Category: Trends

LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S 2015

September 26, 2014 in: Be Inspired, Fashion Week, Trend Report, Trends

After the thrills of NYFW we turn our attention to London to show us what it’s got.

Famous for it’s young generation of designers, London is always the height of cool and highlights the most cutting edge designs. This year technology took an important role and shows were streaming live to phones, tablets and even shop windows throughout the city.

Key trends for next SS15 float gently on pure white fabric, layers of tulle and lighter-than-air lace. Midriffs were the new focal point and multiple shades of beautiful blues were displayed in both separates and dresses alike. Embellishment is always important in high fashion, with dark and emotive gothic designs enhanced with beading, delicate applique and subtle cut-outs. There was of course a fun element in store for us, with big brands focussing on their print of the season; stripes.

Here we have picked out our favourite pieces from the London Trends:
WHITE_OUT

Nothing says Summer like an angelic all white outfit and the catwalks were constant with ethereal models drifting past in these gorgeous clean designs. Vintage-inspired floor length lace was a show-stopper at Erdem and we love the feminine silhouettes at Holly Fulton and Topshop Unique.

HOLLY FULTON{Gorgeous applique at Holly Fulton}

TOPSHOP UNIQUE{Bedazzled sheer fabrics at Topshop Unique}

ERDEM{Floor-length lace layers at Erdem}

FEELING_BLUE

Every blue you could ever imagine popped up this season at LFW – from Sky to Navy, Emerald to Powder these hues were a statement and there is one to fit all. Burberry Prosum had elegant layers of tulle blues highlighted with a navy bow, Richard Nicoll went luxe in maxi-length draping and satin was mixed with matte fabrics at Paul Smith.

CHRISTOPHER KANE{Lady-like tulle at Christopher Kane}

RICHARD NICOLL{Powder blue drape at Richard Nicoll}

PAUL SMITH{Mixing textures at Paul Smith}

GOTHIC_EMBELLISHMENT

Black is high end fashion. No matter what season, the omnipresent colour throughout the year is black. We saw this in many forms for this coming season; in textures over sheer fabrics, in appliqued panels, in embroidered tulle layers, in lace structures. Lace came out to play at Erdem again with a gothic twist, and we love the feminine embellishment at Holly Fulton.

HOLLY FULTON{Delicate feminine embroidery at Holly Fulton}

ERDEM{A gothic lace twist at Erdem}

CHRISTOPHER KANE{Romantic dark applique at Christopher Kane}

SPORTY_STRIPES

An element of fun was thrown in to the mix with striped sportswear – in modern minimalist tones and mixed widths these pieces looking fresh and contemporary. Monochrome looks are interjected with blues, reds and pinks  to make them exciting and runway-worthy. We love the 60′s pink looks at Giles and the classic monochrome styling at Emilia Wickstead.

CHRISTOPHER KANE{Classic pieces with a modern twist at Christopher Kane}

GILES{Kitsch 60′s stripes over at Giles}

PREEN 3{Powerful stripes at Preen}

We can’t wait til next Spring, which trends will be hitting your wardrobe in 2015?

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2014: NEXT SEASON’S TRENDS

February 14, 2014 in: Be Inspired, In the Know, Trend Report, Trends

As London prepares for Fashion Week, we take a look at the hectic flood of high fashion that has been washing over from the West-Coast. New York Fashion Week is a modern and achingly chic collection of  Fashion’s most prominent designers, with the biggest names bringing you their versions of what your wardrobe should look like come Autumn.

Below are our picks of some of the best trends coming your way, something to look forward to even with this bleak weather still over our heads… 

SHADES OF GREY

Grey doesn’t have to be dull; this season designers have transformed this ‘safe’ colour into the height of cool using texture and layers to create depth to your look without having to stray away from the neutral colour palette. Pleats at Marc by Marc Jacobs and lace at DKNY take this shade to its new modern potential looking striking even with simple black accessories.

MARC BY MARC GREY{Marc by Marc Jacobs}

DKNY GREY{DKNY}

A SHOCK OF SCARLET

The luxe colour of the season, make sure this reflects in your wardrobe by September. The gorgeous deep red has been used in day wear as heavy midi skirts at Karen Walker teamed with casual printed tops and chunky loafers, right to the high-glamour side of the fashion spectrum at Honor with its stunning floor length gowns with gathered chiffons draping beautifully down the body. Go all out with a vintage scarlet lip to reflect the trend with any outfit.

KAREN WALKER RED{Karen Walker}

HONOR RED{Honor}

PRETTY IN PLAID

Take your tartan to another level this season, with block colours and alternative fabrics. The traditional wool check  was out to play at Tommy Hilfiger with adorable oversized coats teamed with bobble hats, and the trend was reflected onto lightweight sheer fabrics balanced with layers of heavy wool pieces at Vera Wang.

TOMMY HILFIGER PLAID{Tommy Hilfiger}

VERA WANG PLAID{Vera Wang}

METALLIC SHINE

As always, Autumn/Winter is the most glamorous season, and this is reflected with a sudden increase of sparkle on the catwalk. Metallic beading and embellishment is key for eveningwear, and in understated neutral tones this look can be worn for any occasion you need to attend that season. Narciso Rodriguez keeps with the grey trend and embellishes simple shift dresses with unusual sleek metallic panels, and 3.1 Phillip Lim elaborates further with block coloured beading.

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ GLITTER{Narciso Rodriguez}

3.1 PHILLIP LIM GLITTER{3.1 Phillip Lim}

THOSE BABY BLUES

Dare we say it, but the baby pink coat is out. Next season, the pastel love shifts towards the delicate baby blue colour featured in outerwear at Derek Lam and Wes Gordan. Wear easily with other shades (mustard and oxblood being the key colours it was seen paired with on the catwalks), or keep it neutral with monochrome.

DEREK LAM BLUE{Derek Lam}

WES GORDAN BLUE{Wes Gordan}

Keep your eyes peeled for these fun and feminine trends to start hitting the shops near you, to make sure you keep up with the trends we’ve loved at New York- now its time to get excited for LFW!