Bristol Fashion Week: Top trends for AW16

by Bristol Fashion Week Stylist, 26th August 2016 | Fashion Week

Hottest high street looks of the season

It might seem early to be thinking about coats, boots and jumpers, but with Bristol Fashion Week just around the corner, we're already looking ahead to Autumn/Winter 2016 at what we'll all be wearing when the cold weather hits. This season's styles are a real mix, so whatever your age, size, shape or budget, you're certain to find something to suit you at The Mall. 

Want to start your shopping list early? Here's a sneak peek at the trends you'll be able to see on the catwalk and in The Mall very soon...


Left to right: Alia bomber jacket £74,99, Superdry; outfit, River Island, bomber jacket £29.99, H&M

If you love a cool casual look, athleisure is the trend for you. The designer catwalks were full of sporty looks this season, from tracksuit bottoms to designer leggings, cashmere sweats and bomber jackets. 

Read more about the athleisure look and shop the trend here

Gothic glamour

Left to right: Coast, New Look, River Island

There's nothing more glamorous than an all-black outfit and, this season head-toe-toe goth glam will be all over the high street. It's a really easy look to wear because everyone has at least one black piece in their wardrobes - but you can add in some sheer items, Victorian style collared blouses and midi skirts to update the look this time around.

Read more about gothic glamour and shop the look here

Fairytale fashion

Left to right: Oasis, Coast, Marks & Spencer

It's time to add a little enchantment to your wardrobe - this season's partywear is all about fairytale style. Florals fabrics, beautiful silks and embellishments will all be in style. Whether you go head to toe or just opt for a few dazzling accessories, it's a charming look that won't fail to attract attention.

Read more about fairytale fashion and shop the look here.

Pink and pastels

Left to right: Warehouse, New Look, River Island

‘Pink and pastels in winter? Surely not,’ you might be thinking, but trust us, this is going to be a huge look this season. If Chanel can do it, so can the high street - and pink coats are going to be all over the place this winter. Time to think pink...

Read more about pink and pastels and shop the look here

Opulent Renaissance

Left to right River Island, M&S, River Island

This season, designers have opted for high octane glamour and fabrics have followed suit. Jacquards, brocades, velvets and metallics are all key. Gucci and Prada led the way, and the high street is following....

Read more about the Opulent Renaissance trend and shop the key pieces here

Mix Match & Clash

Left to right M&S, Oasis, M&S

Mix it up this season with one of the most eclectic and interesting trend looks: Mix, match and clash. If it looks like it shouldn't go together, it's right! Mixing denim, floral, plaid, checks and stripes might sound like a fashion faux pas, but done the right way, it makes for a fabulous Autumn style statement.

How to wear this mixed up trend? Read all about it here

Wild at Heart

Left to right: River Island, Marks & Spencer, Oasis

Take a walk on the wild side with this fun trend which celebrates leopard prints in all their forms. Choose funky faux fur, blurred digitalised prints or pair your print with pastels; whichever one you choose, your look is sure to roar!

Read more about this wild trend here

On Parade

Left to right: Hobbs, Oasis, River Island

Attention! The military trend is set to be key for Autumn so grab your guilding and button up your tailoring ready to go On Parade. Detailed overcoats, capes and cropped, fitted jackets are key investment pieces, but how to wear them?

Read more about how to wear the military trend here.

Want more fashion and style advice? Come to Bristol Fashion Week from 28 September – 2 October here at The Mall, presented by British fashion designer Henry Holland and TV stylist Mark Heyes. Tickets available from mid-August here.