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Fall-ing for Fashion – Trends of Autumn 2017

By on 21/08/2017


Life is The Fashion Show, and the Street is the Runway – Autumn Trends 2017


We may still be in a beach&sea type of mood, but fashion designers are not. They have long prepared new autumn trends for us to follow when fall 2017 is here. Let’s see what we will be wearing this coming season. And where can we shop for these trends in London boutiques. With ShopTrotter as your best shopping guide, it’s easier than you think.


If you are still in the summer mood, with temperatures oscillating around 36 Celsius degrees, it can be difficult to imagine the days when you will need a coat or a hat and boots, but autumn will come inevitably, so better prepare yourself well.



Autumn Trends – Colours First


Unquestionably, the primary colour of the Ffall 2017 is red. Be it in coats by Giorgio Armani, sleek coats and shoes by Fendi or Givenchy, dresses by Giambattista Valli or trousers and silky tops by Oscar de la Renta. It is all in red – whether you like it or not. Let’s face it – this is not the colour that we all love but if you want to be fashionable, you cannot ignore it. If you want to be trendy this coming autumn season, you’d better think red. Why not buy yourself a red coat or a red jacket or trousers and top in this trendy colour? If that’s too much, go for simple acceessories like bags or hats or gloves, and shoes.


Model's legs in over-the-knee leather red boots on a catwalk

Fendi Autumn-Winter 2017/18 collection at Milan Fashion week Photo: Reuters



Model in red futuristic outfit and sunglasses

Givenchy Fall 2017 ready-to-wear, photo:



model wearing red trousers and red sleeveless top

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A model walks the runway at the Giambattista Valli Autumn Winter 2017 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week

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If red is definitely not your cup of tea, try on a few more colours, evaluated by the Pantone Color Institute, for this autumn. They vary slightly when it comes to London or New York, but the base is common.



Chocolate brown


is the new black this autumn. The chocolatey hue was very trendy in the 90s, but today it is back due to Acne Studios, Jil Sander, Moschino, and Joseph. But you can definitely find more of chocolatey brown stuff in shops like MaxMara, Zara or River Island.



Model on a runway wearing chocolate brown clothing by Balmain

Balmain Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection. Photo:



Model on a catwalk wearing brown leather coat and headscarf

Moschino Fall- Winter 2017. Photo:



The same rule applies to copper tan. I bet some of us have got small dresses in that colour or silk tops like that. If we match them with vintage inspired furs – another must have this autumn – you will look trendy and stylish. We love the olive fur coat by Dries van Noten or a classic dark brown fur jacket by Marc Jacobs or a long deep-gray jacket by Loewe. They are all vintage-looking and they do look fantastic. When in London, try and search for their imitations in Oxford Street as well if you opt out for more reasonable prices.



model wearing copper coloured fur on a runway

Dries Van Noten RTW Fall-Winter 2017/18. Photo:



Marc Jacobs runway Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2017/2018. Photo:



We know that for some of us this may seem too much, but if you really want to look like a star, this is a must-have in this autumn trends. Gliteratti  shoes which shine and sparkle, but if you wear them with 2017 autumn colours, you will not be passed by unnoticed on the street. Try on a classic Chanel first, before going for more advanced gliteratti shoes by Oscar de la Renta or Saint Laurent. In shops like River Island in Oxford Street you will not miss this trendy stuff too.




Saint Laurent glitter slouchy boots i silver

Saint Laurent boots. Photo:



Chanel boots. Photo:





Good news for those who does not love plain clothes. Patterns are back again. This season it is plaid from the 70s.  Hermés has it, Jenny Packham in plaid skirt (and RED jacket!), Chloe in a short sweet coat and Bottega Veneta as well. And if you want a plaid mini dress, go for Stella McCartney.


model wearing checkered brown coat with leather cross-body handbag on a runway

Bottega Veneta Fall-Winter 2017/18. Photo:



short-hair model wearing red jacket and checkered skirt on a runway

Hermès Autumn/Winter 2017 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo:



model wearing red leather jacket and plaid skirt

Jenny Packham AW17 Catwalk Collection Ready To Wear



Another pattern which catches the eye this season is detailed floral embroidery taken after Russian dolls. Look at the collections by Gucci, Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Temperley London or Kate Spade. They are all opulent in details and floraly colourful. Look for their more economic versions in shops like Top Shop or Zara or River Island.



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More on the Street Runway


Another must-have this season is a leisure suit. It is what fashionists like to call a track-suit adjacent. This season they are made from suede like in Chloe or a technicolour sequin like the one by Ashish. We love the navy blue one by Yeezy. To elevate the look and to add more of a feminine style, wear them with stilettos.



