London Fashion Week, wedged between New York and Milan, can seem understated. However, once you flip through the collections, London designers show they’re just as loud as the rest of the month. From tulle frocks to bar suits, there was a combination of classic silhouettes and modern ideas that blended beautifully on the runway. Let’s take a look at the top trends from London Fashion Week.
The Coat Dress, a stunning show of audacious outerwear, was seen in many forms in London this week. A.W.A.K.E. Mode utilized pleated leather for a fit and flare style, while Burberry went for a more sleek approach. Emilio de la Morena went for a mini coat dress that featured a lovely pink shine and lace detailing, and Markus Lupfer showed a striking cheetah print fur coat dress. I love Osman’s checkered coat dress, athleisure at its finest.
Dress up with coatings:
Puffed up sleeves were featured on many ensembles in London, the perfect detail on a simple silhouette. ALEXACHUNG showed bishop sleeves, which is really just an elongated puffed sleeve, on a lovely denim tunic. Duru Olowu, utilizing a lovely array of bold prints, showed big puff sleeves on a dropped-waist dress. while Emilio de la Morena fashioned a dress that utilized structure all over, especially in the off-the-shoulder puff sleeves. Molly Goddard’s puff sleeves were paired with ruching and tulle, and Reem Acra showed long puff sleeves on a stunning sheer ensemble.
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London Designers decided to stand out this season, utilizing sequins extensively. Ashish designed a gorgeous gown with floral trimmings in a sixties silhouette, and Burberry showed a golden dress with 3D sequined florals on the bodice. Halpern showed a lovely ruched ensemble with a pseudo-patchwork pattern, while Reem Acra created a lovely fitted dress that really accentuates the curvature of the model. Simone Rocha showed a pink pastel dress with glittering sequins, perfect for a garden party.
Show up in sequins:
Soybean was one of Pantone’s 2019 trending colors, and London has proven their predictions to be accurate. A.W.A.K.E. Mode’s lovely soybean trench and button-up blouse, while Burberry paired a fur-trimmed soybean coat with a white mini-dress. Markus Lupfer created a lovely cardigan in soybean, paired with even more soybean. Ports 1961 slouchy soybean coat looks ideal for making your way through Central Park on a blustery fall afternoon, and Preen by Thronton Bregazzi showed a romanticly ruffled charmeuse dress with fishnet tights.
Savor soybean with these fabrics:
LFW continued with their opulent stylings with heavy velvet influence. ALEXACHUNG showed a lovely black dress with lace trim and a halter neck, while Duru Olowu stood out with a hot pink crushed velvet ensemble. Emilio de la Morena featured a slinky silhouette with well-placed lace cutouts and simple bow applique. House of Holand showed a wrap dress in burnout velvet, paired beautifully with a leather beret, and Simone Rocha showed a lovely cape dress featuring big puff sleeves.
Get noticed in velvet:
What was your favorite trend from London Fashion Week? I love velvet, and those coat dresses! I guess I just need a velvet cape dress. Let me know what you think in the comments!