Words by Aoifa Smyth (website)
Even fashion’s biggest fanatics will admit that from the second to the last week in September, we start to get into information overload from our facebook, twitter and instagram feeds with constant updates from fashion weeks throughout. Blink and you’ll miss your wardrobe decisions for the forthcoming season. As another London Fashion Week drew to a close on Tuesday, let’s reflect on some of the trends that dominated the catwalk.
Jonathan Saunders, Holly Fulton, Christopher Raeburn and Richard Nicoll all featured bomber jackets throughout their catwalk shows this week. Tell your boyfriend to make the most of his bomber now, as you’re going to be nabbing it this coming Spring.
3D flowers, applique and bold floral prints put a modern spin on a predictable reoccurring trend for Spring/Summer and were spotted throughout the shows of Mulberry, Matthew Williamson, Christopher Kane, House of Holland and Mary Katranzou, to name but a few.
The Mullet Dress.
PPQ, Templerly, Erdem, Antonio Berardi and Emilia Wickstead all revived the dipped hem shape which was so popular last year. Sexy leg exposure at the front with dramatic trains at the back, making for perfect standout evening wear.
Pastel, another reoccurring trend for Spring/Summer, was displayed by Giles, Christopher Kane, Burberry and Sister by Sibling in dramatic shades of violet, spearmint and bubblegum. Burberry really stole the show for delectable tones, in ladylike lace and sixties shaped overcoats.
Sheer and iridescent fabrics.
Shimmery, shiny and sheer fabrics dominated the runway through LFW, particularly by Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, Simone Rocha and J.W Anderson. Classic shapes were given new life in modern materials, making masculine suits, floor length gowns and shin grazing skirts sexy and futuristic.
So there we have it, our fashion fate has been decided until next February. Which trends will you be dipping into?