourced & manufactured within the UK.

Shackleton bags

Shackleton bags

We spotted innovative new brand Diego Vanassibara at Trace PR’s press day, a fantastic new luxury footwear offer launching for autumn 13. Styles combine traditional footwear shapes with handcrafted wooden details, including lacquered mahogany and natural New Guinea rosewood.

Diego Vanassibara

Diego Vanassibara

Another great footwear update was spotted at the A Number of Names press day, with the introduction of cork details from Gourmet giving footwear a new lease of life.

Gourmet

Gourmet

One of the most lust-worthy items we spotted came from Louis Vuitton (no surprise there), with this embroidered carpet bag created in collaboration with artists the Chapman Brothers and LV’s menswear designer Kim Jones. And the price tag? About the same as a small family car…

Louis Vuitton menswear

Louis Vuitton menswear

And our favourite treat of the week, this Louis Vuitton cappuccino. Nice touch.

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