First look: the trends, shapes, colours (and the shoe) you’ll want to wear next season

New season fashion is almost upon us, and the briefing notes are in

Dolce & Gabbana’s collection featured floor-length gowns in sheer burgundy

Each summer, the buying team at Brown Thomas shares its take on trends for autumn/winter with the press. This session provides a first glimpse at the luxury retailer’s stock for the season ahead, with fashion director Shelly Corkery pinpointing the pieces, colours and shapes that most excited her team.

This season, it's texture that counts – whether that’s sheer or rich fabrics, tactile metallic embellishments, lace edging or beautifully soft leather. There is the return ...