The Autumn/Winter ’15 shows were awash with burgundy. In suede, thick knits, and intricate beading, this colour palette is a must-have for the new season, and is one that epitomises the dark, warm richness of autumn. After the pastels and neutral tones of summer, we can’t wait to get our hands on this gorgeous deep shade (in fact, we’ve already started subtly incorporating it into our outfits with some of the new burgundy bags on MyBag). Take inspiration from our favourite catwalk looks below and start planning your AW15 wardrobe.
Paying reference to 1940s and 1970s shapes, Jasper Conran’s AW15 collection took a sleek, stylish walk through the British countryside – crisp brown leaves and all. Sumptuous plum shades were used throughout, featured in refined head-to-toe looks of A-line dresses, oversized coats and opaque tights.
“Victorian-chola girl” was the how Riccardo Tisci described his AW15 collection for Givenchy. Marrying gothic Victoriana with the ‘chola’ style of Mexican and Puerto Rican girl gangs in southern California – think large hoop earrings, slicked back hair and gelled baby hairs. Intricate beaded dresses, ruffled dresses and cinched in coats made up the burgundy component of the collection, all with an underlying tone of Victoriana.
The contrast between ‘War and Peace’ provided the inspiration for Soojin Lee’s AW15 collection, with a mash up of prints, soft, dark and bright colours. Rich burgundy shades were paired with navy and browns, creating feminine silhouettes with a mixture of textures.