The colour trend of jewel tones works perfectly for Autumn Winter as the deep hues warm up cool nights and enhance Fall shades. Amber, amethyst, ruby and emerald were all showcased on this season’s runways.

Gucci’s jewel tones in chiffon for Autumn Winter 2011. Images: Showbit

Gucci draped sapphire over their models and trimmed the look with matching faux fur. Proenza Schouler injected blacks and browns with occasional hits of ruby and amber.

Fur and leather in jewel tones at Gucci Autumn Winter 2011. Images: Showbit

There are a number of ways to wear the look. For daytime opt for a small spark of colour in between darker shades. Try layering a bright amber top underneath a black jacket and team with skinny jeans and boots.

Proenza Schouler injected jewel tones into black ensembles for Autumn Winter 2011. Images: Showbit

Michael Van Der Ham gave his jewels an extra polish by using crushed velvet to emphasis the feeling of luxury. For the evening take inspiration from Michael Van Der Ham and wear a crushed velvet mini-dress in deep ruby. 

Michael Van Der Ham did jewel tones in velvet for Autumn Winter 2011. Images: Showbit

Pair the garment with black opaque tights and black heels. Keep accessories to a minimum and make-up natural or the style will become too fussy.