Thursday, 22 September 2011

London Fashion Week

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Sadly, London Fashion Week has now come to an end and we have moved on to the sophistication and the glamour of Milan. It's interesting to look at the trends that have emerged from London and compare them with what came out of New York and moving forward to Milan and then Paris.
I think there was quite a 'sexy' vibe coming from a lot of the London shows. Shown here at Julien Macdonald and Emilio de la Morena, the look is sophisticated and not at all trashy. The look is kept sleek by using a lot of black and kept interesting by using various textures such as lace.
In contrast with this look we also saw something that was very flirty and feminine. This look was very fresh with lots of pleated skirts coming down the runway. At Emilio de la Morena there were side slits flashing an occasional thigh keeping the look fresh and young.
As in New York, one major trend at LFW was minimalism. As always, the looks is chic and timeless and transitional for all seasons. Both Marios Schwab and Burberry gave the look a feminine edge by cinching in waist and using volume.
The last major trend to emerge from London was prints. Prints were all over the New York catwalks and London has followed suit. Where as New York went for a more tribal vibe (this was also seen at Burberry), London went for something a little softer. Christopher Kane used soft silver and gold hues for subtle prints and embellishment. Houses such as Jonathan Saunders and Erdem also used soft prints with subtle sheens.
London Fashion Week is always so exciting and it's so interesting to see the vast amount of talent and the trends that emerge. Now I'm looking forward to seeing the glamour coming down the catwalk at Milan.

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