8 Key Trends You're Gonna Want To Steal Straight Off The LFW Catwalks
Wanna know what we’re all gonna be wearing? Then check our eight key trends straight of the London Fashion Week runways.
First it was sliders making a comeback and now it’s the turn of Crocs – at least if Christopher Kane has anything to do with it. Taking your grandad’s favourite gardening shoe right back to the runway, his glammed up version are embellished with crystals and their ugliness have split the fashion pack right down the middle.
All Pink Everything
Being mainly Spring collections, it’s no surprise to see the dusty, nude and pastel pinks back with a vengeance. But from Preen and Mimi Wade to Shrimps and Molly Goddard, it’s the brighter, more acidic shades hogging the spotlight with the help of loads of textures that range from sequins to shaggy faux furs.
One of the best thing about the London shows is the army of young designers coming through with collections us millenials could actually wear everyday irl. From the quirkily illustrated Shrimps x Converse line to the fierce teenage throwback inspired offerings at Ashley Williams, it proves that the marriage between streetwear and high-end is here to stay, and in the best possible way.
Party, Party, Party
Rave is making a comeback and it’s not just limited to Saturday night. There’s a look for everyone too, with new-wave 80s glam at Topshop Unique giving a tougher, slicker edge to the exotic neons while the more girlish approach comes in the form of the sheer chiffons and playful hair shown at the Molly Goddard ‘model rave’.
Chunky Platforms Are Back
Time to cast off those backless Gucci loafers (or the cheapo Zara versions you are living in) as next season we are getting some height back into our everyday look. Style up those jeans with a metallic pair of platform Mary Janes like the ones at House of Holland or go ultra glam with the patterned pairs at Sophia Webster.
We’re All Immigrants
Ashish is always one to make us sit up and listen and besides showing an absolutely beautiful collection, the mix of club-wear and sequins paired with traditional saris and salwar in his ‘Bollywood Bloodbath’ collection made a pretty important point. In the digital age where cultural lines and boundaries blur, aren’t we all immigrants of one kind or another? None more so than in the way we consume fashion.
The future is now, or at least it will be come Spring/Summer 2017 and that’s thanks to the virtual reality inspired collections popping up from the new gen designers. At Fyodor Golan that means mixing up toxic brights with opulent denim textures, squeaky holographic skirts, super glittery eyes and bold dark lips. Cyber chic at its best.
Then there was Ryan Lo, whose candy-coated videogame inspired narrative marries anime with disco and returns with some of the most lust-worthy pieces of the whole season.
Loud And Proud
Soft and girlish romance is a given for Spring and Summer year after year, but this time along with it is a much louder and prouder understanding of what it means to be feminine. Purposeful clashing colours and mannish tailoring at Ashley Williams, textures galore at Matty Bovan and ginghams so good you could eat a picnic off them at House of Holland are all high points for this bright and playful trend.