A... is for Anna Karenina
Expect a Russian revolution on the High Street this autumn thanks to Valentino's beautiful homage to folk dresses, rich with intricate pattern and embellishment, and Alice Temperley's fabulous military great coats, ornate with frogging and topped with Cossack-style fur hats. See Keira Knightley pull off the look on the big screen when she plays Anna in British director Joe Wright's new adaptation of the Tolstoy classic.
Russian revolution: Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina will spark a style trend
B... is for Bejewelled
The new is dripping with dazzling metallic and baroque details. At Prada coats and tunics ar e in chunky Perspex beads; duchesse satin skirts are lush with sequined flowers at Dior, while Louis Vuitton coats feature 3D patterns in hologram beading. Get the look by adding a jewelled collar necklace to a colourful knit - Asos has a suitably ornate version for £185.
C... is for Chinoiserie
Dries Van Noten scoured the archives at the V&A to produce a collection based on Korean, Japanese and Chinese silks. Proenza Schouler reworked oriental silks into cool bombers and mini skirt suits, while Jason Wu plundered traditional Qing Dynasty silks and embroideries. On the High Street, try this graphic tube dress from Topshop (£60).
B to D: From left, Dior's bejewelled style, a graphic tube dress from Topshop and a Downton inspired look from Ralph Lauren
D... is for Downton
The Crawleys are about to return to our screens and the fashion world is paying suitable homage to everyone's favourite slice of Sunday night escapism. Tweeds and Argyle socks, Fair Isle knits and hacking jacket s al l appeared on the autumn catwalks, notably at Ralph Lauren where the designer even played John Lunn's Downton soundtrack.
E... is for Equestrian
Saddle up and trot on - all things horsey are in the spotlight as riding attire inspires designers from Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy to Gucci's Frida Giannini. It's more sexy dressage than shires gymkhana - think leather jodhpurs, dramatic highwayman capes, long silk scarves tied high on the neck and knee high boots.
On trend: From left, knee-high boots will be en vogue thanks to the equestrian look, deep red lips will be a make-up staple while Grace Coddington will release her memoirs
F... is for Femme Fatale
Glamour goes dark and mysterious this season with designers opting for nude make-up punctuated with deep red lips. At Gucci, make-up artist Pat McGrath opted for a dark cherry lip colour - try Revlon's Black Cherry (£7.29).
G... is for Grace
She upstaged Anna Wintour in the brilliant U.S. Vogue documentary The September Issue and is a living fashion legend. This November, Brit-born stylist Grace Coddington will spill the beans on her rise to the top of the fashion business in her memoirs, which were sold to Random House for a rumoured £750,000. Expect fabulous insider fashion secrets and a riveting read that spans the former model's six-decade career.
H... is for High Street Hysteria
H&M's latest collaboration is perhaps their most conceptual yet with Maison Martin Margiela - look out for back-to-front clothes, trailing hems and maybe even a horse-hoof boot or two.
iPad case: Reiss's Corina doubles as a chic clutch (£95)
I... is for iPad Case
There's barely a designer who hasn't cottoned on to the profit boosting appeal of the patterned, printed or perfectly plain iPad case and the High Street has caught on to the trend too. Reiss's Corina case is in ruched faux leather and can double-up as a chic clutch (£95).
J... is for Jacquard
Rich metallic jacquards and brocades, as seen at Jonathan Saunders, are bringing a shot of luxe lushness to the new season - Zara's burnished gold geometric jacquard trousers have a flattering slim cut and look great worn with a crisp white shirt or when contrasted with dramatic.
K... is for Cool Knits
Jumpers have never been so desirable - young London designers from Jonathan Saunders to Christopher Kane have reinvented the humble knit with intense colours and eye-popping geometric patterns.
Catwalk looks: From left, H&M's back-to-front clothes, Jonathan Saunder's jacquard and patterned knits
L... is for Leather
Leather will be the material of choice for trend-setters this autumn - choose from glossy black shifts and cool bombers, chic capes or the plainest pencil skirt. The High Street has some great leather jackets - try All Saints' Oxblood leather biker (£350) or this supersoft washed leather black jacket with quilted sleeves from Karen Millen (£325).
M... is for Midas Touch
After the Olympic gold rush comes a fashion gold rush with ornate baroque adornment bringing shimmer and shine to the dark days of autumn. Try Zara's gold sequin cardigan (£119), over a white T-shirt and jeans or khaki trousers.
