Winter Lookbook | Melrose Arch Style Guide

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Hot off the runway, this is your guide to some of the top trends for Winter 2021! Get ready for a great deal of crossover between menswear and womenswear trends, particularly in terms of dramatic silhouettes, draping, and bold colour blocking. Head to Melrose Arch and discover the season’s trends in fashion and more.

#1 Rock ‘n Roll

Oscar Ncube, the breakthrough fashion designer behind the 2019 SA Fashion Week show-stopper, Drybone Co., is back in action with his new label, Chiefs Of Angels. Using the iconic leather jacket as a central departure point in all its collections, this directional and rock-and-roll-inspired fashion lifestyle label is heavily influenced by sustainable fashion principles, which see it making most of its leather and other products from deconstructing and redesigning second-hand, vintage, and dead-stock garments. This “rebirth of apparel” is set to turn heads this autumn/winter.

Shop the look at Chiefs Of Angels.

#2 Urban Chic And Accessories

The man, the legend, David Tlale has launched his autumn/winter 2021 collection to much renown. The Veteran’s Pursuit collection inspired by the modern Victorian era features winter pieces from clean tailored coats, fads to shirts and blouses amplified in signature DT prints.

Shop the look at David Tlale.

#3 Colour Blocking

Head-to-toe colour blocking is the way to go this winter! Bold solid colours and neons dominated the runways in preparation for the upcoming change of season. Particularly popular shades for the season are cerulean blue, reds, rich watermelon pinks and fuschias; making appearances on the runways at Balenciaga and Hermès, amongst others.

Shop the look at Woolworths.

#4 Faux Fur & Leather 

Leather and faux fur had heads turning in Paris earlier this year, with head-to-toe leather looks seen at Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Versace, to name a few. Faux furs, as seen at Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Moschino, will see you through the winter period. Colour is everything, so feel free to layer bold colours.

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Shop the look at Guess.

#5 Ponchos & Capes

You may have thought you’d seen the last of ponchos back in the early 2000s, but this style is back and here to stay! Far from the bulky and knobbly ponchos of the past, the silhouette for 2020 is sleek and understated, featuring smooth ribbed knits and long bat wings.

Shop the look at Forever New.

#6 Suits, Blazers & Jackets

Bold looks for men and women are in this winter, with bold silhouettes and colours popping up as far as the eye can see. Sharp tailoring prevailed over more understated looks, emphasising this season’s underlying theme of confidence and power. Suits, blazers and jackets this year are larger than life, so stay on trend with oversized tailoring, dramatic shoulder details and multiple layers.

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Shop the look at Truworths Man and Tiger of Sweden.

#7 Bold Prints & Patterns

Do bold prints and patterns ever go out of style? This season we’re seeing everything from bold floral motifs to checks and textured fabrics. Houndstooth is making a comeback, as are brightly printed shirts and blouses. Keep things light and layered, mixing patterns and solid colours is encouraged!

Shop the look at GERI Boutiques.


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