London is filled with people from every walk of life. From punk to prep, from goth to garish, London is a hodge podge of people. This showed at London Fashion Week, as everything from punk to prep, from garish to goth, walked the runways this season.
The forties were prevalent in London this year, which means Hollywood glamour and military style. Head to the town’s big dance marathon in Duru Olowu’s geometric dress, or start up a victory garden in Simone Rocha’s lace lined coat. Get to work in Edeline Lee’s stunning skirt, and throw a tea party in Orla Kiely’s floral dress. Erdem’s dress is ideal for going to the opera.
Show off your 40’s style with these fabrics:
If the personal is political, this season the fashionable is formidable. Designers put their thoughts on their sleeves and tees and skirts and pants and just about every other garment they could think of. Ashish showed support for the LGBTQA community with a sequined tee reading “queer,” a slur the community has started to take back and re-purpose. Preen by Thornton Breggazi sported scarlet red, and a scarlet letter, while Nicopanda seemed to poke fun at activism with a garment covered entirely in political pins touting their name. Ashley Williams thanked nature with a “thank you nature” body suit, and Edeline Lee created a dress that stated “I Like Myself,” a push back against the common theme in fashion that states that no one should like themselves.
Wear your cause on your sleeves with these trims:
Comfort combined with creativity was common this season. Antonio Berardi’s loose, knit dress looks perfect for napping comfortably in the sun, or for turning heads at a dinner party. Stay dry and desirable in Anya Hindmarch’s raincoat, or relax and go for a run in Prism’s velvet sweats and bra. Ashish’s floor length gown is cozy enough to curl up in, and fashionable enough to go to a ball in, and Ashley Williams’ “ecstasy” sweater and tiger panties is seductive and sleepy.
Feel cute and cozy with these fabrics:
Keep it simple, stupid, must have been uttered to designers this season, as many collections sported minimalist styles. Emilia Wickstead’s simple skirt and beige blouse is ideal for work parties, while Isa Arfen’s simple set is great for relaxing on the beach. J.W. Anderson’s long, grey dress was made for post work out attire, and Prism’s simple body suit can be worn with anything for any occasion. Joseph’s simple salmon suiting is a beautiful piece that shows just how fashionable minimalism can be.
Keep it simple with these fabrics:
Soft Goth may sound strange, but it’s essential goth for people who like colors. Ashish shows off a glittery witch top, perfect for hanging out in cemeteries, while Nicopanda goes for a more street goth style. Ryan Lo’s black dress is the closest goth can get to the little black dress, and MM6 Maison Margiela’s all leather ensemble is ideal for looking cool and careless. Christopher Kane fashions a dress fit for a gothic prom queen out of vinyl and lace, perfect for that soft goth look.
Stay soft and serious with these fabrics:
What’s your favorite style from this season? Let me know in the comments!