10 fashion trends you need to know about. Autumn 2017 Edition.

Photos: Supplied & Getty Images

Photos: Supplied & Getty Images

TRENDING UP

BRAIDS

It’s the long-drop braid’s second coming in 100-odd years of fashion. Best worn loosely looped, slightly mussed, and fattened with half a head’s worth of hair extensions. #TRESnyfw

Kate Spade's country braid with Tresemme. Photo: Supplied

Kate Spade’s country braid with Tresemme. Photo: Supplied

(Kate Spade courtesy, Tresemme.com.au)

PLEATS

Came in a rush, spread fast, and shout “nowness” in every invert, box and sunray. See a com-pleat collaborative collection with Kara Baker (pictured), Alice Edgeley and Specialty Pleaters at VAMFF, March 10.

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Kara Baker pleat skirt from collaborative collection with Alice Edgely and Specialty Pleaters showing at VAMFF. Photo: Supplied

Kara Baker pleat skirt from collaborative collection with Alice Edgely and Specialty Pleaters showing at VAMFF. Photo: Supplied

 

LACE

Brace for another wave of slumped table-cloth, crochetted, macrame and tricky technical lace in all categories of fashion from casual to red carpet. Pictured, Nicola Finetti “Octavia” lace, at Myer.

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Nicola Finetti Octavia dress, www.myer.com.au, www.nicolafinetti.com. Photo: Supplied

Nicola Finetti Octavia dress, www.myer.com.au, www.nicolafinetti.com. Photo: Supplied

 

VOLUME

Silhouettes are swelling. “Oversized” is your key to now-ness, and sticky-out layers such as Akira’s inky blue organza shirts and Hakama pants (akira.com.au) are being worn in deliciously voluminous multiples.

Akira Ink suede organza tuxedo shirt $869, organza layer shirt $599, Hakama pants $699, cotton poplin pants $299, at Akira Melbourne boutique www.akira.com.au. Photo: Supplied

Akira Ink suede organza tuxedo shirt $869, organza layer shirt $599, Hakama pants $699, cotton poplin pants $299, at Akira Melbourne boutique www.akira.com.au. Photo: Supplied

 

CASUAL EMBELLISHMENT

Flashy as a thousand sequins or subtle as Emporio Armani’s beaded shorts and gillets. By winter, we’ll sling a boyfriend jacket or slumped shirt over anything that sparkles and call it “glunge”: grunge/glamour.

Bead-embellished Emporio Armani shorts tops frocklets and gillets, 123 Collins St., Melbourne 9654 1991, armani.com. Photo: Supplied

Bead-embellished Emporio Armani shorts tops frocklets and gillets, 123 Collins St., Melbourne 9654 1991, armani.com. Photo: Supplied

 

TRENDING DOWN

OPAQUES

It only took a couple of Euro winters for our beloved black opaques to be relegated to the ranks of hokey hosiery. You can thank fishnets for the insult. They are the all-season legwear du jour now.

Voodoo’s Macronet tights $23.95, Myer, David Jones, voodoohosiery.com.au

Voodoo Macronet tights. Photo: Supplied

Voodoo Macronet tights. Photo: Supplied

 

PLAIN SHOES

Blinglessness is the new crime in certain circles. Singer sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey show how to shovel it on.

Blinglessness is the new shoe crime in certain - fast widening - fashion circles. Singer sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey illustrate how to avoid it. Photo: Getty Images

Blinglessness is the new shoe crime in certain – fast widening – fashion circles. Singer sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey illustrate how to avoid it. Photo: Getty Images

 

RIPPED JEANS

The jean du jour for 17 seasons has clung so long it’s more rip than denim these days. British TV star Joey Essex proves it. Could the fad finally be snuffed by a simple question: “What’s left to rip?” Don’t hold your breath.

Joey Essex in London, England. Photo: GC Images

Joey Essex in London, England. Photo: GC Images

 

SOCKLESSNESS

Might socklessness finally fizzle? This dapper chap was a rarity at the Milan and Paris menswear shows, where the usual swirls of impeccably tailored chaps, so resolutely sockless in even the iciest weather in the past, were tellingly pro-sock last month.

Gentlemen's socklessness. Emanuele Bonomini by Christian Vierig. Source: Getty images.

Gentlemen’s socklessness. Emanuele Bonomini by Christian Vierig. Source: Getty images.

 

ROCKSTUD ANKLE-STRAP SLINGBACKS

Valentino Garavani’s rockstud ankle-strap slingbacks should have snuffed it six seasons back but although every girl and her poodle has a pair – or a chainstore knock-off – they rise again, and again.

Perhaps because they look so dang cute on girls like German blogger Alexandra Lapp.

Valentino Garavani Rockstud ankle strap pump in dark blue patent leather with platinum finish studs, contrast powder colour nappa leather piping and ankle straps and adjustable buckle closures. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Valentino Garavani Rockstud ankle strap pump in dark blue patent leather with platinum finish studs, contrast powder colour nappa leather piping and ankle straps and adjustable buckle closures. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

 

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