With A/W 16 shows now done and dusted, we allowed MatchesFashion.com's buying director, Natalie Kingham, all of, oh, about 24 hours to give us her top-line digest on what's going to be hot next season—and therefore, precisely what you need to know now.
Scroll down to see what piqued Natalie's interest at Paris Fashion Week—then shop for the pieces that can reflect the new mood already!
#1: The new Balenciaga is going to be HUGE.
"Demna Gvasalia of Vetements, presented his first collection at Balenciaga and it was one of the shows of the Paris season. I loved the oversize masculine silhouettes, gentlemen-like fabrics and clever cuts." — Natalie Kingham
"A must have for my wardrobe is Chloé’s knitted poncho-like dress—it is the ultimate throw-on, ready-to-wear piece." — Natalie Kingham
A wardrobe that looks well-travelled and full to the brim with interesting buys from across the globe is the cool girl's way to look ahead-of-the-curve. This luxurious version of a knitted poncho from Chloé's A/W 16 show provides that concept by the bucket-load.
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"I think velvet is going to be a key trend for the season ahead. I've seen it across the runways: Haider Ackermann [red suit], Ellery [velvet boots], Valentino [gold dress] and many, many more…" — Natalie Kingham