As London Fashion Week comes to a close, we take a look at some of the major trends for AW17. From glamorous sequins to blanket-inspired layering, we’ve seen an array of styles we can’t wait to get our hands on.
A Sequin Saga
The AW17 runways shimmered and shined with colourful sequins a key trend for AW17. Emilia Wickstead took a leap from her demure and traditionalist pieces, introducing stand-out designs like this sequin number, while Michael Halpern (new on the LFW scene and one to watch) made a statement with colour clashing sequins reminiscent of 70’s disco style.
Powerful and contrasting clothes that deliberately disrupt the rules of fashion were a hit on the runway this season, as spotted on the catwalks of Topshop Unique and J.W.Anderson. “Keep calm and party on” was the fun, let-your-hair-down message at Topshop, while Anderson was inspired by building up mismatching layers saying, “Things that shouldn’t really work kind of make it.”
We’ve already seen the return of the padded jacket this winter, but for AW17 puffer jackets are taken to exaggerated heights, as seen at the Preen show. Not a fan of this super-quilt fabric? Pringle of Scotland also exhibited this trend, however they used a slightly more lightweight yet padded fabric.
Proving that florals are not just a trend for spring, moody blooms were big on the catwalks this month. From pop out three-dimensional blossoms at Christopher Kane, to delicate pink prints mixed with soft lace at Preen, we’ll see the motif in all shapes and sizes for AW17.
Get ahead of the trends and introduce this perennial print into your wardrobe now with our new season florals.
Time Capsule Collections
A nod to English heritage, Mulberry’s AW17 collection was full of references to the brand’s home country. The catwalk was filled with quilted capes, classic checks and traditional black tie dinner evening looks. Also delving into a different time period altogether, Mary Katrantzou dived into the world of the 1940’s Walt Disney film Fantasia, with 40’s film noir silhouettes and beaded cartoon landscapes.
While you await AW17’s key styles, read our round of this spring’s need-to-know trends and shop our new arrivals.
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