I am so excited about new trends; I never know what I’m going to like or even if I do like it will it suit me? I am a big believer in style for your body type. These are the trends that I am in LOVE with and can not wait to explore. Welcome to my first London Fashion Week review! Part 1.
I have decided to separate this into 4 parts as there are so many trends, styles, colours, even specific collections that I love and I want to incorporate into my LUST haves for my wardrobe. I am debating whether or not to continue with my weekly posts for these parts or should I make my next post be on Wednesday? Let me know what you lovelies think! I love how my Style Icon edit got the most comments and I wanted to do something similar for my LFW review.. I am so sure these will be the next big trends; in my humble, discombobulated opinion 😀
Frills and Florals
I am so in love with the florals that Natasha Zinko presents, in fact florals in spring/summer ask season may be seen as typical but after all the snow and white we’ve had I appreciate this seasonal pattern coming back! I am sick of cold and snow give me flowers and sun any day …. ALL DAY! I love the colour contrast Zinko has done with the neutral sand colours with the bright, vibrant blues. This makes me think of mixing up some winter cosies with vibrant florals, like what Isa Arfen has done with combing a dark floral dress with baggy bottoms and cute warm socks. (you just never know with this weather if your going to be waking up to summer to then switch to winter- so always better to be prepared).
I feel like this layer theme has continued on with the frills trend I love from Bora Aksu, Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto. Back in my fashion design years when I used to dream of being the next big British fashion designer I was OBSESSED with Peter Pilotto – his layering and textile combinations are a dream and I would LOVE to be head to toe Pilotto! Anyways I digress – I used to think with frills that less is more… not anymore! I love how the frills this season look delicate (Bora Aksu) and spanish summery casual (Christopher Kane/Peter Pilotto).
Preppy and Tailored
I never used to be a fan of the preppy look… I thought it was the opposite of me. I associated preppy look with clean cut, wholesome and possibly somewhat snobby? (Soz!) I am not wholesome at all. Those that know me know that I swear like a trucker and my mind can be so dirty that I felt like if I ever wore preppy stuff I would be mis-representing myself. However this seasons preppy has had a quirky remake! I love Burberry’s and Isa Arfen blend of preppy and heritage with unconventional layering. (Layers are a godsend) And Christopher Kane has taken the cold shoulder trend a step further and combined it with the preppy cardigan… which is exciting for me – as I went through a massive cardigan phase a few years back and was think I would need to chuck them out or give them to charity cause I was never wearing them. Think ill put my basic sewing skills to the test and cut out shoulders!
I combined tailored with prep because they go hand in hand in my mind. The bold patterns with the classic tailored look is always a wee fave of mine. I am keen to get more Temperley London polka dots/oriental combination. I genuinely want to get this print in my life. Or to go for the full oriental pattern that Halpern has done, or mix n match patterns/trends like Natasha Zinko with floral and camouflage. Anything that is a contrast or seems like it shouldn’t work but does… I love. Which is usually a fine line, sometimes it goes together beautifully or it can be OTT and people think WTF? (which, on a confident day, love because it shows my uniqueness. And on a bad day I hate and I go back to my basics of jeans and a cute tee.)
This is part 1 complete.Let me know what you think guys! Was so excited to do another style edit, so I can share with you guys how my style is always changing and growing!
Thanks for reading my lovelies