It’s official. Waking up at 3.30 am for a flight leaves you feeling like a husk of a person for the rest of the day. After about 6 cups of coffee, toast, a cookie, a 3 hour nap and a big dinner, I’m finally starting to feel normal again.
What a weekend it has been! London was brilliant. There was such an amazing atmosphere about the place, so much going on and lots to see. I’ll upload some photos tomorrow hopefully and talk about what I got up to in London, but for now lets have a look at the best bits of London Fashion Week.
1. Pretty In Pink
Without a doubt, my favourite trend from London Fashion Week. Love, love, love these beautiful pink looks. From pretty pastels, to florals, to polka dots, lace and accessories, pink is the It colour of SS 14. Pink looks great on every hair colour and skin tone and can be a simple way to update an outfit. Take the all white outfit at the bottom from Burberry Prorsum. The pink shoes and bag make the outfit feel fresh and new. Burberry also contrasted pink polka dots with a striped tube skirt, great look. My favourite has to be the second dress here from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. I’ll be seeing that dress in my dreams!
2. Feeling Blue
Was it just me or was blue absolutely everywhere this weekend? Topshop Unique went for the deep midnight blue colour whereas other designers went for more sorbet/pastel colours. Like pink, blue featured in a lot of florals and patterned pieces with some designers using several different hues of blue per outfit.
3. Flower Power
With the Spring Summer collections always comes the obvious florals. Even Christoper Kane commented that ‘Florals are done to death…’ Personally, its never been a look that I can pull off. Being short means excessive prints look ridiculous on me so its something I tend to steer clear of. However, I do like some of the looks that came through this season. Matthew Williamson did a lovely look using different sized floral prints in muted tones that’s very wearable, look number five. Many florals will become more wearable in the coming seasons.
4. Sorbet Selection
This is another trend that I am loving. You may have noticed in the previous three trends in this post, the soft sorbet colours in the clothing. Extremely wearable, sorbet looks to be big next season. Mint and lime were two highly popular colours with designers, with pink, blue and yellow also making an appearance in muted tones. Even if you don’t want to fully embrace this trend with an entire outfit, its a great trend to mix with other colours.
5. Masculinity and Femininity in Monochrome
Ah my current obsession, monochrome. It was also featured a lot in London Fashion Week, similar in New York Fashion Week. This was paired usually with a masculine or feminine look. It varied from structured, tailored pieces to gorgeous, floaty fabrics with soft lines and thin straps. Lots of great fabrics there too, heavily embroidered lace, satin, feathers, cotton. It really is such a versatile trend and one that’s easily going to take us from Autumn/Winter into Spring/Summer.
So what were your favourite trends from LFW? If anyone else was in London for it, I’d love to hear about your experience and what you got up to! x