What we’ve learnt from London Fashion Week

We look at the key trends that will be dominating fashion in SS16

Colour

Sunrise yellow and pretty pink are the two key colours for the spring and summer. However, labels including House of Holland, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders have been mixing and matching colours to create eye catching looks. 2016 is set to be bold, fierce and fun.

HOW TO WEAR THE LOOK: If you’re not used to bright colours and eye catching prints try adding statement accessories. Add a bright yellow scarf or a pretty pink tote bag to mix up your outfit and be right on trend.

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Antonio Berardi Collection. Image via LFW Press/Shaun James Cox

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Christopher Kane Catwalk Collection. Image via LFW Press/Shaun James Cox

Eighties

An inevitable progression from the seventies fashion trend, which has stayed strong for many seasons, the eighties will be revived in Spring 2016. The era reared its head in many autumn/winter shows but the trend has developed and taken full form in the shape of puffy, asymmetric, over the top sleeves, statement shoulder pads and playful, feathered rock-chick hair. So, say goodbye to the bohemian carefree 70s and say hello to brash coloured leather, animal print leggings and backcombed tousled hair.

HOW TO WEAT THE LOOK: The eighties trend is easier than it sounds. Think big hair and big shoulder pads. Pair your regular suit trousers or skinny jeans with a bold blazer and loose white blouse. Think Debbie Harry crossed with Boy George!

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Topshop Unique Model. Image via LFW Press/Eeva Rinne

Make a scene

In order to make an impact in the fashion world you need to stand out from the crowd and Vivienne Westwood is the queen of making a statement. Westwood’s Red Label saw models strut down the catwalk in a demonstration titled ‘Fash Mob’ to protest against climate change, political corruption, fracking and anti-austerity. The garments hinted at her rebellious punk roots and traditional mix-match prints.

HOW TO WEAR THE LOOK: The beauty of this trend is that anything goes. Pair any print and any colour with every texture and every style. Be an individual with your style and mix together your favourite items and wear them with confidence. If you need inspiration, the punk subculture or any 90’s pop girl band is a great place to start.

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Vivienne Westwood Collection. Image via LFW Press/Sam Wilson

Britain

The dark shades of navy and black, mixed with gold notes of bronze and tan across the Burberry S/S collection were both glamorous and sophisticated. With a subtle nod to the upcoming eighties trend the classically British label didn’t let anyone down when unveiling their carefree, independent, elegant collection. The brand even did an early reveal of its upcoming collection on visual messaging app, Snapchat, proving it’s ahead of the curve.

HOW TO WEAR THE LOOK: Burberry do the classic British look so well because they effortlessly combine the traditional elegant style of England with the carefree, independent nature of the Brit youth culture. Begin with the classic colours of navy and beige and begin creating a wardrobe of staple, key items. You then need to add your own individual statement to make it typically British; this could be bold red lips, killer heels or a leather backpack.

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Burberry Collection. Image via LFW Press/Dan Sims.

 

 

 

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