What a way to open the show with this first look of the runway. The model wears a stunning black and gold embroidered coat with wide peak lapels that are beautifully disguised into the coat. The length of the coat finishes just below the knee with the coat unfastened to show the military-inspired suit underneath, a common theme in the show across other pieces. The black and white ensemble has star-embroidered buttons on the front and cuffs. The cuffs feature white panels which are cleverly shown just underneath the coat sleeves and the jacket outlined by its white binding, details seen across other looks in the show too.
This beige wool coat shows the classic features of a tailored overcoat. The coat features 6 fabric-covered buttons for the double-breasted fastening and a matching belt for additional fastening, a great option that creates a stronger silhouette. The wide peak lapels and collar have curved points that match the soft appearance of the coat whilst highlighting the powerful shoulder line. The flapped pockets are outlined through the pocket jet and the sleeve includes embroidered purple/grey piping detail to define the cuff even more as the military theme continues.
The hues of Autumn are embedded well into this collection, from the darker tones of the season (burgundy, dark blue, grey) to the brighter colours of oranges and yellows as seen in the looks above. Looking like the style of a bomber jacket, a detail we couldn't help but notice were the pockets. Just above the zipped patch pockets attached at the bottom are curved patch pockets. The symmetric pockets are fastened with a button flap and the decision to have them curve outwards is a brilliant way of adding shape and modernising the simple, one-tone jacket.
We love seeing tailored clothing with contrasting features, and there was plenty of that during this runway like we see here. From the use of panelling down the outside leg on the trousers to the use of the complimentary colour partnership of blue and orange define decoration on the jacket: it works well. The orange edging on the shoulder epaulettes and coat collar are great examples on how to add contrast details to anything tailored, and you can't help but immediately notice the sash style panels on the front. If a subtle contrast is the preferred choice, the darker facing to the deep blue jacket also creates the same effect: subtle but noticeable. The matching blue buttons ensure the fancy lapel design is the stand-out feature on this jacket.
These are just a few elements we loved from this show. Watch the whole collection below and see what catches your eye the most: