by Gemma Metheringham, Creative Director
Trousers have been quietly becoming more and more important over the past few seasons, and have now been elevated to an essential buy for Autumn/ Winter 10 with a wide variety of soft slouchy styles and sharp tailored cuts in a dazzling range of fabrics and finishes on offer.
This trend is all about finding your look; chose a style you love that flatters your shape and think investment – these are items you can wear for seasons to come. Team them with hot items from the new Autumn/Winter collections and create a variety of fashion forward outfits to carry you into winter with aplomb.
Here is a selection of our key trouser styles , with tips on how to wear them.
SUPER SKINNY STRETCH JEANS
Wear the new volume capes and ponchos with super skinny stretch jeans. We particularly love our black biker jeans with the stretch back panel as the perfect way of delivering a super slim fit, they look super-modern tucked into the stud ankle boots or for a more glamorous statement, pair them with over the knee wader boots.
LIMITED EDITION LEGGINGS
If you’re really wanting super skinny then watch out for the paneled Limited Edition Ponte Roma leggings, these are made in a super stretch double jersey with sculptural panel seams – we’ve tried to create a super flattering legging – see what you think.
The peg trouser has become a wardrobe essential for us. In the press event we styled them with the draped suede Limited Edition jacket, heels and the tassel necklace for a laid back glamour look. for daywear, dress them down with a washed leather gilet or bomber, feminize them with a pussy bow blouse or work the new minimal look with a crisp white shirt.
The hotly anticipated return of the combat starts in transition with the hammered silk zippy combat, again you can layer this with a customized tee and a leather jacket, but we also love dressing them up with a cropped tailored jacket and high gladiators for evening.
And finally the super chic 70’s minimal trends from the catwalks are making us all reassess flares as well as combats – now they look totally fashion-forward again.
We love the high-waisted wide leg trousers – to carry off this look, team them with a simple fitted roll neck or crisp cotton shirt, keeping the proportions small and neat on the top, and wear with killer heels.