#1: Colour-blocking

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Left to right: Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta, Delpozo and Calvin Klein

You should know by now that Spring 2017 is particularly colourful – shades like yellow, fuchsia and hot orange are the top picks of the season. Now it seems that designers are continuing that trend well into next season, only this time they’re clashing colours brilliantly in every possible permutation. The takeaway? Experiment, experiment, experiment.

Need a real life example? Check out Victoria Beckham, who’s ditched her signature all-black looks for a very refreshing new look.

#2: Wear your heart on your sleeve

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Left to right: Creatures of Comfort, Public School and Prabal Gurung

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s wildly popular “We should all be feminists” tee for  Christian Dior this season was just the tip of the iceberg – for Fall 2017, American labels carried on the baton, in particular Prabal Gurung, who closed his show with a series of slogan tees carrying such messages as “The future is female”, “Neverthless, she persisted” (in reference to the silencing of American senator Elizabeth Warren) and even the designer himself sported a tee that read “This is what a feminist looks like”. Who says fashion exists in a vacuum?

#3: Burgundy makes a return

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Left to right: Public School, Derek Lam, Monse and Altuzarra

Burgundy or maroon may sound like a no-brainer for the autumnal seasons but with everyone as wildly varied as Public School, Marc Jacobs and Derek Lam offering their spin on the vampy shade, it’s clear that this flattering colour is back in a big way.

Monse did after-hours glamour in their signature offhandedly cool way – as a T-shirt dress bedazzled in sequins – but the catch was the erratic dripping paint-like pattern that was reportedly inspired by artist Pat Steir. Fling it over a pair of cropped trousers and you’re good to go.

#4: Suit up

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Left to right: Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, The Row and Michael Kors

The really new power suits? Think Annie Hall (think languid and nonchalant) instead of ’80s broad shoulder-ed ones that make you look like a bad rerun of Dynasty. A little slouchiness is just the right touch of louche. Why must everything be so perfectly proportioned anyway?

#5: Gold member

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Left to right: Rosie Assoulin, Calvin Klein, Jason Wu and Tome

Consider gold to be the grown-up sibling to this Spring’s obsession with yellow – designers sent out statement pieces in the versatile hue – see Calvin Klein for example: What is surely to be one of the statement pieces of the season (sometimes you just know), a yellow-gold fur coat with a plastic overlay. And I imagine Jason Wu slinky dusky gold velvet piece will be snapped up quickly for what is remaining of award season.

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