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AW16 collections that'll make you wish summer was over

Sick of shorts and tees? Then dream of colder days with these new season previews

AW16 collections that'll make you wish summer was over
25 July 2016

If you’re sick of wearing shorts and having beads of sweat run down your back all day, we’ve got just the thing to relieve your pain.

Here we’ve rounded up the best of AW16 previews, allowing you to close your eyes and imagine the battering rain and strong winds, all while you're wrapped up in a gorgeous great woollen coat. Autumn is coming.

Main image: Marks & Spencer AW16


Classic meets contemporary in Whistles new workwear favourites with luxurious finishing touches, inspired by French New Wave cinema.

The silhouettes remain slim but get loosened up a bit more for a retro feel with wider trousers shapes, roomy overcoats and relaxed shirting that adds depth to their signature cleans lines and suave tailoring in premium fabrics.

Marks & Spencer

Oliver "insane cheekbones" Cheshire the face of M&S's AW16 Autograph collection, designed with a minimal aesthetic for a timeless feel. Soft silhouettes are seen across tailoring and outerwear, with textured fabrics adding a new dimension to the range.

Herschel Supply

Herschel Supply's new bags are crafted in Apexknit woven fabric, composed of densely woven 600D high-tensile yarn, offering a slight stretch while still maintaining its intended form. So if you're one to fill your bag with so much junk it's close to bursting, this might be a safe and stylish option to invest in.

Schott NYC

For AW16 Schott NYC digs deep into its archives to develop a premium tier collection – ‘Limited Edition’, made up of its iconic silhouettes including parkas, bombers, collared leathers and flight jackets, combining luxury materials with intricate detailing, cut and sewn into contrasting panels to create new, innovative designs.

Topman Design

The highstreet brand's catwalk collection will hit down mid-September with a wide array of oversized nightwear (but as daywear) in luxurious velvet textures. So if you're one for getting to tanked up at the Christmas party, you'll already be dressed for a snooze when you can't make it up the stairs. Win win.


The London footwear brand modernises its collection for AW16. Although they'll mostly be sticking to the smart Chelsea boots and monk strap shoes we've come to known them for, they'll also be presenting a few of these Timberland-esque hiking hi-tops in autumnal colours.

Christopher Shannon

North Quarter is Christopher Shannon's modernist vision of technical sportswear to a new premium customer, joining the dots between catwalk creativity and aspiration quality-led menswear through knitwear, jackets, joggers and more.

The designer states: “North Quarter gives me the opportunity to speak directly with the brand- led British males who have inspired me creatively since the outset of my career.” 

Harrys of London

Known for their luxurious footwear, Harrys of London is now delving into the world of bags and luggage, focusing on optimal functionality and a design aesthetic inspired by the lifestyle for business, weekend and travel needs of the modern man.

As with their footwear, Harrys of London has steered away from traditional design, using innovative materials with contemporary design and luxurious leathers, as seen in the TECHGEL core handles to ensure comfort.