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Baggy jumpers and forties fashioned skirts. Oversized snoods and kooky parkas. Black leather drain pipes and roughed up Bovver boots. Chiffon pleats under androgynous blazers. Clashing print tee's and heritage cardys.
Sling it all on, and you've got 2011 Winter fashion sorted. Sling it all on from Young British Designers, you've blitzed it in a totally original way. The kind of way that's going to get you noticed this winter, that's going to have your friends pining and stealing from your wardrobe. The same way that will show you're bang on trend, but dare to be different.
To sum it up, fashion for Autumn Winter 2011 is spiralling in almost every direction. Whether you like to dress prettily with mittens on your manicured fingers, or you're more into scuffing your shoes up the wall before you shove them on with your ripped skinnies, the colder months are all about exploring every possible option, and we're running with that spirit too.
For Autumn Winter we've got at least 12 new talents coming your way, so here's the low down on each and every one of them.
Fanny And Jessy
For the tougher aggressive ones of you out there, fetishism and dominatrix styles are storming forward next season, where it wouldn't be frowned upon to wear leather straps, buckles and corsets pressed against your chest in public. Newcomers Fanny and Jessy rock this world, bearing zips, slashes and gothic tones on bomber jackets, waxed up skirts and cow's head knits.
Stomping on from that one in heavy duty Bovver boots is Lama Peach. With 60's Mod becoming one of the biggest trends of the season, these boots are a must have. Like Doc Martens? You'll love these. Fancy yourself as the new Agyness Deyn? Team the boots with Cooperative Designs mohair layer maxi (and a crop top, if you're brave enough), and you'll have nailed her style in a totally unique way.
For the days that are not so 'rain' but more about 'winter chills', it's important to stay toasty warm in what you wear. Like the idea of layering, but want something with a smarter, more classical take on things? Grab yourself some Gallery 4. Inspired by vintage 1920's men's tailoring, their will instantly cover the androgyny style for you, and keep the cold winds out with glitter vests, leggings, jumpers and chiffon maxi skirt too. If you want to soften it up, they have the most angelically pleated dresses too.
Back to being really British, oversized snug jumpers and heritage classicism are big for Winter 11. You know that cringe worthy moment in Bridget Jones where Darcy's wearing a reindeer jumper from Mummy? Embrace it now; jumpers are bigger and better than ever. Worried about looking ten years old again? Shop Obscure Couture, they add spikes and studs. Or team your big pull over with wrists covered in Maria Lau heavy-duty cuffs and armbands; it'll rock it up a little.
But maybe you're proud to sit back and sip on mulled wine in the world's hugest jumper, elegantly warm and looking rather cute. If you are, head back to Cooperative Designs and grab one of their oversized knits, and then pop a Comfort Station pendant round your neck, it would look just beautiful. A Two Weeks net leather skirt would really set it off though.
But for the real English Rose, we welcome you to AloÃ«, where there's the most sensational range of soft silk gowns, 1930's 'Francais' inspired of course.
As beautiful as they are, they won't keep you all that warm by themselves, so pair with a Louise Dungate scarf or snood, the Godfather especially (which is so long it pretty much equates to wrapping a blanket around you, we just love it) and then you've not only made sure you look cool, you've protected yourself from future chill blains ever developing
Finally, a little something for the evening? Step out in a pair of Aksha Fernandez floral ankle boots alongside a clashing print tee, and you'll have mastered a handful of different styles in a truly feminine way. Want to really stand out that night? Joanne Stoker prides her footwear on its architectural form, creating shoes that are sure to steal the show. If you haven't already that is.
So in a roundabout way, that's the next 6 months of Young British Designer's fashion covered for you, quite literally, from head to toe.