From dark and dangerous evening wear to outerwear that makes a serious statement,London Fashion Week delivered some very memorable trends. Whether you want to know what colors designers think we’ll all be sporting in September, or wonder which must-have buys you should start saving up for, we’re running down the biggest trends to come from the London catwalks for Fall 2016. Start that shopping list now!
Put a Bow on It
No outfit at LFW was complete without a necktie. Seen everywhere from Roksanda toTopshop, a black or white bow tied tightly at the neck added a prim touch to blouses, suits, and even coats. Things got more bohemian at Temperley, where long scarves and pussy bow blouses turned models into chic pirates, while skinny bows topped Edwardian dresses at Erdem.
Your classic Winter coat gets a huge overhaul for Autumn/Winter 2016, and the bigger you go, the better! At Alexander McQueen, models sported duvet-inspired quilted evening coats, while Christopher Kane‘s models looked like they’d turned fluffy bath mats into trims for their oversize toppers. It might seem outrageous, but think how cozy you’ll be!
Black as Night
Black evening wear is hardly revolutionary, but these are not your usual little black dresses. With this trend, it’s what you cover up that matters! Long sleeves, floor-length hems, luxurious fabrics like lace and velvet, and Edwardian-inspired touches make up this luxe formalwear trend. At Daks, the dinner jacket was the basis of the look, while at Simone Rocha and Erdem, prissy lace got a modern makeover.
The cape trend isn’t going away — it’s only getting more experimental! Look for built-in capes, embroidered details, or even a little sparkle. Whether you’re looking for a classic take in chic camel, as seen at Gareth Pugh, or something more glamorous likeAlexander McQueen‘s incredible floor-length evening capes, there’s something to suit everyone.
Metallic, sparkle, and even sequins are no longer just for evening wear. London’s designers seemed obsessed with bringing a little shimmer to our daytime wardrobe, too. Now is your time to shine, in everything from the pretty dresses at Burberry to the disco trousers at Felder Felder to the full-on sequins in a rainbow of colours at Ashish.
London’s designers have clearly been doing their research, as Pantone‘s two colors of 2016 popped up everywhere. Despite not being traditional Winter colors, Rose Quartz (a pale pink) and Serenity (a cornflower blue) popped up on coats and separates and were combined in pretty prints. Are you brave enough to try Emilia Wickstead‘s tone-on-tone pink ensemble?
Life in Mono
Woven fabrics like tweed, herringbone, and houndstooth got a monochrome makeover, with designers opting for black-and-white versions of these checks and plaids. If you’re going for a check or tweet next Autumn, make sure it’s monochrome, whether you choose Topshop‘s must-have houndstooth coat or Mother of Pearl‘s modern riff on the Prince of Wales check.
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