It may be hard to follow up New York Fashion Week, but I think London does just fine. As the curtains close on another eventful week in fashion’s biggest month, we’re left flicking through the hottest styles and latest trends. Let’s take a look at what London’s left us with, and which designers brought their A game.
The Victorian era was named after England’s favorite fashionista, Queen Victoria, so it’s no surprise that the Victorian styles are on their way back in. These classic sleeves are the perfect silhouette for adding a dash of regalia to any garment, proven with Isa Arfen’s contrast plaid sleeves on a trench coat. Duro Olowu also featured contrast sleeves, utilizing prints on their bishop sleeves, while Marques’Almeida and Emilia Wickstead both went for simple white blouses with bishop sleeves. Erdem went full swing with an ensemble a queen would wear, a stunning velvet dress.
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Capes are the classic outerwear of choice , so says Edeline Lee with a cape and dress that could’ve been taken from the closet of Jane Eyre. Delpozo and Erdem both featured classic capes, while Osman went a little askew with an asymmetrical, metallic cape. Duro Olowu took first place when it came to capes this season, with a beautiful cape coat that features green and navy chevron, paired beautifully with some geometric pants.
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The flounce is a great detail to add to any hem, from wrist to ankle. Ashish utilizes a contrast flounce on the end of their sleeve, while Emilio de la Morena features their flounce at the pant cuff. Roksanda goes big with sleeve flounces and a dropped waist flounce, while Peter Jensen creates a relaxed peplum dress with a flounce. Isa Arfen pairs wrist flounces with a neckline one in a stunning blue satin, that pairs remarkably well with red plaid.
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From Islamic Geometric Patterns to repetitive floral, geometric patterns ruled the runway in London. Duro Olowu pairs a chevron with Islamic Geometric Pattern to create a stunning dress, while Roland went for a simpler suit. Orla Keily’s seventies style dress features a wonderful floral geometric pattern, while Osman made a suit that looks like it was made from stained glass.
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Designers are loud and proud, and their not afraid to show it. Ashley Williams shows their penchant for some good old Paul Simon with a “You Can Call Me Al” sweater (paired beautifully with a fuzzy fanny pack, I might add), while Peter Jensen merely states “Men with their Big Shoes.” Nicopanda showcases another song with a “Your Lips, My Lips, Apocalypse” sweater, and Marques’Almeida’s “Power Woman” sweater pairs beautifully with a tie dye skirt. Christopher Kane reminds us all to find happiness within ourselves with a “More Joy” sweater, paired with a lovely lace skirt.
What will you say with these fabrics: