Transitioning into Autumn
By Caroline L Hamar, Contributor
For autumn it’s all about giving it some attitude! We’re talking about knee-high boots, leather pants and hand painted flame emblems. It is a time for fiery, bold colours to blaze against the classic noir.
A change in the season is possibly the only mainstream trend that we, here at Lone Design Club, follow. Autumn is the perfect time to update our wardrobes and dust off some old style favourites which the colder days embrace. Not to be negative, but with the threat of lockdown present all year it seems the only thing that is changing round here is the seasons, so let's get excited about it.
We kick things off with a matching set from Gung Ho, founded by Sophie Dunster it’s a brand that pushes the sustainable boundaries in fashion. Not just by being handmade locally using sustainable fabrics, but with the meaningful prints and illustrations that preach of engendered species. Their Seasonal Top and Skirt is the perfect demonstration of autumnal change. We’re replacing the floral of summer with vegetables - the vegetable patterns are printed in yellow tones for the spring harvest, orange-toned for summer, pink for autumn, and the red for winter. It’s a very striking and aesthetically delightful outfit. But, made from a tencel and silk blend it feels even better than it looks.
We’re pairing this with Ganor Dominic’s Ares Black Boots, stepping into autumn we’re getting edgier and bolder. These lace up boots are named after the God of War; they are warrior-ready boots! Founded by sisters Kate and Anna, Ganor Dominic is influenced by surrealist sculptors, avant-garde couturiers, and extravagant photographers, whilst they portray the fluid link between art and fashion.
For the final touch we have the SYL Round Backpack in Black from Make What You Will. It’s a chic but playful note for this outfit, whilst the Magic Circle pocket in gold adds a hint of that seasonal colour. Within Make What you Will, Jas Sehmbi and Eiichi Izum bring together British atelier craftsmanship and vibrant Japanese design.
Through social distancing technology has become more important then ever and recently we have found ourselves relying on screens, from zoom calls with the family and work, emails, Netflix and social media, it’s all been about connecting without the human contact. So, we wanted to talk about an accessory that couldn’t be more relevant - computer glasses.
Supernormal People brings us eyewear with time tested technology and modern design. Their Computer Glasses are made to protect you from the harmful blue light of digital devices or bright LED / fluorescent lighting.
This Blue Light Blocking Filter will provide you with better sleep and a healthier life. Not to mention they’re incredibly stylish! We normally bring you delicate jewellery for the accessorising portion of our style edits but we’re so fascinated by these glasses!
Shop Look Number One
SYL Round Backpack in Black
Magnetic Blue Marble Computer Glasses
Our next outfit is modelled around the Aggi Carrie Cynical Black Pants. We’re unapolognivtically obsessed with them! Made from high quality vegan leather, high waisted with pleats at the front and back, this is the ultimate autumn style. We’re talking slick, edgy and bold - it’s time to evolve from the floating softness of summer.
To style it we’ve chosen the Silk Contrast Top in Orange from Edward Mongzar. With no electricity used, re-using water, letting fabrics dry in the sun and hand-marbling, Edward Mongzar gives us serene luxury with environmental consciousness. He has many ethereal pieces to explore, this particular top is one-of-a-kind, the ruffled, marbled-dyed sleeves are made from up cycled fabric from previous collections. It gives a much needed pop of colour to the outfit! Also who doesn’t love the luxurious feel of silk?
We would style the top tucked in to accentuate the interchangeable belt on the vegan leather pants from a traditional buckle to a tied bow or knot.
Lastly, we’re adding high heels. Whenever we have an outfit with a top-heavy silhouette, such as the ruffled sleeves, we love to elongate it. We’re back with Ganor Dominic for their head-spinning 115mm heels - the Apollo Marble, their most iconic shoe and defined as fashion's most empowering shoe! It’s sure to give this, already rockstar outfit, a little added wow-factor.
Shop Look Number Two
Silk Contrast Top in Orange (One of a Kind)
Autumn and spring styles are both defined by the endless possibilities of outerwear, from a winter of heavy coats and the summer of no coats at all, now is the time to indulge in these beloved transitional garments. We have two favourite pieces that give your outfits a little more attitude - whilst being sophisticated and chic!
Mohammed Rabi finds inspiration in the Californian culture and 70s films for his brand of luxury leather jackets. The Letter is Dubai-based and and incorporates hand painted details. They have a unique collection of leather and suede garments but their hand-painted Flames Jacket in Black is the exact vibe we’re going for this autumn.
Secondly we have Bedouin’s Pride Trench. With luxurious navy and camel wool panels and topstitching throughout - it’s a contemporary innovation on the classic trench. Founded by Andraya Farrag, Bedouin is for the free thinking woman that designs her own path, with each collection ethically produced by a small family-run team. There are many confident statement pieces throughout her designs.
We hope we’ve inspired you to make your autumnal wardrobe a bit more daring!
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