The catwalks were full of must-have trends for the next Autumn/Winter season, from the humble turtle neck to knits that got us talking. Here are some of the trends we’ll be coveting..
If New York fashion week wasn’t enough to get our tongues wagging and inspire our wardrobes for the next season, London Fashion Week has certainly excited us a whole lot further.
A jam-packed week of new catwalk trends, global supermodels flying into town and VIP fashion week parties were bound to leave us with a lot to talk about.
Where on earth do we start?
The famous front rowers as predicted were out in full force. We saw the likes of veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell , pop star Katy Perry (who sported new blonde locks) and actress Penelope Cruz grace the capital’s FROWs.
We also saw the long awaited return of French designer Roland Mouret , who showed in London for the first time in 16 years.
As far as trend watching was concerned, all eyes were on Burberry to lead the British fashion pack, and Christopher Bailey sure put on a show to remember. He sent models down the runway in high-necked capes and reworked shirting.
And while we expected to see trends that we may be unlikely to adopt come autumn (yes, socks and sandals are going to be a thing – you can thank Mulberry and Prada over in Milan for that one), there were also some trends we will definitely be giving a go. Hallelujah, the humble turtle neck is hanging on in there.
Here are a few trends from London Fashion Week, you can ACTUALLY wear.
1. Winter block brights
Forget reaching for the grey come autumn, you’ll find us in an array of rainbow hues. We can always Roksanda Ilincic – a favourite designer of Kate Middleton and Melania Trump , to brighten up the catwalks and she did so again. Get ready to colour block your wardrobe next season, from cobalt to ochre, thankfully there’s a bright shade to suit all.
2. Knits get big
Cosy, comfy and ideal for hiding a multitude of sins, we will be living in the oversized knitwear that was on show at LFW. Turtlenecks were chunky and slouchy and Joseph , while at Topshop Unique long length jumpers were worn over satin slip dresses.
3. Rock a floral frock
There’s no need to hide your florals away next season, we’re delighted to see Mary Katrantzou , Preen and Erdem put the feminine floral frock firmly on the fashion map for next season. Choose from ethereal embroidered maxis, asymmetrical hems or one shoulder styles and toughen up with chunky footwear.
4. Shout about It slogans
The catwalk always makes for a great political playground, with designers using their creative talents to make a bigger statement worldwide. With the Trump election influencing in New York, and Brexit in London – slogans became a big trend to note on the Ashish and House of Holland catwalks. Expect to see them all over the high street next season (no face paint necessary).
5. Country checks
It wouldn’t be the winter season without a check or two thrown in the mix and luckily for us they are so easy to wear. The classic print took centre stage at Mulberry and Daks . From bold tartans to Prince Of Wales and windowpane, we’ll definitely be channelling the trend come autumn in our outerwear.