London Fashion Week
Fashion Week Journal for Tuesday and Wednesday February 24 & 25
As London Fashion week ends, I offer you this bookend image of me, your narrator, as seen in W magazine’s wrap up of London Fashion Week street style, and, more importantly, we share two tales of new and old London design.
London designers tend to be more about the cult of the individual rather than the same trends showing up in multiple collections. That said, here is our list of the top 10 ideas and themes emerging from across the pond for next fall.
The ’70s influence continues—this time with more of a boho, hippie-deluxe feeling. An intriguing counterpoint to this is the emergence of a hard-edged ’80s new-wave idea paired with a slouchy boot. A darkly glamorous and romantic mood also comes across with lace, new embellishments, tapestry prints and lots of faded vintage winter florals. There are great shearling and statement outerwear options, including the all-important cape, that will help to beat the chill come fall.
1. ’70s BOHO
2. VINTAGE FLORALS
5. ROMANTIC HEROINE
6. ’80s NEW WAVE
7. LACE LUXE
9. TAILORED/FUR HANDBAGS
10. TALL BOOTS
– The Fashion Office
Zara totally nailed luxe minimalism today. This look is perfectly seasonal casual chic, and I want to copy it immediately! The cozy sweater dress is a top trending item in London, and I love the addition of a leather belt to create some definition. The relaxed coat and nude booties keep the palette neutral and clean, while a pop clutch adds a bit of fun to the look.
Ella is always put together and adorably chic. I love that she knows what works for her and stays true to her feminine aesthetic. The button front skirt is having a major moment thanks to retro trends, and Ella’s denim version is pretty much perfect. A delicate blouse and ombré fur dress up the denim, while glitter tights add some playful sparkle.
More candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus.
Fringe is still a big winner at Fashion Week. It’s like catnip to photographers, thanks to the gorgeous movement it offers. Vo caused quite the frenzy at Kensington Gardens today, and it’s easy to see why. Her fur stole, skinny belt and sleek sweater dress are some of the top trending themes of the season. Plus, that amazing leather fringe is too good to resist!
Sometimes simplicity stands out. Fiona’s minimalist look is understated and lovely. She’s subtly representing the ’70s trend with her flares and loafers, but her sleek white coat is minimalist modern. A chunky knit turtleneck is ultra trendy and the must-have item of the season.
Miko embodies London cool in this outfit. The raw-edge denim trend is wildly popular here, and this jeans and jacket combo is covetable. Shearling adds some modern rustic softness to the edginess of her look. A bold red lip brightens up her simple palette.
Zina (Fashion Vibe) has dynamic style. I never know what trend she’ll try next, and I love that about her. Today’s look is dark and feminine with a retro modern twist. I am obsessed with that wide belt, which Zina said she found at a London vintage shop (so jealous!). Laced stilettos and the ever-chic Valentino bag are sleek and work well with her voluminous culottes and fur coat.