The Street Style ‘It’ Pieces You’ll See Everywhere At Fashion Week

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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With the arrival of a new season comes a whole new edit of ‘it’ pieces to be worn by the street style elite. In past seasons, we’ve had the fur-lined Gucci loafers, the monogrammed Anya Hindmarch handbag and the fuzzy Shrimps coat, but which styles will reign supreme for the A/W’16 circus? We've made some predictions.

The luxe bomber jacket

The bomber jacket has become this season’s ‘inbetweener’ of choice, helping street style aficionados bridge the tricky transitional period between seasons. Gigi Hadid favours a khaki version from outerwear suppliers Alpha Industries, while similar styles from Danish brand Muf10 were everywhere at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The real Holy Grail, though, is the silky black bomber by Parisian label of the moment, Vetements.

The Topshop faux fur

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Bella Hadid at Topshop Unique S/S'16 ©Jason Lloyd Evans

As worn by Bella on the Topshop Unique catwalk, this fondant pink fur number is sure to be a sell-out thanks to the Hadid effect. It’s also cosy enough to ride out the inevitable cold snap in New York and London, and glam enough to softly whisper ‘I have 3 million followers on Instagram and my own ridiculously popular app.’

The Ellery slip dress

ellery slip dress
Ellery S/S'16 ©Jason Lloyd Evans

You’ll most probably see all of the greatest hits from Ellery’s covetable S/S’16 collection worn in all four fashion capitals over the next month, from off-the-shoulder tunics with balloon sleeves to the exaggerated flares and cropped leather jackets. Best of the bunch is the brand’s take on the slip dress, which puts a sleek spin on the ‘90s staple. Expect to see it worn layered during the day and dressed down at industry parties.

The Mansur Gavriel mules

Ever since we learnt that cult accessories label Mansur Gavriel would be branching out into footwear, we’ve been counting down the minutes until the launch. The suede heeled mules – which come in sugary pastels and darker shades like burgundy and navy – are the stand-out style from the new collection, and they’re likely to sell out in moments, making them the season’s ultimate status shoe.

The Burberry backpack

burberry monogrammed rucksack
Burberry Prorsum S/S'16 ©Jason Lloyd Evans

Remember the scramble for a monogrammed Burberry scarf that ensued a couple of seasons back? Christopher Bailey has done it again, this time with a simple nylon rucksack, embellished with the owner’s initials in gold thread. Expect to see plenty of these understated black numbers tucked carefully under the white benches at the coolest shows.

The Gucci Dionysus bag

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Gucci S/S'16 ©Jason Lloyd Evans

On the other end of the spectrum sits the Dionysus bag, the latest must-have accessory from Gucci’s wunderkind Alessandro Michele. Decked out in lips and lightning bolts, birds and blooms, this neat framed style is an unashamedly over-the-top antidote to all the low-key arm candy we’ve seen over the past couple of seasons.

The Dolce phone case

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Dolce & Gabbana S/S'16 ©Jason Lloyd Evans

From the ‘Fresh’ cleaning spray to the Barbie mirror, Jeremy Scott’s Moschino has had the monopoly on fashion-approved iPhone cases for the past couple of seasons. Now, it’s Dolce & Gabbana’s turn - the Italian brand sent a crowd of selfie-taking models down its catwalk last season, brandishing bejewelled iPhone cases. It’s not hard to picture a wall of D&G’s bling-encrusted hardware popping up on the front row as fashion editors scramble to take the perfect Instagram shot.

All catwalk images courtesy of Jason Lloyd Evans

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