Fashion Week Roundup: The London Edit (Part 2)

Sophia Webster SS18

FASHION WEEK ROUNDUP: THE LONDON EDIT (PART 2)

Where magical Spring fashion became more than just a fairytale…

Emporio Armani SS18

 

 

With two Fashion Weeks down, the forthcoming season is slowly beginning to reveal itself and is beginning to look like one of the most magical Spring/Summer seasons in a long time. The girly-girl in me was squealing with excitement watching and looking back over the collections shown in London last weekend; delicate tulle pieces, soft pastel palettes, glitter and metallic embellishments, it was a sparkling affair indeed. 

Following on from NYFW there were some trends that fully established themselves by also featuring strongly across collections show in London, and other trends that became more prominent and noticed. Many of the collections had a romantic, even fairytale vibe to them, with Bora Aksu’s collection even giving a nod to Alice in Wonderland with it’s heart motifs, crowns and pussybow necklines. 

However it wasn’t all fairytales and tulle, that classic London edge and grunge was prominent in other collections, with Tommy Hilfiger titling his show the Tommy Rock Circus. Let’s take a look back at a fashion weekend in London and see what the different collections tell us about what to expect from SS18. 


THE LONDON EDIT: A LOOK AT SS18

Amanda Wakeley SS18

House of Holland SS18

YELLOW DETAILS

Yellow was yet again a strong colour trend for SS18, featuring across many different collections at LFW. Amanda Wakeley featured the colour both solo as a statement and as detailing in monochromatic outfits to add a bit of Summer brights to black and whites. House of Holland played with both colour combinations and pattern when it came to his use of yellow pairing it with soft pink for a tutti-fruity retro vibe, and with grey for a more muted palette.

Eudon Choi SS18

Emporio Armani SS18

MINT CONDITION

A pastel colour palette was the choice of many design houses showcasing in London for SS18; as in New York pink and lilac were a common feature across collections, but taking centre stage a bit more in London was a palette of soft blues and mint greens. Mint is the perfect colour contrast combination for the lilac and lavender trend; Emporio Armani took this palette to a whole new level with their stunning and bold summer check patterns of pastel shades with lilac and mint as stand out colours.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi SS18

Temperly London SS18

TONES OF TULLE

London Fashion Week SS18 was all about the barely there fabrics, with tulle being a common feature across collections. Preen played with textures by mixing tulle with distressed knits, asymmetric silhouettes and mixed lace. Temperly London featured exquisite detailing and pattern on their tulle dresses and skirts, in feminine, figure hugging, flattering silhouettes. 

Temperly London SS18

Bora Aksu SS18

A TOUCH OF MAGIC

So many collections showcased at London Fashion week had a magical feel to them; from the colours to the fabrics and silhouettes and the extra details. Temperly London added a little bit of sparkle with metallic and sequin detailing as well as a show stopping full length sequin dress that looked fit for a mermaid. Bora Aksu brought a fairytale element to his collection with a nod the the Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland. Versus Versace featured metallic and glitter accessories and shoes alongside an edgier overall styling. 

House of Holland SS18

Emporio Armani SS18

MOTIF MADNESS

Print, pattern and motifs were a strong feature for SS18 at LFW. House of Holland featured pop-art style prints across his collection. Emporio Armani played with sea creatures, featuring the crab as a motif on several pieces and a geometric sea creature pattern on their bomber jackets. Temperly London also played with sea motifs, with gold sea shell print featuring on one of their dresses, while Bora Aksu featured spirals of hearts and leaves. Patterns were playful and bold.

Sophia Webster SS18

Pringle of Scotland SS18

Temperly London SS18

Versus Versace SS18

Antonio Berardi SS18

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