Friday, 25 September 2015

LFW SS16 | Trend Report

Eek! Watching all the madness in Milan and following the glorious days of LFW last week, I thought I'd better get around to writing a trend report on the amazing looks from the London catwalks. Let's get stuck in, same as NYFW - top 5, bitesize, baby.

lfw ss16 trend report candy hues pink lilac bora aksu orla kiely
L-R: Bora Aksu, Eudon Choi, Orla Kiely, Paul Costelloe, Sabinna
Image Credit - Vogue
Hues were sugar sweet and candy coloured across the board, with my most favourite at Bora Aksu (just look at that detail!), and more pretty picks at Eudon Choi, Paul Costelloe, Orla Kiely and Emilia Wickstead. I loved the dichotomy of pastels and androgyny across the board, with clean lines stopping it getting too sickly. Spring time for sure.

lfw ss16 trend report tribal ethnic prints temperley ethologie
L-R: House of Holland, Ashley Isham, Ethologie by Jasper Gravid, Temperley London, Maral - House of Middle East and Asia
Image Credit - Vogue
Perhaps my favourite emerging trend for next season, vacation and travel inspired prints are a huge hit, with ethnic delights on one end of the scale (I just adored Ethologie by Jasper Gravid and Temperley London) to outright tropical on the other (Ashley Isham and House of Holland - I'm looking at you)! Accessorize with a vintage camera and a straw hat. This is perfection.

lfw ss16 trend report accessories ribbon belt amanda wakeley
L-R: Amanda Wakeley, Christopher Raeburn, Joseph, Eudon Choi, Studio Nicholson
Image Credit - Vogue
Last Spring/Summer the kimono style wrap belt was in abundance, and this seems to be a slightly longer, perhaps more feminine update. Worn simply with flowing lines, Joseph, Amanda Wakeley and Christopher Raeburn all championed the look with aplomb.

lfw ss16 trend report suits skirt trousers vivienne westwood paul smith
L-R: Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Barbara Casasola, Antonio Berardi, Emilia Wickstead
Image Credit - Vogue
There's a real hey girl-hey boy battle going on, and it's starting with the suit! I love the mix of trouser suits in oh-so-fresh updates for 2016 - tailoring is going up a notch and these are anything but boring. The juxtaposition of ruffles rocking the show just makes it even better. If you only invest in one thing for the new season, it has to be a suit. My favourites were at Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, and .

lfw ss16 trend report frills peter pilotto burberry prorsum erdem
L-R: Peter Pilotto, Burberry, Erdem, Holly Fulton, Asli Polat
Image Credit - Vogue
Just like NYFW, the shape is ruffled, frilled and flared for the win - from mini frilled touches at Peter Pilotto and Burberry to all over at Erdem. This is one trend you can dip in and out of I reckon; maybe by just going off the shoulder a là Asli Polat, instead of full flamenco, or maybe an asymmetrical ruffle as seen at Holly Fulton...

Stand out show?
Burberry Prorsum, because it never fails to deliver, Holly Fulton for its sense of fun, and I'm totally divided by Temperley and Ethologie - just so gorgeous. Also loved Daks. Can't choose!

So I'll be rounding up Milan in October (!) where oh where is this year going?! I'd love to know what your favourite looks were at LFW, or if you have a favourite from this edit?

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