06/09/2010 16:39 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Autumn/Winter 2010 Trend Report: Day Five

From cerebral to flashy, gold dominates on the final day of our trend reports - as does a love of all things military.

New Opulence

Giambattista Valli, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten. Photos: Imaxtree

The mood: Fashion is a fickle friend. While in some quarters architectural minimalism is the order of the day, here thoughts of austerity are banished and we seen an unashamed love of opulence, with a large helping of baroque and some seriously ornate embellishment. Alexander McQueen's final, breath-taking collection provides a reminder that gold need not be tacky.

Embellished evening coats, brocade blazers, sequinned evening dresses. Party girls will covet thigh-skimming cocktail frocks in burnished metallics, while the cool girls replace their leather biker jacket a gold bomber or blazer.

MyDaily tip: Feel free to pile on the gold, the glitter and the brocade, but contrast with barely-there makeup.

Military Precision

The mood: Fashion's obsession with military styling turns to the history books, with aviator jackets the centrepiece. A world away from casual army fatigues, and camouflage, this trend is about parade-ready spruced styling, utility details and polished gold buttons (medals and a salute optional).

The must-haves: The aviator jacket, pea jackets, tulips skirts, tailored cargo pants, dress coats with gold buttons, lace-up boots, military-style shirts with epaulettes and a healthy dose of army green, navy, air-force blue and khaki, with a flash of gold and cardinal red.

MyDaily tip: A khaki military-inspired coats makes for a stunning autumn cover-up, but the parka is an easy to wear option, and comes in new luxe guises for autumn/winter.

Want more style inspiration? Take a look at day one, day two, day three and day four of our autumn/winter trend reports.