At Agent Provocateur this season, a hyper-feminine sexiness is released. Inspired by George Michael's "Too Funky" music video — which features '90s supermodels taking to the catwalk in dramatic corstetry and latex by Thierry Mugler — the Autumn/Winter collection is all about powerful women, strong silhouettes and taking control.
We see the return of powerful womanly silhouettes and a luxuriously sensual attitude. Key pieces in the lingerie collection include Jet, crafted from a double layer of black tulle with specially commissioned PVC binding, and Demelza, a couture-inspired range knit on Swiss lace machines with rouleaux silk binding. Electra adds a pop of neon colour to basques, bras and waspies, while Zuri is an unexpected floral. Across the collection, look out for cheeky keyhole bras, dramatic basques, powermesh pieces and plenty of lacing, strapping and suspender belts. For further inspiration, see our Agent Provocateur shop.
In association with Agent Provocateur
Savvy dressers know the best way to update a look for the coming season is with bold accessories. When you're treating yourself to a designer purchase, forget fleeting trends and invest in beautiful bags and bold jewellery that will add a touch of luxury to your basics, making even the most functional wardrobe staples suddenly seem so much more special.
LN-CC's super-cool edit takes the stress out of finding those key pieces. Try a standout piece like Lanvin's chunky 'Help' necklace (£1855), a runway design that will be a conversation starter for years to come. Forget diamonds, modern heirloom jewellery has more of a sense of humour!
Alternatively, stick to a more classic option and invest in a timeless, beautifully crafted handbag. Givenchy's Antigona bag (£1860) has just a dash of detail; embossed triangular panels at the centre front. Classic black means it will never go out of fashion, and the size is perfect for busy days or overnight stays. A well-made bag like this will last you for years and is well worth the investment.
If you're looking for clothing with minimal fuss, sleek fine cuts and sharp tailoring shop our ShopStyle picks at Joseph. Our favourites include Joseph’s felt cape, inspired by the boy meets girl trend – this coat is guaranteed to keep us warm during the coming winter months. We also love Joseph’s zebra roll neck sweater for the days when we feel like making a bold statement.
We've been busy curating the best of this season's wardrobe picks, from the most talked about designers with Stylebop.com. Take a look at our ShopStyle picks and shop the latest pieces from Burberry, Kenzo, MCQ by Alexander McQueen and much more.
Topshop is your ultimate fashion fix for the new season, and the quintessential destination for fashion lovers who can't resist a shopping spree.
For AW13, the high street retailer has focussed on the hottest trends of the season with collections ranging from the sherbet-coloured Margot’s world to the minimalist and directional ‘90s Antwerp.
Want a hero piece? Then look no further than Topshop's statement making coats or our bold tartan trousers. Need a little something to perk up your day? Reach for our colour-popping lip colours or covetable clutches. Needless to say, there’s plenty of reasons to fall in love with Topshop.
You perhaps wouldn't think of sportswear as having particularly high concept collections, but when it comes to Sweaty Betty, a lot of thought goes into the story behind each season.
For Autumn, creative director Tamara Hill-Norton explained "We always try to look at strong female role models, pioneers even, when we are designing a new collection, to strengthen our quest for female empowerment. This season it is the female astronaut from the 1970s trying to make her way in a male dominated world."
Through this inspiration, expect 70s influences, quilting and subtle spacesuit padding, plus galactic prints and other-worldly details. Other inspiration included The Northern Lights, nu-rave neons and day-glo, even the Bauhaus art school has its moment; the result is a collection that goes far beyond just performance. If the idea of the usual dull, dreary, cheap workout kit is enough to put you off exercise all together, Sweaty Betty's more sophisticated and stylish approach is one you'll love.
In association with Sweaty Betty
Tommy Hilfiger is giving you the opportunity to update your wardrobe and help a good cause with the release of a limited edition handbag that benefits Breast Health International (BHI). This is the seventh time the brand has worked with BHI, and this year's project sees the chic navy and red top handle bag being modelled by none other than Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, in a shoot by legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
"Being able to play a part in this admirable campaign means a lot to me," said Naomi. "As my own mother has suffered from breast cancer, and I've seen first-hand the hardships and challenges the illness can cause. I'm a passionate supporter of breast health education, and I'm honoured to be able to contribute to BHI's amazing work."
If you fancy getting a touch of Naomi and Claudia's style, the bag retails at £225, of which €100 will go directly to BHI's Fund For Living. You can shop the bag from today, exclusively at Tommy.com, before anyone else!
In association with Tommy Hilfiger
Every season has its headline stories, key trends & signature silhouettes. This autumn Karen Millen has crafted oversized prints, jacquard fabrics & leather accents onto their coveted collection of dresses and separates, to make your look just right, now.
The key trends include Boy Meets Girl, which takes masculine styles like suits and boxy coats and updates them with feminine tailoring, tweed details and tuxedo ribbon stripes. Refined Rebel puts a luxury spin on biker jackets, jeans, jersey and knitwear; look out for baroque details, flock and devoré. Finally, for your inner Maximalist there are bold emerald green and cobalt jacquards, sunray pleats, patchwork faux fur and metal mesh. This is not a season for shrinking violets!
—In association with Karen Millen
We’ve teamed up with House of Fraser to offer you a selection of the best accessories on offer right now.
Shop the exclusive Handbags & Heels edit from ShopStyle featuring fabulous finds from Michael Kors, Biba and more. Discover party-ready stilettos, chic flats and stylish boots as well as this seasons' must have arm candy.
The Boticca sale is ending soon so don't miss your chance to shop some spectacular jewellery and at a great price! We love the Hanami Kimono Necklace (£65.80), which has a truly unique oriental design that is guaranteed to get people talking! Alternatively, shop a huge variety of more modern jewellery styles in the Bottica sale while you still can!