And if you want something more classic, borrow an oversized menswear blazer from your dad or your grandpa.  We love those by Alexander Wang or Dries van Noten. And again the discussion is on whether padded shoulders should be back or not. Decide for yourself while shopping with ShopTrotter.



model wearing oversized brack coat and white simple dress

Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2017. Photo:



model in oversized houndstooth grey blazer and leggins

Alexander Wang FW 2017. Photo:



Now a bit of convenience clothes if we can call them like that. Nylon coats in all the 2017 autumn colours. Comfortable, light, easy to wear and pack in a suitcase. We recommend those by Dior or Stella McCartney but you can easily get ones in TopShop or River Island in a high street like Oxford Street. And Zara in Oxford Street will have one too, I am sure.



green nylon puffer handbag

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2017 nylon bag. Photo:



model in black trench coat

Dior Fall 2017 RTW collection. Photo:




Now – this is what designers love – extravagant deconstructed classics. Removed sleeves, topsy-turvy look, mixed textiles – this is all what is trendy this coming autumn. You can easily spot this look in Ports 1961 or Diane von Furstenberg, These are our favourites. You can look for more in Junya Watanabe or Acne Studios or Preen, but if your budget is slimmer, go for brands like H&M which have their own designers who follow trends for this season equally well.



model wearing asymetrical blazer with one sleeve

Ports 1961 Fall 2017. Photo:



model in colorful patchwork long dress

Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2017. Photo:



If you like skirts, and you are neither a fun of minis nor maxis, you will be delighted to know that this autumn you can wear mid-length skirts. This is not the  length we all like but it is definitely a compromise for all those who do not like extremes. You will love ballet-like skirts by Carolina Herrera, Victoria Beckham,  or tuille mid-length skirts by Dior. You can look for skirts like that in reasoanble prices in shops like River Island or simply H&M in Oxford Street.












Now if you want to add a bit of excentric assessories to your 2017 autumn look, choose one of top trendy retro hats by  Miu Miu or Anya Hindmarch or Prada.



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Anya Hindmarch Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear . Photo:



And if you have a few wide waist belts left at home – we all find them in our wardrobes every now and then – you will definitely find them in this autumn trends. Wide waist belts are making their come back this season. Look at outfits by Bottega or Michael Kors, or Isabel Marant and you will know what we mean.



models wearing wide belts




No matter whether you follow current trends very carefully or not. The most important is to feel well in what you are wearing and if at the same time you are trendy, it is only better. We hope we have helped you identify a few ideas for yourself. This autumn trends looks spectacular. Next time you shop in London, check ShopTrotter app for the best London’s fashion destinations (for Android or iPhone).







Alexander Wang, 43-44 Albemarle Street

Anya Hindmarch, 118 New Bond Street, 157-158 Sloane Street

Ashish, Browns Boutique, 160 Sloane Street, 24-27 South Molton Street

Altuzarra, Harvey Nichols Boutique, 109-125 Knightsbridge;

Burberry, 121 Regent Street

Bottega Veneta, 14 Old Bond Street, 33 Sloane Street

Carolina Herrera, 120 Mount Street

Chanel, 159 New Bond Street

Chloe, 152-153 Sloane Street

Ports 1961, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge

Derek Lam, Matches, 85 Ledbury Road

Giorgio Armani, 37-42 Sloane Street, London

Diane von Furstenberg, 25 Bruton Street, Mayfair

Dior, 31 Sloane Street, 160-162 New Bond Street

Dries van Noten, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge

Gucci, 34 Old Bond Street, 18 Sloane Street

Fendi, 141 New Bond Street, 181-182 Sloane Street

Giambattista Valli, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge

Givenchy, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge; Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road

Hermes, 155 New Bond Street

Isabel Marant, 29 Bruton Street

Jenny Packham, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road; Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge

Junya Watanabe, The Store, 180 The Strand, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge

Loewe, 125 Mount Street

Marc Jacobs, 24-25 Mount Street

Michael Kors, 179 Regent Street, Duke of York Square

Miu Miu, 185 Sloane Street, 150 Bond Street

Oscar de la Renta, 130 Mount Street

Prada, 43-45 Sloane Street, 16/18 Old Bond Street

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, 263 Kensai Street

Saint Laurent, 32-33 Old Bond Street, 171-172 Sloane Street; Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road

Stella McCartney, 30 Bruton Street, 91-95 Fulham Road

Temperley London, 27 Bruton Street

Victoria Beckham, 36 Dover Street



{Post bt Monika Stranc}




I'm Bogusia - founder of ShopTrotter and Age_Concept Blog I kind of like fashion - meaning: I like to look good, but spending too much time shopping is something that makes me feel overwhelmed. Besides of that - I have a walk-in closet full of wonderful stuff that I use once in 1-2 years... I know, it's outreagous! So I decided to start the Instagram account and try to reuse pieces I own for a long time, without compromising on fashion and style. My new motto is to re-create and re-cycle, instead of buying new stuff over and over. Now I shop consciously - buying only the items that complement my other clothes.

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