Fashion is not just fashion any longer. These days, the clothes you choose can really send out a strong message. Slogan T-shirts may be a thing of the past, but the sentiment remains.

It is not merely about making a literal statement though, designers are also welcoming brave and bold dressing. As it is, women empowerment is beginning from the emancipation of fashion.

Here’s a look at what’s trending for Autumn/Winter 2018.

All Covered Up

With the “Time’s Up” and #MeToo message still ringing clear, fashion houses have decided to cover up their models. Extreme layering is a thing now, as well as dresses worn over shirts and long stockings.

Going Wild

When it comes to looking fierce, nothing says it better than animal prints. From leopard to zebra, designers are going primal with their designs this season. A full-on tiger print ensemble? Why not? Nothing is ever too bold for women.

Life’s A Party

Political messages aside, women still need to have fun. Party frocks are having a celebration with elaborate designs and out-of-this world embellishments. Velvet, crystals, brocade and sequins. You name it, they have it.

Love Thy Leather

Leather is the go-to Autumn/Winter 2018 material. While bordering on the fetishistic, it also paints a strong picture when used extensively in an outfit. Dresses, shirts, suits, jackets – just leather them all up.

Head’s Up

It seems that stand-out headwear is a must when it comes to accessoring in the post-pussyhat era. Knit balaclavas, baker boy caps and wide-brim hats were all featured prominently on the runways.

Pretty Graphic

Channeling a more street or punk vibe are graphic patterns. Bauhaus lettering, graffiti drawings and Lichtenstein cartoons have appeared in various runway shows, breathing life into the figure of a quintessential female rebel.