With a seventies revival, tactile textures, earthy tones and blurred lines between formal and casual wear, Autumn/Winter 15 looks to be a stylish season.
As the days are getting colder and shorter, it's that time of year where we wave goodbye to our summer wardrobe and start preparing for the season ahead. Here at I Heart Studios, we turn our attention to the key autumn/winter 15 trends and break down what's worth spending money on to brave the elements. We can't diminish your post summer blues, but we can offer you some style tips to get you through the next few months.
For our autumn/winter menswear location shoot, we took inspiration from the London Collections shows and broke these into 3 bite size trends that are achievable both high end and high street.
A neutral colour palette is the way forward for AW15. The most popular colour at the shows this season was undoubtedly grey. Dolce & Gabanna, Calvin Klein and Lanvin were amongst many designers layering multiple shades ranging from charcoal to light stone. Although this may not come as a shock for winter wear, it's the way it was styled from tailoring to tracksuit bottoms that has ranked it high in trend territory.
So wrong for so long, now roll-neck's are so right. This versatile garment can be dressed up or down, is probably the comfiest item you'll own and is bang on trend. Variations of the roll neck were seen by the likes of Margaret Howell and Kris Van Assche this season and can be worn thick or thin, in place of a shirt, or with wool trousers for an off-duty look.
With a nod towards the revival of 1970's aesthetic, shearling is everywhere this season. With the likes of Burberry Prorsum and Hackett giving their take on the trend, a shearling jacket will see you through from chilly autumn to the depths of winter whilst showing character and style.
To summarise, balancing textures, tones and statement touches is key for autumn/winter 15. Revive classic styles and have fun layering up your winter wardrobe.
Produced, styled, art directed and photographed by I Heart Studios.
Hair and make up: Jade Lajer
Model: Paul Kerr @ Elite