London hosted its Spring-Summer 2015 Fashion Week from September 12-16, and the trends tipped for big things next year are nothing short of sensational. It’s been a tough job Sloanies, but we’ve studied hard and narrowed those hot new looks down to the top six you’ll want to be the first to know about. Let us know your favorites below in the comments!
Top-to-toe color ensembles exploded all over the catwalk this LFW, with models stepping out in visions of pure white at Joseph and Temperley London, and all manner of blues at Christopher Kane and Matthew Williamson. Start embracing those cornflower blues, cyans and turquoises, and the more of it the better!
The Bucket Bag
Meet the front-rowers new It bag: the bucket. Pail-shaped with a simple and slouchy drawstring closure, anyone who’s anyone was seen toting theirs around London last week, from New York fashionistas to Vogue’s editor-in-chief. Not yet seen on the catwalks, this one’s hot off the press.
Burberry set the tone at the showcase of its new ‘The Birds and The Bees’ collection with supermodel Jourdan Dunn walking the runway in a distinctly nineties-looking indigo denim jacket. Expect fitted denim jackets to knock leather bikers off the top spot in S/S 2015, and pair yours with trainers and something feminine like a sequin or tulle skirt for a high-fashion Burberry look. You heard it here first, Sloanies.
Flats and Trainers
Continuing a sports-luxe theme seen on both catwalk and high street this year, sports shoes and flat pumps were keeping the models firmly upright on the runway this time around. Great news for all those Sloanies who suffer in heels – J. JS Lee introduced flat, pointed white loafers and Eudon Choi shared beautiful Moroccan slippers with cute candy stripes. Temperley and Burberry sent their girls out in trainers, too – see our biggest Brit girl crush Suki Waterhouse leading the Burberry pack in decidedly sensible footwear, above. The front rows were equally heel-free this year, with more than the odd pair of Nike Airs seen in attendance.
Back to School
A geeky vibe was also felt on the runways this LWF, with Christopher Kane experimenting with pleats and a rather school-like burgundy in his shows. Pleats were also everywhere this year, ranging from tennis-skirt retro to ruffled and romantic. Over at Trager Delaney, knife-pleated skirts were rocked with preppy crew-neck sweaters and flat, sensible sandals. Meanwhile, handbag queen Anya Hindmarch introduced clutches and handbags in the shape of oversize pencil cases adorned with stickers and retro logos from times gone by. Reminds us of those nostalgic statement sweaters we blogged about recently.
We love it that sailor stripes were out in full force this year, meaning next Spring / Summer they’ll be here to stay. Preen’s striped turtlenecks gained lots of interest and column inches during LFW, while over at Christopher Kane it was all about rope detailing and JW Anderson had fun with more rope detailing, and toggles. Hello sailor!
What was your favorite fashion moment of London Fashion Week? Let us know below!