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Walk this way, fashion this way

Want to be ahead of the curve? Kathryn Murray walks you through the hottest trends, from New York’s to London’s Fashion Week and how to make this year’s purchases last from season to season

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Since autumn is just around the corner, most of us are thinking about purchasing that all-important fluffy jumper or those handy leather boots. But those higher up the fashion chain are past all of that, and are now focusing on what we will all wear in spring and summer next year. Talk about forward thinking.

Here is the low down of what is to come:

Crochet

I have only just come around to accepting crochet as a fashion choice. Once associated with kettle covers, crochet has been a major trend in 2015 with knitted swimsuits suddenly gracing the beaches… but not the sea. That wouldn’t work well. Tommy Hilfiger and BCBG Maz Azaria had crochet pieces on their catwalk, so stock up now.

Hippie chic

For those of you who thought that the 1970s trend would slowly fade out, sorry. Flares, flower garlands, suede and bold prints are here to stay. Luckily, chunky layers also fit in nicely here. You can be a trend-setter months before the spring/summer seasons.

All the fringing

You may have noticed this trend slowly making its way onto the high street. A little trim of fringe on a bag, maybe a beaded, 1920s style dress, even a suede jacket with some fringing on the sleeves. Well, next year, expect the world to go fringing mad. Usually used for added texture, the clothes of the future will be in full swing… literally. Add some fringing into your wardrobe, designers including Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung have.

Print blocking

Huge names such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria Beckham all went print-blocking bonkers when it came to showcasing their new designs. Luckily, this is a pretty easy trend to go along with. Layer some bold prints, we dare you.

Show off those shoulders

Remember those bardot tops you bought a few months ago? Congratulations, you called it! You will be on trend next spring if you keep these bad boys handy. Givenchy, Lacoste and Victoria Beckham all loved this bare shoulder look, with many pieces cut down just enough to expose a bit of collarbone.