The new season is hard and fierce - forget frills and ditsy prints this autumn a tough, dark and luxurious mood gives every theme an edge. Whichever trends you choose to wear, the key to keeping it modern is to toughen up in heavy textures like leather, rippedup denim and tweed, and invest in metal trimmings on everything - think zips and studs as a good place to start.More
Biker jackets, chunky heeled boots, capes, razor sharp trousers and something in grey herringbone or tweed will make your whole wardrobe feel new, while winter’s tough mood makes every trend feel instantly cool. As the Balmain influence rages on, a tight, structured shouldered dress will go anywhere this season, channel sci-fi not Dynasty to look this season - not last year.
Black cape, £660, by Elizabeth and James at Net-a-Porter