It's no secret that fashion is just a heightened form of playing dress-up. However, real talent lies in how one takes the trends of the season and personifies it. If you're thinking of auditioning for roles, here's what the fall/winter runways have to offer.  

1. The Eclectic Intellectual
Intelligence is sexy, especially when it takes the form of eclectic mixing and matching as seen on the runways of Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Maison Margiela. Let your imagination flow and don't be afraid to experiment with prints and colours.

2. Goth Girl
From New York to Paris, designers were collectively telling us one thing: head over to the dark side. There was Alexander Wang's broody punk gang in an all-black collection, Joan Jett wannabes at Saint Laurent and melancholic goth girls at Simone Rocha. 

3. Nomadic Gypsy
In continuation of spring/summer's '70s hippie vibe, the modern traveller will still be voyaging around the world packed with an artisanal wardrobe. Floaty hemlines in a mash-up of bohemian prints and heavy embellishments, it was Burberry Prorsum, Tory Burch and Lanvin who nailed an artful mix of global influences.

4. The Modern Mod Girl
This season, the '60s is anything but retrograde. Designers Miuccia Prada and Nicolas Ghesquière from Louis Vuitton have taken a revisionist approach to the stereotypical mod girl and given it a new lease of life. She's still sweet but not at all innocent, dressed in tiny A-line skirts and key-hole mini dresses à la Calvin Klein and all paired with thigh-high boots.

5. The Aristocratic Victorian
The inspiration for this trend was deep-seeded in the dark yet romantic Victorian era. Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Alberta Ferretti paraded prim and proper silhouettes characterised by high-necked blouses with ruffles, floor-sweeping skirts, and a whole lot of lace.