The great city of London is once again awakened with the vibrant world of fashion! It’s fashion week and I couldn’t be more excited. I always love seeing the innovative and clever collections the up and coming designers have been busy creating. While I’m always a big fan of the classic designs with a twist from the well established British fashion houses. I always look forward to London Fashion Week and feel so lucky to have such amazing talent here on my doorstep. Not only are the collections a feast for the eyes we can get a really good idea of what trends will be we will be seeing later on in the year.
Return of the Mac
The long layered trench was one of the key shapes seen on the runways this London Fashhion Week. As we all know Britain is the king of the trench coat with the classic Burberry trench being hard to beat. However designers showcased this overcoat in exciting ways, different textures and colours. All bringing new ideas and a fresh take on how we see and wear this classic style. There were incredible lacquered long trench’s at Gareth Pugh, in the most delicious of pinks. I saw elegant translucent belted macs over outfits at Simone Rocha. Eudon Choi delivered again with a London bus red trench to steal the show. So the message is in whatever shade or material, day to night we should be rocking a trench coat!
Little red riding hood
I simply adore wearing the colour red – any garment, any time, any where. So when the designers choose to focus in on this powerful shade I’m thrilled! Symbolic of love, passion and power. I believe wearing red can boost your mood and stimulate confidence. For a night out nothing commands more attention than a stunnning red dress. It really is my go to colour. Erdem showcased some incredible red gowns in lace and brocade. While Roland Mouret draped beautiful red asymmetric gowns on the models.
Let’s be honest, you cant really beat black. However gothic black was a major trend running through the designers collections. It was quite a popular look for the models to dress head to toe in black. I think this look is usually favoured for fall runways so it was unusual to see it presented for spring/summer. However some designers, like Alexa Chung and MM6 by Maison Margiela, decided to break up the black with bold brights and neons. So expect to be wearing this dark but daring look throughout the spring and summer months.
Fashion through the decades
The last couple of seasons we’ve seen designers give a nod to the past decades. This season the trend was still going strong. With designers favouring the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. I have to say I am enjoying this nostalgic trend. Throwing a cropped jumped over an existing outfit is a great yet simple way to nail this look. It works well for weekend day wear or with some statement earrings it would look amazing for a night out. Bold and interesting sunglasses were the most exciting accessory on the catwalks this week. We’ve seen lots of super slim shades recently although designers went big and sheer.