Romantic florals to 1970s chic, fun femininity to gothic grunge —we showcase the top autumn/winter looks at Brown Thomas, with a focus on the most exciting and diverse designer labels.
Autumn Winter 2019 explores romantic, vibrant and gothic themes with a return to the mystical.
It is a season that welcomes the perfect balance of minimalism and maximalism and exciting newness across a diverse mix of trends such as Tough Love, So Bourgeois, La Vie En Rose, Purist, Out of Office and New Femininity.
Autumn Winter 2019 is a season filled with diversity and newness across all trends. It’s an exciting season for its new play on maximalism and minimalism.
Designers celebrate femininity and showcase bright pops of colour, fresh updates to tailoring and a nod to the 1970s,” comments Brown Thomas Fashion Director, Shelly Corkery.
The Purist trend welcomes a mix of feminine and masculine elements that combine perfectly to create an easy-to-wear silhouette, defined by an appreciation for simplicity and multifunctional appeal.
Paired back silhouettes in minimal earthy tones of beige, cream and black are present across the collections.
Black knitted dress with pearl details, €245, Sandro, satin mules, €895, Jimmy Choo.
Grunge is back for this season in the trend Tough Love where femininity is taken into tougher realms with dark gothic shapes, hardware finishes and leathers.
This trend is a combination of polar opposites – the hard and the soft. Printed dress, €850, Red Valentino
From romantic florals to placement prints, garden blooms make a strong appearance this season across all the collections in the trend ‘La Vie En Rose’.
The rose is the go-to floral for many designers and adds a refreshing update to previous season’s microscopic blooms.
Silk printed dress, €375, RIXO black satin mules, €895, Jimmy Choo.
Tailoring is hugely popular showcased in graceful and elegant styles and exudes a beautiful femininity when cinched in at the waist.
Peach dress with stripes & polo collar, €475, MSGM, leather mules, €535, Malone Souliers, burgundy leather Manhattan bag, €1550.
Pretty detailing such as delicate bows, shirring and artful draping, gives dresses a contemporary twist.
Add asymmetric hemlines and handkerchief cuts to continue the multi-layer look.
Luxurious silks and satins are the designer’s choice for this trend, while sheer organza tunics add for beautiful layering options and long and loose relaxed shapes are noted across all brands.
Navy polka dot dress, €279, Ganni, logo cross body bag, €445, Stella McCartney, satin mules, €555, Malone Souliers.
Navy bow detail top, €995, matching skirt, €995, both Roland Mouret, bow detail sandals, €775, Jimmy Choo.
Designers take inspiration from the 1970s for AW19 with the So Bourgeois theme.
It channels the 1970s era bourgeois babe and her impeccable wardrobe of sensible skirts and neat blazers.
Luxurious cords, wools and tweed all play up the vintage mood, while leather and leopard print offers a subversive twist.
White chunky knit jumper, €420, printed skirt, €445, both Victoria Victoria Beckham, black suede boots, €109.99, Steve Madden.
Stylist – Roisin Haines
Photographer – Miki Barlok
Hair – Trudy Hayes
Model – @ Morgan the Agency
Makeup – Mac @ Brown Thomas Cork
Location - Crawford Art Gallery, Cork