As usual, there were so many beautiful clothes on show at London Fashion Week, it’s hard to pick just a few favourites. Instead, I thought I’d share with you some of the themes that I’ll be looking out for when they begin to filter through to the high street.
Despite many attempts, I’ve not found a shade of red that suits me. I’m going to have to put more effort into finding this elusive shade, as there was so much red on the catwalk it will be impossible to avoid come Autumn. Red was the colour of choice for pretty daywear (Betty Jackson), bold outerwear (Burberry) and slinky eveningwear (Roksanda Illinic). So pretty much every outfit occasion you can think of then.
2. Swirly, abstract prints
The floral prints of last season have been replaced by less girlish swirls and graphic splashes, often in more muted tones. I particularly loved Maria Grachvogel’s sophisticated collection. I have to include a shout out to my lovely hairdresser Harriet who was responsible for the elegant hair at Maria’s show too. The simple buns set off the clothes perfectly. Cool eyebrows too!
Similarly, the king of print, Erdem, showed another beautiful collection but again, with a more grown up and mysterious feel than his previous shows.
3. Spots & Dots
They’re hardly ever off-trend but all kinds of dots, spots and circles were sprinkled over many a catwalk. David Koma was probably the designer who really went for it when it came to embracing the dot, and also its furrier, frivolous friend, the pom pom.
4. Black & White
It’s cheating a bit to choose another colour combo as a trend but there really was a lot of black and white at LFW and combined with the aforementioned red, it creates a striking look. I’m not usually a fan of such starkly contrasting colours but when put together with luxurious textures and unusual shapes, the effect can be very elegant. I loved the Temperley show for this reason. It was more grown-up than her usual boho style, and all the better for it. The unusual silhouette in the image below is beautiful.
So there you go. Another LFW is over. Onto Milan now!