With a plethora of celebrities gracing the front rows of the top designers showing in London, it’s clear to see that London Fashion Week is still the place to be seen. The designers that show in the UK capital tend to be edgier and more experimental than New York, Milan or Paris but that is part of its charm.
And the individualism on the catwalks was not just in the clothing. With face painting at Vivienne Westwood and Ryan Lo, summery scenes at Orla Kiely and Moschino Cheap & Chic, the acrobatics and synchronised swimmers at Stella McCartney and the cascade of petals at Burberry, there was a lot to remember about London Fashion week.
There were also some strong trends coming through that you can look to for your spring/summer wardrobe next year. Here are our top picks:
Yellow was seen on a surprising number of runways this season so whether you go for sherbet, mustard, lemon or sunshine, consider this for your summer wardrobe next year. We love these examples from Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Burberry, Emilia Wickstead, Bora Aksu, Fyodor Golan and PPQ.
Lady-like tailoring with a fifties edge which would look right at home on the French or Italian Riviera’s showed that classic tailoring is still relevant and fabulous. Here are some examples from Osman, House of Holland, Temperley London, Margaret Howell, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Paul Smith.
Peter Pan Collars
Get ready to add a cute collar to all your outfits next spring. Prim and proper they give outfits a preppy edge as seen at Erdem, Giles, Orla Kiely, Jasper Conran and Bora Aksu.
As terrifying as this look can be to anyone without the perfect body, these examples from Tom Ford, Mark Fast, David Koma, Julien Macdonald and Burberry show that the look is not going away. We’re sure to see these dresses on many young pop stars and actresses very soon.
Long skirts are not going away with foot brushing lengths seen in the collections from Marios Schwab, Maria Grachvogel, TopShop Unique, Holly Fulton and Jasper Conran.
This winter’s slouch coat is carrying over into spring with tulip shaped jackets, soft waterfall lapels and deconstructed tailoring. From Burberry, Paul Smith and Joao Melo Costa to Simone Rocha and Maria Grachvogel all featuring these softer lines on the runway.
Whether it is a biker jacket, skirt or dress, soft buttery leathers will be adding street style to your spring wardrobe next year. Take inspiration from Tom Ford, Thomas Tait, Pringle of Scotland, L’Wren Scott and Mulberry.