No one is closer to the runway. They are on first-name terms with every designer. So who could be better placed to explain the trends for this autumn and winter than the world’s most important fashion editors? Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief US Vogue The fall/winter collections emphasize women’s individuality. Character and identity are back. Lots of pieces exude vintage flair: we see lots of patchwork, romance, lurex. Sexy is out, so cover up instead – for example with a turtleneck by Givenchy. Sabine Nedelchev, Editor-in-Chief Elle Germany My favourite trend this autumn is the cool sexiness of Brit chic. One of its hallmarks is tartan – which is why I immediately fell in love with a cape by Michael Kors. Sturdy and yet very elegant, the Mary Janes by Prada go very well with it thanks to their wide heel, silver buckle and ’60s appeal. Kerstin Schneider, Editor-in-Chief Harper’s Bazaar Germany Functional styles are back in their most beautiful incarnation. Graphic patterns and straight cuts. Feminine, sculptural dresses and avant-garde Bauhaus looks. Red from head to toe. Laura Brown, Executive Editor Harper’s Bazaar US I haven’t seen any specific trends for this fall/winter – this time there really is something for everyone. Personally, I would like the ’70s to stay a bit longer. I love that decade. Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief French Vogue Trends for this winter? Slick and black! Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief Harper’s Bazaar US This fall/winter will bring wild colour combinations by Prada, bohemian rhapsody by Chloé, feather dresses by Proenza Schouler. And best of all: Valentino! A collection that was inspired by Gustav Klimt’s muse Emilie Flöge; everything about it was artistically breathtaking. It was also wonderful to see new designers debut at historic brands: Peter Copping for Oscar de la Renta and the Margot Tenenbaum-look by Alessandro Michele for Gucci. Angelo Flaccavento, Fashion Journalist Milan Exaggerated colours and organic fabrics – those are the most striking trends this autumn and winter. Prada’s shows were dazzling, with optical illusions that meant you couldn’t identify the materials. Was it jersey or neoprene? Authentic or plastic jewellery? Knee-length skirts are over post-summer. Mini or maxi are the lengths this winter.