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There’s no better time to welcome new additions to your closet, now that the Fall/Winter season is in full swing. And if there’s an underlying message that defines the entire season, it’s that fashion remains the sweetest escape from the mundane. “Designers are also aware of the slowing economy and the day-to-day challenges women face,” adds Lisa Aiken, Net-A-Porter‘s Retail Fashion Director, which explains why brands have cranked up the lust factor and sprinkled their catwalks with bold and beautiful pieces that inspire women to dream big.

Not sure what to add to your shopping cart? Aiken zooms in on the four Fall/Winter trends that’ll inform your wardrobe in the months ahead, whether you’re a fashion magpie or a minimalist. All that’s left is you hitting the “Check-Out” button. Happy shopping!

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Lisa Aiken: “I think one of the most important fashion stories this Fall/Winter is the continuation of the maximalist movement. It’s going on for a few seasons now, and customers are also becoming more confident and playful with how they’re putting together and wearing their clothes. The big designers such as Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and Miuccia Prada are standing behind it, and they’ve also mastered that aesthetic.”

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Gucci. Photo: Getty


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Clockwise from top left: Bag, US$519, Michael Kors Collection; gown, US$2,714, Peter Pilotto; Jacket, US$2,602, Prada


Aiken: “Another story I feel really strongly about this season is the idea of sports couture. I love defining trends that I hope to see women wear or they’re already wearing. That’s the genius behind this trend. We’re seeing it on the streets right now and it’s influencing the way women want to dress. It’s all about adding that single item to a look. One of the hero pieces is the puffer jacket. It’s just that throw-on that instantly makes an outfit your own.”

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Clockwise from top left: Track pants, US$339, Off-White; puffer jacket, US$1,001, Stella McCartney; sneakers, US$1,267, Fendi


Aiken: “Coming from a more commercial point of view, I think the fact that we’re seeing designers be more transitional and global in their thinking—in terms of speaking to customers from the Northen and Southern hemispheres—is really important. We saw some real standout knitwear. Missoni is a House that’s very true to what it stands for, and that’s always great. I love their sort-of space-dyed knits from the new season. Skinny ribbed knits are really flattering for women who take very good care of their bodies: Going for the lighter weight knits from Victoria Beckham is also a great move.”

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Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham. Photo: Getty


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Clockwise from left: Sweater, US$1,092, Emilio Pucci; skirt, US$354, La Ligne; cuff, US$502, Etro


Aiken: “Denim, it has to be denim. And just because it’s such a cornerstone of so many women’s wardrobe. Designers are really embracing the fabric and being a lot more interesting with the fabric. It’s such a fashion-forward look.”

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Miu Miu
Miu Miu. Photo: Getty
Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang. Photo: Getty


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Clockwise from top left: Shirt, US$669, Stella McCartney; skirt, US$1,883, Saint Laurent; ankle boots, US$1,493, Valentino

By Gerald Tan