Trendsetters: Will be wearing leather - like this jacket from Karen Millen, left - and gold, like this Zara cardigan
N... is for New Guard
All eyes will be on Paris come October when Hedi Slimane finally unveils his first full collection for the relaunched Saint Laurent Paris. He will have some competition for the limelight - Raf Simons will be revealing his first ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior in the same week, while Phoebe Philo will return from maternity leave with another collection for Celine.
Hot new designs: Raf Simons latest collection is eagerly anticipated
O... is for Optical Prints
Embrace autumn's most dazzling geometric prints as seen at Kenzo, Prada, Versus and Miu Miu. On the catwalks the prints were worn head-to-toe in dazzling pant suits, or follow Stella McCartney's lead with an all-in-one - Reiss's silk Duffy jumpsuit (£265) will ensure you stand out from the crowd.
Seasonal: Reiss's silk Duffy jumpsuit, left, and Hobbs floral dress fit the optical and peplumrespectively
P... is for Peplum
The peplum's reign continues on crisp pencil skirts, jackets and cocktail dresses. Combine one with a print in Hobbs's gorgeous water-colour floral Caravaggio dress (£199).
Q... is for Queen's Jewels
There 's still time to celebrate the Queen's jubilee year and wonder at her serious collection of rocks at Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. The show features gems from the past 200 years of British monarchs and runs at Buckingham Palace until October 7.
Crown jewels: Queen Victoria's small diamond crown is part of an exhibition at Buckingham Palace
R... is for Red
The most dazzling shade to wear this winter will be pillarbox red - try an eye-popping coat or a crisp form-fitting dress like this scoop-back peplum dress from H&M (£29.99).
Eccentric: Tim Walker's fashion photography and portraits will be the focus of an exhibition at Somerset House opening in October
S... is for Super Snapper
Tim Walker's fantastical and often eccentric fashion photography and portraits will be the focus of an exhibition at Somerset House opening in October. An accompanying book is published by Thames & Hudson (£45).
Red, black and burgundy: From left, H&M's dress fits the demand for pillarbox red colours, Audrey Hepburn's LBD will be on show at the V&A while wine shades like this claret wrap coat will be on trend
T... is for Tinseltown
See more than 100 iconic Hollywood movie costumes up close from sumptuous period dramas such as Dangerous Liaisons to much-loved classics including Some Like It Hot and Breakfast at Tiffany's. From October 20 until January 27 at the V&A in London.
U... is for Uncorked
Bordeaux, claret or deepest burgundy - autumn's new shades are all rather boozy sounding. Wear the colour head-to-toe as seen at Haider Ackermann. On the High Street Banana Republic has great takes on this look including this claret wrap coat (£175).
Fashion show: A Valentino exhibition will be held at Somerset House
V... is for Valentino
The Italian couturier may have retired almost five years ago but he's not going quietly - his latest exhibition, which will be held at Somerset House, will display never seen before personal artefacts as well as iconic pieces including Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress.
W... is for Waist Cinchers
The waist is back in focus as designers exaggerate curves with stand-out belts - from Joseph Altuzarra's wide leather Berber bands to Karl Lagerfeld's sculptural corset belts in leather and ponyskin for Fendi. Wear over coats and suits or a fluffy fur jacket as seen at DKNY. The black leather Marisa peplum belt at Hobbs (£99) ticks two trends at once.
Get the look: From left: Waist cinchers likes this Joseph Altuzarra belt, giant coats like this one from Chloe and animal prints like this Whistle dress will be autumn must-haves
X... is for XXL
Exaggerated shoulders, giant cocooning coats and pumped up volumes, seen on the Chloe catwalk, are bringing supersize proportions to the new season. Handle this trend with care - or extreme caution.
Go dotty: J Crew kits
Y... is for Yayoi Kusama
Louis Vuitton 's collaboration with the polka-dot-crazed Japanese pop artist continues this autumn with the second instalment having landed at Selfridges last week. Get the look with J Crew's fabulous dotty knits in merino wool or cashmere.
Z... is for Zoology
Lion-head belts at Lanvin, animal knits at Altuzarra, Kenzo and Burberry and wild wooly monsters at Mulberry; the fashion world has gone animalmad this season. The easiest way to channel the mood though is with an animal print. Try the Dotty Cheetah print dress at Whistles (£95).
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