Now unless you’re a committed follower and professional blogger, keeping on top of all these trends is nigh on impossible; Spring Summer? But…it’s cold now! And how do you keep track of the many fashion houses, the shows, the cities, the influences?
Well, one answer is to invest in a post fashion week Vogue, and an Elle – and keep them until around March of next year, and you’ll be bang on trend. But if your appetite is a little more veracious than that, we’ve rounded up five of the best looks to inspire your shopping list for the coming months, or just revitalise those last vestiges of summer that are knocking around your laundry basket somewhere; wear ‘em like this, kids.
Denim at…Burberry Prorsum
And just when we thought the nineties revival was dead…here comes Christopher Bailey’s high class denim, in jewel tones from blue to purple to pink, paired with jazzy florals and fun tulle skirts and dresses. Burberry collections usually retain some semblance of trademark – the classic trench is usually a staple, although the material varies – but this collection was fresh, happy, youthful and ready for spring.
Burgundy at…Christopher Kane
A master at identifying the colours everyone ends up wearing, Kane’s dark red theme came time and time again, often in the form of covetable shifts you could wear to pretty much anything. His retro splashes of small geometric print gave the whole collection a 70s vibe that immediately made me think ‘I should get more pattern. And more red.’ Cheers Christopher.
Sporty at…Topshop Unique
It remains testament to LFW’s all round accessibility that the knock-out, must-have ticket of the week belonged to a high street brand that pretty much everyone has something of in their wardrobe. Whilst Unique may be Topshop’s more luxurious and expensive sister, the collection always feels friendly, relatable and recognisable without ever being predicatable. Both modern and retro, the overarching theme was a kind of tennis vibe, circa John McEnroe. Damn wearable. I am definitely serious.
Whilst Erdem shows always tend to have a natural air – lots of florals, petals, pattern – few were prepared for the sheer jungle that engulfed the catwalk and inspired the collection, Think palm leaf print, shades of dark green and yellow, and beautiful Victoriana lace that was all a bit reminiscent of a 20th century explorer-back-from-the-wild idea. Both summery and sophisticated, this collection is a total score in my book.
The New Classic at…Jonathan Saunders
So ‘the new classic’ is a bit of a paradox, as well as being a bit of a fashion wishy-wash term. But nevertheless, Jonathan Saunders’ standout collection is just so clean cut and wearable, and yet somehow new and interesting. A soothing light blue was the main element, paired with burnt oranges and crisp whites. Neither girly-girl or masculine, it just looks so stylish, in a kind’ve Celine meets J Crew kind of way. And besides, when someone shows at the British Museum, its hard to miss.