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Uncover the new season styles that will inject fun and frivolity into your winter wardrobe. As we transition into the holiday season, it’s a great excuse to dress more extravagantly and give an airing to those flaunt-worthy pieces. Discover the must-have trends with Harvey Nichols Leeds to party in style and stride into the New Year with sartorial confidence.

PARTY ANIMAL

Animal print is big, seen on all the catwalks. Dismiss the trashy pre-conceptions, Victoria Beckham, Tom Ford, Balenciaga et al gave luxury credence to leopard print. Not isolated to leopard print, the animal print trend gave equal opportunities to zebra, tiger, ocelot and any other print you can think of.

How to wear it:

There were bold iterations of print in audacious colouring. Make an entrance with head-to-toe print in luxury fabrics to avoid veering into Kat Slater territory. If you are sticking to a neutral print, punctuate with some colour.

RIXO LONDON
Georgia leopardprint silk skirt
£220

RIXO LONDON
Jamie leopard-print silk shirt
£175

GUCCI
Sylvie super mini leather shoulder bag
£805

AQUAZURRA
Deneuve red suede pumps
£490

HELL FOR LEATHER

Silk and velvet are the luxury fabrics that dominate, but are pretty demure. For something more assertive go for leather. To update the leather trend choose a full leather dress. It’s assertive, sassy and a world away from the cliché sequins and glitter that are all too easy to wear at parties.

How to wear it:

For full-throttle new season style take Alexander McQueen’s leather dress out for a spin. Complement the tough aesthetic with studded boots and pops of colour from carefully curated accessories.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Black asymmetric leather dress
£3295

ALEXANDER WANG
Tina studded leather ankle boots
£730

ISABEL MARANT
Dark red resin earrings
£130

TARA ZADEH Azar
dark red crushed velvet clutch
£435

80’S AFTER DARK

Tinged with elements of 80s power dressing with a smattering of disco thrown in for good measure, Autumn/Winter 2018 is about being ultra-luxe. Adopting the maximalist’s mantra – ‘more is more’ – the runway was rife with high-shine styles alongside severe silhouettes and thigh-grazing hemlines.

How to wear it:

Fashion magpies will be falling over themselves to get to sequin-saturated tops, trousers and dresses. For a tamer take, try jeans dripping in crystals – a nod to the Y2K ‘jeans and a nice top’ trend.

16 ARLINGTON
Black cropped sequinned top
£525

CHRISTOPHER KANE
Black crystal-embellished cropped jeans
£725

GIANVITO ROSSI
Portofino 85 polka-dot leather sandals
£590

SOPHIA WEBSTER
Vivi black satin ruffle bag
£450

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