London Fashion Week: All that made news and the trends you need to bag
From turtlenecks that refuse to make an exit from the trend report to celebrities from all over the globe that took over the front row in the British capital— here’s a lowdown of all that went down at London Fashion Week.
After New York, London gave us some major inspiration for the upcoming season. While turtlenecks continued to rule the runways, we saw a lot more colour and retro influence to light up autumn/winter 2017.While in New York, the talks of #iamamimmigrant added to the social and style conversations, in London, the Brexit talk took centerstage, revolving around industry workers from EU. And, London was also not behind when it came to the celeb factor. Here ‘s a lowdown:
1. THE HUMBLE SWEATER IS BACK
If you thought your leather jackets and capes were much more fashionable than 80s-reminiscent cable-knits, think again. Labels in London went the English-way and ushered in sweater weather with a vengeance. From oversized to Christmas sweaters, they were all there.
2. GREYS ARE GONE! A COLOUR RIOT FOR AUTUMN
Monochromes tend to rule the runway for fall, but, London changed the game for the next season. From colour-blocking like a boss to playing with freewheeling pallettes — happy brights are on trend for the winter.
3. SHOULDER GAME STRONG
2016 was all about baring the shoulder. From Bardot romance to cold shoulders — they were all over your social media and your wardrobes last year. And, according to London, you can safely carry on the trend for autumn 2017.
4. BAGGING THE STYLE
Oversized bags might have made a mark a few seasons back, but, compact and practical was the accessory mood at London Fashion Week.
5. HER HIGH-NESS
Neckwear has taken a new turn. For autumn, the turtleneck is super hot with the biggest of labels going for Victorian-necklines. With winter-ready layering, the closed necks are a safe pick for autumn/winter 2017.
6. GLITTER GODS
A bit of sparkle n’ shine never hurt anybody. And, in London, designers didn’t hesitate to add a bit of sheen to autumnal fashion. While India-born designer Ashish Gupta is known for his love for gleam (and continued to shine this season too), others also put a metallic touch to their collections.
7. SNUG VS SHIFTING SHAPES
While in New York, exaggerated and anti-fits were runway favourites, London had another story to tell. The shapes for autumn were a mix of body-snug and breezy — the middle path was taken in terms of silhouettes.
8. GRAPHIC LOVE
If talking tees were big in NY thanks to Prabal Gurung, the graphic word made a mark in London too. And when it comes to fashion, reading between the line is important!
9. BEYOND TRENDS
The fashion week started on February 17, and it opened with a protest by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The members, clad in black bikinis, took the streets and highlighted and protested against the use of crocodile and exotic animal skins by many luxe labels to create high-end accessories.
10. THE FRONT ROWERS
Stars descended on the British Capital and took up the front row for the biggest labels (and the hottest after-parties,of course... From veteran model Naomi Campbell to pop sensation Katy Perry — the star dust was a plenty.