There’s a whole new mood for Autumn/Winter 2020 with fun fringing, delicate draping and statement pieces set to elevate your wardrobe for the season ahead. Harvey Nichols – Dubai offers endless styling options and an assortment of new brands across womenswear, menswear and kids wear to ensure you are your stylish best this season.
Trend 1: Nude
Calming and classic, a pared back palette of muted beige shades is always a wardrobe staple. Nanushka champions patchwork skirts and bermuda shorts in butter-soft vegan leathers paired with their off the shoulder knitwear. Scandinavian brands, Rotate and new-comer Remain, also offer vegan leather pieces in silhouettes that serve year-round style, as well as calling to the eco-conscious with autumnal trench coats that are innovatively designed. The neutral shade trend trickles into tailoring as we see Dion Lee, Theory, Stella McCartney, Chloé and Vincere work office essentials into well-crafted daytime and evening outfits that will instantly earn you cool-girl credentials.
Trend 2: Grown-up Glitter
For something a little more special, shine bright in Zuhair Murad and Bronx & Banco dresses, plus sequin suiting done the Emilio Pucci way with a bold, bourgeois attitude. Paco Rabanne, Dries Van Noten and Jonathan Simkhai also bring some serious sparkle to the season ahead with opulent eveningwear seen through dresses drenched in sequins and fringing, whilst Oscar De La Renta, Kalmanovich and Özgür Masur experiment with delicate draping and puff-sleeves for the ultimate feminine finishes.
Trend 3: Colour
If your closet is calling out for some colour, the season flaunts a fiery red colourway including form-fitting gowns from Johanna Ortiz and Alexandre Vauthier, plus contemporary labels C/MEO Collective, Helmut Lang and Moschinooffer a bolder appeal that will comfortably sit in anyone’s wardrobe. Think graphic t-shirts, understated blouses and minimal dresses.
Equally, turn to the all-black trend for fashion familiarity as it continues to be the ultimate wardrobe foundation. Zimmermann, Alexander Wang and Rotate also rework staple silhouettes such as blazers, asymmetrical dresses and jumpsuits that bring an energy of strength and resistance, whilst Nafsika Skourti captures a modest yet modern aesthetic seen through Arabic calligraphy peppered across pants and paired with a voluminous sleeve.
Trend 4: Best foot forward
Fancy footwear is one of the biggest trends of the season, from novelty knee-high styles to luxurious lace-ups. Paris Texas debut their python-looking pull on boots and reconfirm that animal print isn’t going anywhere. Alexandre Vauthier deserves another mention – the brand’s staple and sophisticated heels are alluring and utterly glamorous. Stomp into the cooler months with an elevated take on the chunky boot – expect to see these sole-ful styles everywhere. Not only will they pair perfectly with all the loungewear you’ve likely been wearing lately, they are also inherently trendy yet timeless.
Trend 5: Tailored
The menswear offering turns to tailoring in a big way this season with Theory, Vince and Eleventy. Wooyoungmi and Solid Homme also bring a refreshingly modern take to formal suiting with contemporary design tweaks across everyday essentials. Plus, Slowear and Ami provide the ultimate winter wardrobe staples, from suede box jackets to chunky knitwear all abundant in neutral shades, similar to womenswear. Take note: these pieces will look equally elevated worn to the office as they would to a formal event. Maison Margiela and Axel Arigato encourage investing in a smarter trainer with suede styles in white, grey and cream, finished with a clean leather upper. Neil Barrett leads the way and masters modern clothing for men, offering precisely cut tailoring, accurate detailing and athletic elements that are innovative, distinctive and cover a wide spectrum of signature styles for the season ahead.
Trend 6: Urban
Functionality within fashion is as important as ever. Sacai, Stone Island and A-Cold-Wall* agree. Technical fabrication and highly-practical pieces are seen through cargo pants, multi-pocket outerwear, reversible jackets and khaki trousers.
Trend 7: Tropical
Bold prints bring us to a summery state of mind amidst all the tentative holiday plans. But who’s to say we can’t transport ourselves to a dreamy destination? What recently seems so out of reach can be found in our closet with statement silk shirts from Stüssy, Palm Angels and Off-White, as well as Casablanca, Amiri and Dolce & Gabbana offering a plethora of party-ready options for the festivities ahead. Even Comme Des Garçons Shirt, which recently landed in-store, showcases experimental essentials for winter through striking prints.
Trend 8: Bright and Beautiful
For kidswear, Harvey Nichols – Dubai encourages little bright sparks to be bold for the cooler months, with Kenzo lending colourful accents across cool casualwear and Moncler hitting the mark with vibrant outerwear seen through winning windbreakers, hooded jackets and zipped pocket coats.
Tend 9: Logo Mania
Kenzo calls out to kidswear again with a nod to the nineties; sweatshirts and sweatpants are heavily printed with vibrant motifs and monograms, whilst Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana champion logo-heavy two-pieces, dresses and much more for the ultimate mini-me wardrobe with big-name branding.
Tread new fashion territory this season with Harvey Nichols – Dubai. All pieces are now available at the Mall of the Emirates store.