Leave it to the Brits — Burberry, Christopher Kane and Zandra Rhodes, of course — to breathe new life into cut-out sandals by way of metallic chain details or visors, the tie-dye hair scarves from the 1960s.
Let’s just say: London’s fun sense of style came across during the UK capital’s fashion week -- nowhere more so than in the accessories.
Trust us some of the trends spotted on these runways will be everywhere come spring: The alluring heels, interesting bags, sneakers in punchy neon color-blocking and the jelly sandal (fit for a modern-day Cinderella on the run) are here to stay. Hurrah!
So, without ado, here are some of the best accessories and the strongest looks straight from the catwalks in London.
1 Christopher Kane
Christopher Kane’s fragmented collection featured surrealist touches such as this multicolored plastic tag necklace.
2 Fyodor Golan
One sole was not enough at Fyodor Golan, where the wedge sandals were stacked sky high and came with contrasting neon and wooden tones.
3 Zandra Rhodes
Visors, tie-dye hair scarves and 1960s-style graduated shades injected a fun, sporty vibe into the Zandra Rhodes collection.
4 Sophia Webster
A botanical theme took over one pair of stilettos at shoe designer Sophia Webster’s show.
5 David Koma
Structure was the lynchpin of David Koma’s collection, with the controlled silhouettes stretching down to the shoes, which featured block heels and symmetrical perspex chunky strap details.
6 JW Anderson
The puffball volumes in the JW Anderson collection were replicated in the bulging clutch purses seen on the catwalk.
7 Bora Aksu
Turkish fashion designer Bora Aksu’s vivacious, feminine collection featured open-toe lace-up sandals in contrasting cream and pastel blue.
8 Paul Smith
David Hockney-esque tones of mustard yellows and tans infused the accessories such as the leather bags at Paul Smith.
9 Mary Katrantzou
Perspex heels introduced a futuristic element to the cosmic fantasy that was the Mary Katrantzou collection.
10 Burberry Prorsum
Cut-out sandals and metallic chain details gave an edge to the chunky accessories at Burberry Prorsum.