Alpine Adventure: AW15 Womenswear
For autumn/winter 2015, prepare to be sartorially transported to the fresh plains of Chamonix, France, for a veritable education in stylish layering, uncompromising cosiness and knitwear know-how. Think off-duty slope explorer, dressed for a day of wandering the prairies and nights of log cabin dwelling.
With September officially upon us, the tarnished-leaf descent into early autumn begins, bringing with it the ethereal nostalgia of summer’s end and nature’s graduation from lush green, hot orange, and flame red, to khaki, warm rust, and mulled claret.
As such, with festivals finished and BBQs becoming bonfires, outdoor living summons a new identity, one of extra layers, deeper hues, and chunkier fabrications.
Coat £25, jumper £8, jeans £15
Take colour cues from nature’s palette, and choose scenic shades of burgundy, saffron, and oak - clashing them with raw denim to perfect the nomadic alpine pioneer look.
Bateau neck knit £12
Ribbed polo neck £6
Traditional knitwear continues to be a key player for next season. This time, moving away from classical argyle and Fairisle, and embracing the season’s penchant for seventies-inspired shades. From fine-gauge roll necks to chunky cable knits, and caramel chenille cowls to oversized bateau sweaters, the knitted silhouette tends to be relaxed and loose.
V-neck jumper £6
Toffee fine-gauge knit £8
Outerwear veers between straight-cut, slim, and long-line jackets, to fringed capes with snuggle appeal. In both cases, layering them up over knitwear will help you nail the trend and defend against cooler climes.
Chunky knit jumper £10, hiking boot £20
Denim is also prominent, with raw finishes, love-worn washes, and ripped knees extending the functionality of our take on durable, outdoorsy attire.
Shearling-lined boots £15
Keep your stylish take on expedition-wear literal, with heavy-duty laced hiking boots and shearling-lined ankle boots for warmth and comfort all season long. For best results, pair them with extra-thick marled socks.
Checked dress £13, cardigan £14