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M&S unveils autumn 10 womenswear - IMAGE GALLERY

Marks & Spencer has backed six key catwalk trends for its autumn 10 womenswear - minimal, Nomad, Nifty Thrifty, military, preppy and baroque.

M&S, which held its autumn 10 press day today, broke down its womenswear trends as follows:


A luxurious and sophisticated trend with an emphasis on clean sculptured silhouettes

  • Tunics, skinny kick flares, full A-line skirts, shift dresses 
  •  Clean simple lines, pared down, nipped-in waist
  • Rib textures, pockets, darts, cowl neck lines
  • Leather, cashmere knits, lace, rich wools
  • Sands, chestnut, camel, ginger, chocolate, nudes


Using a mixture of texture and pattern to create a layered modern look, inspired by global influences.

  • Leather leggings, faux fur gilets, capes, chunky knits, statement coats
  • Ponchos, maxi lengths, tunics, single breasted coats
  • Over layering, smudgy prints, layered soft volume, contrasting textures
  • Faux fur, chunky knit, silks, wools, leather, jersey, Aztec knits, tweed
  • Grey, neutrals, stone, fudge,charcoal, creams, whites

Nifty Thrifty

A retro mix of prints and textures with elements of thrift store chic

  • Statement coats, fur caplets, swing skirts, pussy bows, print dresses
  • Relaxed, unstructured, nipped in waist
  • Embellishments, fur collars, traditional tweeds, lace inserts
  • Lofty knits, boucle textures, printed velvets, tapestry, chiffon
  • Chocolate, russet, plum, emerald, teal, metallic


A strong, bold look updated for the season with new silhouettes and a more feminine edge

  • Aviator jacket, military coats, parkas, lace ruffle skirts
  • Jodpurs, single-breasted jackets, overcoats
  • Buckle trims, metallic buttons, ruffles, epaulettes
  • Leather, sheep skin, plush lace, velvet, jacquards
  • Olives, burnt ochre, gold, buttercup, neutrals, navy, black


Fun and eclectic with a stylish modern edge

  • Trapeze shorts, volume cape, mini kilt, poloneck, skater skirt, shell top
  • Volume, 60s silhouette, A-line, shifts, smart tailoring
  • Modern highland checks, touches of military styling, quilting
  • Faux fur, cashmere knits, satin, wool, tweeds, felts, leather
  • Blacks, blues, browns, highlights of pastels & bright colour pops


A modern take on all things baroque. 70s in feel, with a strong flamboyant edge

  • Frock coats, slick leather leggings, lace shirts
  • Kitten flares, longer lines, fitted, body con
  • Brocade, diamante, embellishment, decorative buttons
  • Rococo jacquards, patterned faux furs, sheep skins, velvets
  • Winter claret, black, midnight blue, gold, metallics

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