The fashion checklist: pastels, blue steel, capes and sci-fi

2001, the Royal Tenenbaums
Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot in The Royal Tenenbaums. Photograph: Allstar/Touchstone

Margot Tenenbaum
The certain muse of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci collection. Furry dressing gowns, clips, gloves and all.

Zoolander
The Valentino womenswear show featured a walk-off from Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, reminding us that we have just five months to work on our own Blue Steel.

Ben Stiller on the catwalk at Valentino show
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Ben Stiller on the Valentino catwalk. Photograph: David Fisher/Rex

Heavy fabrics, pastel colours
This will be our sartorial balancing act this season. Because Prada (pastel double-faced jersey) and Topshop (sky blue jumbo cord) say so.

Models backstage at this season's Prada show, Milan fashion week.
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Prada does pastels. Photograph: Sipa/Rex Shutterstock

Between the lines
Forget the cat’s eye flick. New ways to wear eyeliner include scribbles at Fendi, black wings at Chanel and a complicated double flick at Mugler.

Sasha Pivovarova
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Sasha Pivovarova winging it at Chanel. Photograph: Victor Boyko/Getty Images

Back to black
You know how every season something is the new black? Well, this autumn, it’s black – floor length at Ralph Lauren and Valentino, for men at Prada.

Model on catwalk at the Ralph Lauren show, autumn/winter 2015
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Darks looks at Ralph Lauren. Photograph: Sipa/Rex Shutterstock

Velvet goldmine
Used for dresses for women, suits for men. Velvet boots, though? Our shoe protector bill for autumn will be massive.

Dries Van Noten ankle boot
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Dries Van Noten’s deep purple velvet. Photograph: Dries Van Noten

The force is strong
Fashion is looking forward to The Force Awakens as much as everyone else. Sci-fi white and futuristic styling ruled. Luckily no Princess Leia plaits.

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens'.
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Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in The Force Awakens. Photograph: Allstar/Disney/Lucasfilm

Something of the night
Evening capes at Lemaire and Saint Laurent, funeral-netted faces at Thom Browne, tailcoats at Dior Homme and midnight hues at Gieves & Hawkes.

Model on the catwalk at the Saint Laurent show, autumn/winter 2015, Paris fashion week.
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Saint Laurent’s caped crusader. Photograph: Sipa/Rex Shutterstock

A little bit scratchy
But worth it. We think Lurex is fabulous and so does JW Anderson.

Model on the catwalk at the JW Anderson show, London Fashion Week 2015.
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Model on the catwalk at the JW Anderson show, London Fashion Week 2015. Photograph: Sipa/Rex Shutterstock

Pin drop
Youth club customisation: Judy Blame flotsam and jetsam brooches at Louis Vuitton. Belstaff biker pins and Dior pressed flower badges. Pin to your lapel with pride.

Louis Vuitton menswear fall/winter 2015-2016
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A Louis Vuitton brooch. Photograph: Dominique Charriau/Getty Images

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