Mega dresses, disco bags and diamond

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The weather is bleak and the news even darker, yet the holiday season glitters tantalizingly on the horizon, its promise of glamorous nights and extravagant dresses getting us through the autumn of discontent. “Women want to dress well and go out again,” says Heather Gramston, Head of Womenswear at Browns Fashion. “We expect it to be a great party season.”

    (River island)

(River island)

Wondering what to wear? More this season is certainly more: “Our client gravitates towards clothing for special occasions, choosing emotional and fashionable garments to make them feel good,” says Liane Wiggins, Head of Womenswear at Matches Fashion, which has expanded the its section of evening dresses 113 percent for the winter.

    (Ilta Studio)

(Ilta Studio)

So, whether you’re planning an outfit for a big office party, a drink party at home, or a night on the tiles, these are six of the best trends to know.

Nightclub core

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(Silvia Astore)

From Beyoncé’s house and the disco inspired album Renaissance, with its giant disco ball and silver dress-infused images of the seventies, to the recently launched Skims disco line launched by Kim Kardashian (yes, it brought back iconic American Apparel nightclub pants), Studio 54’s fashion is back to the great; as evidenced by the 2.4 million views for “club fashion” on TikTok.

    (Jonathan Simkhai)

(Jonathan Simkhai)

Google’s search for club pants alone has increased 145% over the past three months, and the season’s party changes are chock-full of sparkly, sequined pieces. “Expect exaggerated sparkles, feather details, sheer materials and an abundance of crystals for this season’s party wear,” says Gramston. It is not necessary to apply wallflowers.

Platforms

    (Match fashion)

(Match fashion)

“The biggest trend of the season for shoes for me is overblown mega platforms,” ​​says Gramston, who evaluates the dizzying styles offered by Browns from Valentino, MACH & MACH, Amina Muaddi and Prada. And Wiggins agrees: “For the AW22 we have expanded our selection by + 416%, with options for every occasion, including metallic, painted and velvety ones.

    (Anthropology)

(Anthropology)

We recently launched exclusive festive velvet heels with Mach & Mach and D’Accori continues to be a bestseller offering great pop colors and embellished styles. For a cheaper elevation, try the 1970s platform OG Terry de Havviland, a London label whose multicolored glitter ‘Non Stop Disco’ style (£ 295) Carrie has been playing in the recent “That’s it,” The new velvet knotted numbers from Australian brand Loeffler Randall (£ 390), or Kurt Geiger, which offers many party decks for under £ 100.

Mini to Maxi

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(De La Vali)

Once the preserve of knowledgeable partygoers, short jumpsuits and jumpsuits are bound to become the ghosts of Christmas this season, as good old-fashioned party dress enjoys a fair and proper rebirth. The shelves will be filled with absolutely fabulous dresses – Matches, for example, has increased their offering of “extraordinary dresses” by 56% – and the best of the bunch gets to sweep the floor or well above the knee.

    (Nafsika Skourti)

(Nafsika Skourti)

“We are promoting glamorous silhouettes, sequins, velvet and crystal sheen embellishments to satisfy our customers who want to make a statement this holiday season,” says Wiggins.

Shiny bags

    (Match fashion)

(Match fashion)

If you’re sticking to your trusty LBD, why not spice it up with some sparkly candy? Whether it’s a lovely diamond-embellished design, something silver or Paco Rabanne’s iconic chain mail, this winter’s coolest clutches are shiny and therefore very cheerful.

    (Marina Raphael)

(Marina Raphael)

Beneditta Bruzziches, Marina Raphael and Cult Gaia are the names to know for high fashion bags with rhinestones, but fantastic diamond finds abound.

Feathered Boleros

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(It costs)

Nothing ruins a glam outfit like a scruffy raincoat thrown over, and with the temperatures finally down, running from bar to bar without a jacket is no longer an option. Fur remains a comfortable yet stylish choice, but for anyone looking to expand their evening outerwear wardrobe this winter, a feather bolero is undoubtedly the way to go.

    (Mango)

(Mango)

Influencer Camille Charriere’s collaboration with Mango, which was posted online today, features a short cut that comes in apple green or peach, while Coast and Karen Millen both make a longer (nearly identical) jacket shape available in a ‘ full range of colors, from sober dusty blue to popping fuchsia.

Recycled sequins

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(Step eight)

Magpie dressing may have a moment, but sequins, which are mostly made from microplastics, are polluting the planet. Fortunately, there is a burgeoning movement towards sustainable glitter.

    (German)

(German)

Kevin Germanier, a former Central St Martin alum, uses only recycled sequins (and crystals and beads) for his OTT party garments, sourced from leftover fabrics in Chinese factories, while other big names Conner Ives and Matty Bovan rely on Sustainable Sequin Company, which sells sequins made from recycled plastic. Phase Eight has also added several recycled sequin dresses this season and intends all of its sequins to be recycled within the next year.

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