Fashion trends for autumn 2006

This season, designers are moving in the direction of chic, androgynous looks, British-style classics and retro styles of the eighties.

The smart trend includes pencil skirts, smart blouses and loose trousers with an envelope. Jackets are worn, either in the 80s cut or in the style of a friend. Smoking. The catwalks were also full of sheath dresses and crisp white blouses that were paired with ladylike accessories.

The androgynous look is epitomized by the continuation of the summer trend for skinny jeans and cigarette pants. The trendy coat of the season is the parka, another masculine look made of a shiny fabric feminine.

If you prefer a more girlish look, the skirt length this season is the Mini, ranging from just above the knee to very short. The look is a miniskirt worn with opaque tights, or a mini dress worn over leggings. As the dresses become shorter, the tops become longer, almost to the tunic's length, and can therefore be interchangeable.

Once again, many designers showed the influence of traditional British clothing with tweeds, tartans and plaids used on coats, dresses, skirts and pants. You may already have the elements of this look in your wardrobe. So, if you've stashed your classics, now is the time to get them out of the warehouse.

Many collections had an atmosphere of the eighties. In addition to the baggy top-over leggings look, there were neon colors combined with black, black and white graphics and even more black.

If you want a new coat and feel that a parka is not your preference, the shape offered this winter is a rounded shape called an "egg". or the "cocoon". This voluminous silhouette can also be worn if you wear coarse knits in the Aran, Nordic and Fair Isle designs this season. Tulip-shaped dresses and skirts were also on display.

After the colors spring / summer 06, the color for autumn is gray, from pigeon to charcoal. If you need a bit more color in your life then ruby ​​red is the color for this season's party dress. The only pattern that can be seen is an animal print found on coats and dresses, scarves and shoes.

The must-have accessory this season is a handbag that should be huge. Classic bags in black, brown and tan as well as dark greens and burgundies are available everywhere, so this could be your investment purchase of the season. On the catwalks, belts ranged from thin to thick in the spacious pullovers and cocooned dresses.

The fashion shoe of winter is the shoe boot, a mix of a pair of pumps and low ankle boots. There were also many platform shoes that recalled the early nineties, but with super high heels. The boots are knee high with high heels or in biker style.

For jewelery lovers, the trend of last summer to wear only a statement part is almost always on. Earrings and bracelets are rarely seen on the catwalks.