Last week was super exciting as well as super tiring. This has been the first time ever I have attended London Fashion Week, and I must say it exceeded all expectations. Having loved fashion since a young age, it was super exciting to be able to spot all the new trends 6 months in advance and although I wasn’t able to go to all the shows I would have liked, I still loved every minute of it.
This year I had the privilege of being invited to attend by RTW magazine, and since I was given an international press pass I was able to access all the designer showrooms which aside from the shows was definitely a major highlight of the week for me. I loved being able to browse at my own pace through these showrooms and take in all the details of the fabulous pieces on show.
Having been to a few shows and looking through the designer showrooms I am thrilled to say that oversized coats are still big for the next Autumn Winter Season. I purchased one last year from Max & Co and I have to confess it is my absolute winter staple. I love the cocoon shape it has and the fact that it finishes any outfit perfectly. Its also a great piece for layering as you can fit pretty much anything you want underneath, which keeps you nice and warm in winter.
Burberry presented stunning pieces at their show, (which on a side note were made available to purchase online straight away, as you may have guessed I was absolutely thrilled!) and the standouts for me were definitely their military oversized coats and their capes, an absolute must have for next winter. Liv Tyler’s collection for Belstaff also had some fabulous pieces, she played a lot with textures and presented both fitted and oversized capes and coats which had almost a patchwork feel to them. Finally for winter outwear I couldn’t not mention a beautiful coat by Gateon Lee, which incorporated two very prominent trends the next AW season, ruffles and oversized sleeves.
Like I mentioned earlier ruffles were BIG this LFW, with Alexander Macqueen presenting some really dramatic looks . I must confess that unfortunately I am not a huge a fan, so when I saw Eudon Choi’s collection which played mostly with colour blocking in beautiful navies, burgundies and dull peachy pink colours, I fell in love. I loved the relaxed tailoring of his pieces as well as the chunky knits, but the standout for me was definitely a stunning red cape which I can’t wait to get my hands on!
Knitwear has also earned its place in London Fashion Week and I couldn’t be happier. I never gave much thought to jumpers earlier, and to be honest I found them a bit frumpy! However, in this last year I have to say they have become somewhat of a style statement in my wardrobe. Mary Katrantzou’s and Liv Tyler’s collection for Belstaff presented some really beautiful oversized jumpers chunky knits, which I found absolutely perfect to wear with jeans or leggings and boots.
What trends did you love from London Fashion Week?