New Season Trends AW18

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With the summer sun lowering itself gently behind the horizon, it’s that time when we all start folding away our spaghetti strap vests and Iinen shorts in the search for something a little sturdier and weighty. We start receiving our autumn orders in July (yes, I know) but buying a year in advance, but there’s still a ‘what chocolate is in the box?’ kind of excitement that comes with receiving each brand new drop.

Here’s a quick rundown of major in store and online trends:
Corduroy: No it’s not just the domain of your fusty old geography teacher or Wes Anderson, corduroy has had a serious rebranding in recent seasons. Gestuz has a particularly fine slouchy jumbo corduroy blazer and trousers in a delicious toffee shade and is slightly oversized to make it informal and bang up to catwalk status.

Good News Shoes bring their Americana charm to SE15 with their classic baseball high top and pump in navy cord and that aforementioned popular toffee shade. Unisex, fuss free and ethical too. Our Leon & Harper edit (due very soon) also includes a fine pair of their ever popular wide legged Phil pants in a British racing green corduroy hue.

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Yellow/Tan:
Yes, the colour of happiness, fun and sunshine has been everywhere this year and that looks set continue right through to next summer and beyond. Every shade is represented this autumn. Bellerose delivers it to us in the form of ‘rum’ and ‘whiskey’ (their words, not ours) so that you’ll be drunk in love with their Porth pants and basic cotton tees. Far Afield, the homegrown menswear brand, serves it to us with their chunky Tanner Honey knit and Station Fleece outerwear. Baum Und Pfedergarten sneak in the sunshine on a ‘Blast Of Blooms’ oversized slogan hoody and roll neck mohair sweater. We’ve even got our thick canvas YKRA Scout backpack in a hot lemon colour.

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Maximalism:
When times are tough, fashion often responds by bringing us what we crave. Currently the need for mixing the unexpected is making AW18 a strong, powerful season by throwing together prints, bold colours and unflinchingly strange textures. Baum Und Pfedergarten pretty much rule this trend at Form SE15: never thought of wearing a 90’s influenced zip front bomber with a lurex dogtooth pleat skirt? Break yourself into the trend gently with Lyn flame socks. New brand Loreak makes its mark with its first collection into Peckham with bold abstract art based prints across tops and dresses with Jailhouse Rock style long tees and brushed wool trousers slated for the boys. Gestuz have introduced a candy striped asymmetric skirt in lilac, red and gold made from recycled plastic bottles, in a pleasing move towards more planet friendly pieces.

Jo Johnson