Autumn is upon us as we delve deeper into November and eventually face the crisp winter air of December. Halloween is long since over and we’ve put away our costumes and are opting now for the buttoned up refinement of menswear inspired shapes in lush velvets and heavier knits. Also on our minds are sparkling frocks to wear to each event and gala on our social calendars. As we ready for the cold winter months the foremost thought is of the impending spring and what it holds. Most often designers showcase pastel hues and feminine, light as air silhouettes; however, like the myth of Persephone emerging from the underworld, leaving her husband Hades behind to rejoin the warmth of this world some designers imagine a darker inspiration for spring. The textiles may be less cumbersome but the look is most definitely macabre.
Slither into the trend with serpentine prints at Lanvin.
Look to Proenza Schouler for their “Googie Architecture” (think Edward Scissor Hands) inspired collection filled with want for a bygone era and dilapidated glamour.
Hit the briny deep wearing an Alexander McQueen creation fit for any lamenting siren.
Whether you go full on goth or decide to mix pieces with some of your more girly items, we are all for the moodier side of spring.