London Fashion Week has come to a close and with it many designers let out a sigh of relief. From Darth Vader prints to pattern madness and sheer lace skirts, London never fails to deliver some of the most unique designs of the year.
This year has shown some noticeable trends among designers and we are more than happy to take them on board for our Autumn/Winter wardrobe.
With bold colours and patterns as well as multi-textural layering, maximalism is a popular trend with designers this year. Peter Pilotto’s take on maximalism is loud colours and bold prints in clashing directions; Preen’s maximalism involved mutli-layering with the same prints in different items of clothing while Alice Temperly’s maximalism was more bohemium.
Whether it’s real or faux, fur is coming back for Autumn Winter 2014 in detailing and whole pieces. Fur has appeared in collections by Tom Ford, Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane and Topshop Unique. Detailing on collars has been seen in many shows and Vivienne Westwood applied fur edging to hotpants.
3. Royal Blue
Also a trend at New York Fashion Week, royal blue has taken over the runway in London in the form of coats, sweaters and handbags. Topshop Unique’s college girl collection uses royal blue for sweaters and dresses while Roksanda Ilinic used it for midi skirts and an overcoat. Of course, if Cara Delevinge is wearing it, it’s going to be big.
No longer associated with maths, geometry is now associated with fabulous fashion if Christopher Kane’s genius collection is anything to go by. His geometrically designed collection uses folds and prints to create shape and originality. The origami dress is perhaps the most unique piece of his collection. Geometry was also seen in print and cut at Jonathan Saunders.
Perhaps the biggest change in trend this season is that of dreamy, folklore prints, cuts and textures. Heavy wools, earth tones and drapery are emerging, some in place of digital prints. The historical sense of styling stood out most at the Burberry Prorsum show where models walked with folk-inspired blankets monogrammed with their initials.
Images via metro.co.uk, harpersbazaar.com and dailymail.co.uk