London Fashion Week and what it means for your wardrobe.
At its core, London Fashion week is an important, six-day industry event that allows designers to show their collections to buyers, journalists and, of course, the odd celebrity, but it also maintains the city’s status as a top fashion capital. Granted, the sometimes extreme designs on ultra thin models witnessed to on the runway might not seem wearable today, but, whether you’re a certified fashionista or not, they serve to inform the clothing industry across the board.
From Marks & Spencer to Burberry and everything in between, the high street is very much influenced by what it sees at London Fashion Week. The catwalk shows give us the best insight into what we’ll be wearing next season, albeit an ‘every day’ version. Fashion week is all about interpreting trends and to serves as inspiration across the industry.
So what has 2017 in store for us all?
Potty About Pink
At the top of our list for the trends of the season is pink: candy pink, baby pink, deep cherry and raspberry provide a pink plumb of inspiration. Be bold and bright this spring/summer with block colour.
Celine, Balenciagg, Valentino
Talking of colour:
From lemon to fluorescent, yellow was a chromatic shot in the arm that lit up the runways in all four cities. Summer 2017 looks bright.
Chloé, Bottega Veneta, Gucci
Yes you read right: 80’s styling is back! Albeit with a 2017 twist. The decade of big hair and even bigger shoulder pads was embraced with gusto this season by many brands. Taffeta party dresses, Mother of Pearl, ruching and ruffled hems, re-created the Dynasty-era vibe. Big shoulders or sleeves were seen complimented with soft crimped hair.
It’s gone all dotty on the catwalks this season. Use and abuse, on one condition: stick to black and white.
Commes des Garçons, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana
Fashion never seems to tire of taking inspiration from the military. This season is no exception. Precision tailoring, heavy hardware and plenty of khaki and green were seen across the week. Uniform inspired outwear were complimented with lace-up canvas combat heeled boots.
Bigger also proved better when it came to the scale of dresses. Layers and layers of tulle and chiffon formed voluminous confections across the shows.
Much more than a trend, the jumpsuit is now a seasonal staple as an easy piece for summer. Uptown girl or fashion boilersuit, choose from evening glamour and daytime cool.
Hermes, Isable Marant, Vanessa Seward
Watch how these themes appear on the high street in the coming months. Our own Juno handbag designers are always watching closely!