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Jump on the AW17/18 Madrid runway trends, like floral patterns from Jorge Vazquez (left) or belted velvet menswearfrom Angel Schlesser (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Jump on the AW17/18 Madrid runway trends, like floral patterns from Jorge Vazquez (left) or belted velvet menswearfrom Angel Schlesser (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
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Trendy Tips from Madrid's Fashion Week

Picture of Lori Zaino
Updated: 22 February 2017
After checking out show after show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, here’s a list of fashionable tips and trends straight from the runway, for the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2017/18 season. Try a few or try them all, this is what you’ll be seeing next fall on the streets of Madrid.

Florals aren’t just for spring

Next autumn will be filled with flowers of all sorts, at least in fashion. Dresses, coats, shirts and even trousers will be covered with flower patterns. Mixing florals with other prints or fabrics like, silk, gauze and fur will also be right on trend.

Hannibal Laguna (left) and Teresa Helbig (right) show florals and fur | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Hannibal Laguna (left) and Teresa Helbig (right) show florals and fur | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Jorge Vazquez (left) and Miguel Marinero (right) show different floral styles | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Jorge Vazquez (left) and Miguel Marinero (right) show different floral styles | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA

Show some shoulder (even just one)

Off-the-shoulder shirts and dresses and one-shoulder looks are huge for fall. Despite the cold, shoulders will be out in full force, so make sure to prep by hitting the gym ahead of time to make sure your shoulders are svelte and sexy.

Off-shoulder looks from Moises Nieto (left) and the 2nd Skin (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Off-shoulder looks from Moises Nieto (left) and the 2nd Skin (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
One-shoulder looks from Roberto Verino (left) and Ulises Merida (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
One-shoulder looks from Roberto Verino (left) and Ulises Merida (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA

Capes

Capes and ponchos are all the rage for fall, so pick one up and layer it over all the other trends mentioned. All colors, shapes, patterns and fabrics are a go, but specifically, grey and yellow are key colors.

Devota y Lomba (left) and Teresa Helbig (right) show capes | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Devota y Lomba (left) and Teresa Helbig (right) show capes | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
A long grey cape from Ion Fiz (left) and a yellow fur cape/coat from Marcos Luengo (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
A long grey cape from Ion Fiz (left) and a yellow fur cape/coat from Marcos Luengo (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA

Add a belt

Belts are back, and the more obvious, the better, so add one to your outfit. In fact, many of the other trends you’ll see will also incorporate belts, so add it in to your daily style. Try belting different types of fabrics and garments like a robe, jumpsuit, knitwear or coat.

Belted overcoats by Ailanto (left) and Roberto Torretta (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Belted overcoats by Ailanto (left) and Roberto Torretta (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Belted trends by Angel Schlesser (left) and Teresa Helbig (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Belted trends by Angel Schlesser (left) and Teresa Helbig (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA

Menswear… but for women

Ladies, grab those suits or invest in a wide-leg pant or pinstripes. Anything your man would wear is now fair game for you too. Especially stylish are the extra-wide-leg trousers and menswear in bold colors. Combining a feminine garment with a staunch menswear look is also a fun way to combine the trend with that girlish coat or accessory you already own.

Devota y Lomba (left) and Menchen Tomas (right) are clearly fans of grey menswear| © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Devota y Lomba (left) and Menchen Tomas (right) are clearly fans of grey menswear | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Ailanto (left) adds a lighter touch with a periwinkle coat whereas Roberto Torretta (right) goes bold with red | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Ailanto (left) adds a lighter touch with a periwinkle coat whereas Roberto Torretta (right) goes bold with red | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA

For the guys: belts and suits

Don’t worry guys, we haven’t forgotten you. Belts will also be big for gentlemen this season, and make sure to belt unusual items, like your suit or coat, not just those jeans you want to hold up. Suits and blazers never really go out of style, so it won’t hurt to invest in a solid suit for fall. You can go bold with a crazy color, like gold, or just stick with the classics which are always dapper.

Devota y Lomba (left) suggests belting your suit or Juanjo Olivia (right) says even your undershirt| © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Devota y Lomba (left) suggests belting your suit or Juanjo Oliva (right) says even your undershirt | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Go vibrant with a Juanjo Oliva suit (left) or classic with a Roberto Verino suit (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA
Go vibrant with a Juanjo Oliva suit (left) or classic with a Roberto Verino suit (right) | © Foto Ugo Camera/IFEMA