Avant-guarde… Mmmmm… It is always so present in London Town, with its airs of mysterious enchantment that get us all, the fashion adorers, to easily surrender to that ‘something’ oh-so-great!
Here some of the most inviting trends seen on the ready-to-wear collections (now, in many cases, literally ‘ready to wear’) for the upcoming autumn / winter 2016…
Inevitably, POP-ART will always be BELOVED in any art field. Of course, being fashion the art we want to wear as it accompanies our essence day after day, after day; POP-ART was included this time. Consumers’ fascinations, advertising, words and messages, icons’ representations, playful images… Were used as key elements in many collections; which added great touches of fun and irony. So cool! (Images: Anya Hindmarch, Ashley Williams, House of Holland, Fyodor Golan)
A MELANGE of FABRICS, mixed-media, patchworks, and artful textures had a big moment in the British fashion shows. Leather, lace, velvet, tweeds, fur, knits, fringes, beading… Belonged to the long repertoire of materials used in edgy combinations that resulted in a parade of fabulous fashion eye-candies. (Images: Peter Pilotto, Central Saint Martins, Joseph, Marches Almeida)
FLUORESCENT COLORS highlighted the always celebrated British fashion irreverence. Neon pink, yellow, blue, green as total looks or in eye-catching detailing; mostly charged with retro vibes delighted the public. (Images: Ashish, Fyodor Golan, Ashley Williams, Ryan Lo)
Beautiful CAPES in a variety of lengths were everywhere, adding special touches of glam mixed with risk-taking panache. Fantastic! (Images: Gareth Pugh, Charlotte Olympia, Bor Aksu, J.W. Anderson)
Victorian rendezvouses, high necks, lots of lace, obscure silks, ruffles, transparencies, feathers, bows, broches, velvets, strategic cutouts in head-to-toe black looks; clearly stated that DARK ROMANCE is a style-winner for the upcoming seasons. (Images: Julien MacDonald, Mother of Pearl, Simone Rocha, Daks)
URBAN SPORTINESS has become a synonym of the urban tribe that, more or less, we are all part of in this fast, modern world. Comfort and style were fused through sneakers, easy pieces, stretchy fabrics, biker and bomber jackets, mesh, jumpsuits, XL sweaters, track pants, sporty separates… Athleisure was once again celebrated in a big way! (Images: Mimi Wade, Mother of Pearl, Mimi Wade, 1205)
Fashion should be all about inclusion, and this idea was reflected through the extraordinary ECLECTIC POWER of diverse styles were put together in lovely, even unexpected ways. Boho, punk, classy, edgy, fun, artsy, retro, glam, masculine, feminine, romantic, juvenile… You make the call! They were all spectacularly mixed up to satisfy any passionate stylish spirit. Ufffff…. (Images: Mimi Wade, Felder Felder, Burberry, Preen)
A MANLY TOUGHNESS resulting of perfect combinations of beautiful masculinity and strong femininity became a protagonist trend in these wonderful London Week catwalks. Aren’t they both the perfect pair of opposites?! (Images: Paul Smith, Margaret Howell, Daks, Emilia Wickstead)
Next stop, fabulous Milan!
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