Get a Leg-Up on AW17 with these 5 ‘London Fashion Week’ Trends
Fashionable? Sure. Late? Absolutely not. When it comes to the seasons, the style collective’s bang-on punctual. I mean, spring’s yet to officially begin, summer’s but a pipedream, and we’re still nursing the hangover from New Year (oh… just me?) – yet everyone’s already talking AW17!
Earlier this week, we shared our London Fashion Week street-style report; think pastels, mesh, and more layers than a onion. Suffice to say, London’s got SS17 down pat. So today, we’re vacating the streets and focusing our attention on the inside action. These five trends totally dominated the autumn/winter catwalks, and in six months’ time, they’ll be dominating your wardrobes too!
Florals have enjoyed a bit of a free run of late. They survived last winter thanks to a newly muted colour palette, before reverting to their usual petal-popping brilliance in time for spring. And now they’ve only gone and done it again, having reinvented themselves a third time for AW17 (Madonna, take note). As for how they’ve achieved the seasonal-transition a second year running? Let’s just say the likes of Topshop, Mulberry and Preen woke up and smelt the roses…
The All-Day Blanket
You’ve considered it every morning – without fail – since hitting adolescence. And now it seems your dreams may have finally been answered; thanks to the good folk at Preen and Mulberry, you’ll finally be able to leave the house still cocooned in the all-protective shield of your blanket. And while we might not mean the crumb-riddled one you Netflixed til’ 2AM in, these floral-patterned wrap-arounds are the next best thing.
A party-ready solution to the all-day blanket above, supersized jumpers were layered over slip dresses down the runways at both Topshop and House of Holland. And it seems the more sea-weathered-fisherman-meets-nineties-socialite you can make it, the better.
Graphics tees are big news right now, and you’d certainly be forgiven for thinking the entire teenage population of London has discovered a newfound appreciated for Metallica. FYI, they haven’t. But next season sees the printed t-shirt lose the snake-entwined skulls in favour of a far cutesier offering; cartoon characters. Woody the Woodpecker chiselled himself a place on the denim jackets at House of Holland, while Mary Katrantzou took a one-way ticket to Disneyland with her jewel-encrusted eveningwear.
Building on the popularity of this season’s frill shirt, AW17 looks set to launch the trend to new stratospheric heights. Or at least, that was the message at both the Roksanda and Christopher Bailey runways, where oversized cuffs were even larger, ruffles were even… well, rufflier, and Victoriana collars were so in-your-face (like, literally!) they’d give Shakespeare a run for his money.
F-row at London Fashion Week or not, we want to hear your say, so let us know in the comments below which AW17 trend you’ll be wishing away summer for!
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