London Fashion Week - The Lowdown
As the fashion world arrived in the capital for London Fashion Week, the temperatures were somewhat milder than New York and it was clear that street style is less about the layers and more about Spring!
So far this season, there has been a change on the runways: the shielding layers that marked Autumn / Winter 2017 have gone and underneath lies an abundance of glitter. Starting with Tom Ford and sparkling knickers, by the end of New York had moved on to Marc Jacob’s sequinned numbers. If you reimagine Studio 54 you are on the right wave length.
Next stop London, who displayed a desire for glitzy glamour whether it was the party girl by Molly Goddard (as worn by Rihanna at her Fenty launch) or embellishment by Simone Rocha and Michael Halpern was definitely feeling the sparkle!
Pink, that blushing palette was set this season and is certainly going nowhere. We witnessed the rose hue ruffles at Preen and Erdem, Armani and Gucci with peach suiting and fuschia at Roksanda. Front rows have definitely been flush with a romantic Spring / Summer 2018.
Power dressing is significant this Autumn. Collections such as Lindex showcased a mix of masculine, well-dressed suits and feminine dresses with updated flower prints. Fashion that plays on the beauty of finding yourself. Pair Autumn classics in bold, fresh colour combinations. One particular colour combo was the egg-yolk yellow jumper in the campaign working with boyfriend jeans for winter weekend walks, which can also be teamed elegantly with a vibrant mid-length skirt.
Colour-blocking is not the only way to add excitement to your new-season selection, you can opt for contrast in materials where shiny lacquer meets soft, hairy knits. The obvious choice of colour is orange, green and lilac.
Beauty trends at LFW was definitely about fresh-faced beauty at Etro, as models' hair was swept back off their faces to let dewy complexions do the talking. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini went with straight, yet textured and windswept hair framed dewy skin and bare lashes at the Philosophy show. The look was finished with a glossy, deep-pink lip. Max Mara the make-up by Tom Pecheux focused upon bold red lips and subtly defined eyes and Alberta Ferretti, Tom Pecheux created a silvery smoky eye look and dewy skin.
LFW is always a special occasion with faces on the front row from Kate Moss to new generation stylista's such as Anais Gallagher + Brit fashion stalwarts such as Edie Campbell and Alexa Chung. Instagram was alight with updates but it was safe to say that Topshop were a front runner on social media with daily updates / videos and insights to the show, beating the likes of Burberry (despite the return of their traditional check!) - would you agree? Let us know!