maria milano.jpgThis week's Industry Interview comes from Maria Milano, editor of instyle.co.uk:

As editor of instyle.co.uk, I am involved in all aspects of the website's production, from writing, styling and editing my team's work to more strategic tasks including budget crunching and analysing traffic figures to make sure readers are getting more of what they want. Attending A-list parties and fashion shows are certainly a perk of the job, although the quick turn-around time of the web means they're also very hard work.

Read on to find out what Maria's trend predictions for A/W are and what she's been wearing to death...

What was the most exciting/interesting thing that happened this week?
I've just returned from holiday so I'm just getting back into the swing of things, but I received a number of fashion show invitations for the upcoming London Fashion Week while I was away, so I'm excited to do some RSVP-ing.

Which trends do you think are going to be big in the next few months?
There is a serious Seventies revival happening, so expect to see lots of flared trousers, fringing and earth tones. Also boho returns, but in a much more grown-up, luxurious folkloric kind of way. Gucci and Topshop have really nailed this trend. Personally, I'm excited to see that lace is making a comeback, which will be perfect for Christmas party season!

What are you wearing to death at the moment?
My Gap peg-leg trousers - I snapped up two pairs the minute they hit the shops.

What was the last book you read?
I just finished James Frey's Bright Shiny Morning. It's about a group of characters living in LA, and I wanted to read it before my two-week holiday in California. I really recommend it, despite all the James Frey controversy!