When new-season trends arrive, it can be difficult to know exactly which styles are worth investing in. You may be wondering which trends have been translated practically for the real world, which will gain popularity amongst the fashion set and which ones will stand the test of time and remain relevant for seasons to come.
Thankfully, there are a few experts around who have knowledge in this exact area with the ability to predict precisely which trends we're likely to see. Enter Elizabeth von der Goltz, Net-a-Porter's global buying director. In an effort to understand the season ahead, Who What Wear editor Emma Spedding tapped von der Goltz to find out exactly which products Net-a-Porter has bought into most heavily for A/W 20 and therefore understand which trends the retailer predicts will have the biggest impact over the next few months.
From leather to this year's take on body-con, tailored coats and dresses that bring the drama, von der Goltz's top choices contain the perfect balance of practical, everyday items and glamourous special-occasion wares, with boots and gold accessories thrown in for good measure. Keep scrolling to see the six trends Net-a-Porter has bought into heavily for autumn.
"Whether it’s real or faux or in the form of a coat or dress, we saw leather being used in new and interesting ways across both ready-to-wear and accessories." — von der Goltz
"It was interesting to see brands bringing sexy back but in a more modern and updated style. We loved the dresses at Khaite, Proenza Schouler, Brandon Maxwell and the wrap details at Burberry and JW Anderson." — von der Goltz
"Exemplified perfectly by Vanguard designer Christopher John Rogers, who produced an exciting collection of dramatic gowns in an array of statement colourways, which our customers will adore." — von der Goltz
"There were so many great must-have boots that walked down the A/W 20 runway, and our buy reflects this. We have hundreds of styles launching for fall. From patent-leather, second-skin, over-the-knee, Western and wellington to the ultimate combat boots." — von der Goltz