London Fashion Week Overview – Trends We Loved This Season

With the end of LFW approaching, the last of the brands showcase their new designs this weekend. There have been many memorable moments; the return of fashion royalty Alexander McQueen and Mulberry to London Fashion Week; key trends coming to watch out for, (you should all start making your way to the haberdashery now); and innovative set designs for the models to strut on, like House of Hollands conveyer belt; all among many other spectacular sites.

This season, the tone seen throughout all the catwalks was a glamorous one. Designs for LFW were more about elegance and party vibes, in contrast to New Yorks FW, which seemed to be more athleisure orientated. Here are a few of the trends SilkFred were loving this season…

Velvet: A big presence on the A/W’16 catwalk! Topshop Unique, Roskanda, Preen and Erdem all incorporated the material throughout their collections.

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Oversized Coats: This season over-sized coats were seen on almost every designers catwalk. Topshop Unique, Burberry, McQueen, Joseph and Marques Almeida were just a few of the brands who emphasised the trend; with quilt like materials used in a variety of bright colours, as well as your classic materials and simple tones.

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Sequins, Ruffles & Embroidery: This year the use of small materials was abundant, with many of the outfits being showered in sequins, ruffles, frills, embroidery and things that sparkle.

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Cocktail Dresses & Capes: We’re loving this years cocktail dresses and capes, the combination of both or individually. Designers like McQueen and Burberry implemented such trends into their collections, using sequins, studs and embroidery for most.

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SilkFred also attended some of the shows and exhibitions; with a few of our lovely team members visiting the Saatchi Gallery, surveying the scene before LFW comes to an end.

Eager to see some great street style fashion too, we took to Brewer Street in Soho on Tuesday. We browsed the crowd to see which ladies were stealing the camera lenses, and which key trends have already started trickling down to the streets.

SF Team x

Notable sources: The Guardian, Vogue, The Independent, Marie Claire

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