Massive scarves à la Harry Potter
Comically oversized scarves in Hogwarts-esque colourways and boarding school stripes were flung around many a model’s neck on the autumn/winter catwalks. The message? The bigger the better.
This mantra also extended to bags. Over the last few seasons of menswear, it’s been proved (scientifically proven) that you should be obsessive about the quality of your bag. This season, the bags were supersize – from Hermès’ enlarged take on the Birkin bag to the grey rucksack at Louis Vuitton which was quite frankly ginormous – and magical at the same time. Potter himself would be proud.
Black suits à la Pulp Fiction
After seasons of hype around streetwear, if anything could be said for the AW catwalks it would be that tailoring is back in a big way. The slim-cut, black suit is one such example – plucked as it were from the iconic John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson’s get-ups. Elegant, sharp, moody and edgy at the same time, the look is as dark as you dare. But it’s also very chic, don’t fear.