The Suffolk Fashion Show 2019 took place at Trinity Park this month showcasing many local boutiques and designers. The runway was full of autumnal trends for both women and men – from checks to florals, bold colours to sequins – all the guests were inspired for their seasonal wardrobes!
Here are some of the trends that took centre stage:
This year Bolton Bros showcased an amazing, creative, recycled range of clothing. The collection, created by Florence Bolton Smith, featured a dress made of CDs, an outfit from a recycling bag. This collection was inspiring and thought provoking, and especially timely. Each of the pieces were handmade from items found at the Bolton’s Recycling Centre.
Casual looks have been very popular recently; not only can they be stylish they are also very comfortable. Truffle Clothing showcased a collection which included cropped trousers, a graphic t-shirt and some oversized warm padded coats. This look is perfect for a causal day out with friends!
Layering is definitely a must have in autumn winter styles. Impulse Fashion showcased a stunning range of outfits that were layered so beautifully. The layering of scarves and necklaces worked really well and added definition to the outfits. Cake and Catwalk also had layers within their collection.
Each collection had a hint of autumnal tones which is perfect for an Autumn/Winter show. Truffle Clothing had a range of warm toned pieces within their collection. My favourite autumnal toned look was from Laura Jane Boutique. One of the models Geri wore this stunning outfit brown checked trousers, with a light brown blazer, white shirt and to finish it off, a gorgeous brown hat.
Throughout all the collections there was a lot of patterns. Whether it be animal print or a simple polka dot. Pink Ostrich had a wide range of patterned dresses that wowed everyone as they made their way down the catwalk. In the men’s collections, Twist and Shout showcased some bright and eclectic shirts with a fun pattern over them. The shirts really added a pop of colour to the outfits. Apples and Pears had some beautiful floral-patterned dresses on the catwalk.
Sequins and Glitter
What’s a fashion show without an array of sequins?! Simply Splendid had such dazzling array of shiny dresses that lit up the room. Quiz also had a few pieces that reignited everyone’s love for sequins. In Francesca R Palumbo’s collection, she used a glittery wool in some of her pieces which gave the outfit a gorgeous sparkle.
Zest brought colour blocking to the catwalk. One of the models Jo wore a pink skirt, green belt and green jumper, the colour contrast worked really well. The fact that the outfit was put together with pieces from a charity shop really highlights the fact that charity shop clothes can be stylish when put together.
About the Author: Chloe Lamb is a Fashion Communication & Promotion student and writer who focuses on fashion, lifestyle, books and mental health awareness. If she’s not writing for her blog https://chloelwrites.wordpress.com then you can find her with her nose in a book!