We know, we know, it’s all about spring right now. But we can’t resist telling you what got us excited on our recent buying trip to the Scoop X Pure show in London.
Our favourite labels - and some new ones - revealed what they have coming up for autumn, so this is when we start to plan the collections and place some initial orders.
It’s also a great chance for us to get an idea of the major trends emerging for next season, more of which we’ll be looking out for this weekend as London Fashion Week kicks off.
And - good news here - we have some ideas for what you can buy right now that will still look super-stylish and on point right through into 2023.
So what has caught our fancy and what might you see in Javelin come September?
The trend in prints continues with large florals taking over the baton from the more detailed, delicate versions we’re seeing in the shop now.
Metallics will add the sheen we crave when the nights grow longer and we need some glitz in our lives.
We also noticed some sharp tailoring, and then - in contrast, a lot of oversized, textured, and deliciously comfortable slouchy knitwear.
Long loose sleeves will make for excellent layering and let’s face it, we will all need some winter cocooning to make us feel and look great.
Thinking about colours, we liked a dusty but strong rose pink; often more associated with summer but this will be awesome in autumn. Also, some punchy strong yellows and oranges to bring the boldness.
It’s going to be back to nature for earth-inspired neutrals; stone, cream and flint for example; we think this will make for some classic looks that will, frankly, never go out of fashion.
The message we came away with? Autumn will be bold, confident and comfortable. And what’s not to like about that?
Above: Our buying team (from left to right) Charlotte, Joanna, Claire and me, Kate
Me, Joanna and the lovely girls at Mercy Delta
Disclaimer: some of these images were taken from the Scoop London Instagram account.
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