The trends that feature on the London Fashion Week catwalks are normally a clear indicator of the styles we’ll be wearing a few months down the line. As the fashion shows draw to a close, what have we learned from London Fashion Week 2017? Here, we outline the trends that we predict will go from the catwalk straight into your wardrobe, and how you can incorporate them through your accessories:
Many catwalk models looked pretty in pink, featuring heavily in catwalk shows by Preen, Emporio Armani and JW Anderson. While brighter shades did make an appearance, pastel pink dominated, featuring on everything from shoes to dresses.
How do you wear it? Unlike some catwalk trends, this colour is very wearable. For a fashion-forward look, choose a pale pink dress, top or skirt. To incorporate the shade more subtly into your look, use it as an accent colour through your accessories, such as a handbag or umbrella. Our Kensington pale pink umbrella is a great choice, with its ruche and bow detailing adding a sophisticated touch.
Sheer fabrics and clear plastics were worn by models for many fashion houses, including Burberry and Emporio Armani. While models weren’t afraid to flash the flesh, you’ll need to layer up this trend to make it wearable on a day-to-day basis.
How do you wear it? Choose dresses and tops with tulle detailing or sheer panels. Don’t be afraid to layer a simple vest top or dress underneath for additional coverage. To channel the clear plastic trend, keep it simple with a clear umbrella. For a more daring look, experiment with clear or frosted plastic rain coats.
Ruffles were another popular London Fashion Week trend. Naturally, catwalk styles were a lot more dramatic than the versions you can expect to see on the high street — Simone Rocha’s designs featured some of the largest ruffles we’ve ever seen.
How do you wear it? When ruffles hit the high street, we can expect to see them toned down a lot—think delicate detailing on dresses, jumpers, tops and skirts. Ruffles are likely to make an appearance on our accessories too, including clutch bags and shoes.
As the excitement of London Fashion Week comes to an end, we can expect to see the above trends — amongst others — making their emergence onto the high street. Stay a step ahead and incorporate these styles into your wardrobe now.
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