With autumn fast approaching (WHERE HAS SUMMER GONE?! IT HAS FLOWN BY FAR, FAR TOO QUICKLY) there is only one question that contiguously needs answered: to layer it up or to subscribe to the New Minimalism doctrine of Phoebe Philo.
Anyone who has read my previous post regarding minimalism and Phoebe Philo will know that I am totally and utterly smitten with Philo’s minimalist vision. However, I am not so sure that new minimalists would be quite so eager to keep it simple with only a layer or two if they had experienced a freezing autumn/winter in Scotland! Whilst the new minimalism trend spreads like wildfire, there are still some designers who are thinking practically for winter and are going for a more layered, wrapped up approach to dressing for the forthcoming autumn/winter weather conditions. For layered up inspiration look to shows such as Kenzo Gaultier where tribal and utility were layered up and blended perfectectly and to Rag & Bone where the girls were dressed ready for Artic exploration with, up to as many as, nine layers!
How will you be tackling the Autumn/Winter conditions this year? Will you be braving it with a chic, minimalist wardrobe or will the frost win through making you throw on a few more layers? What do you prefer - minimalism or layering?