London Fashion Week: SS16 Trends

Just when you thought you’d said goodbye to your summer wardrobe; the LFW spring/summer 2016 catwalks manage to get us lusting over sunsets, beaches and sand once more. 

New for 2015, this September LFW relocated the fashion extravaganza moved to Brewer Street Car Park, Soho. The central London location spanned across two floors and brought the attention of thousands of designers, models, photographers, celebrities and of course some seriously inspiring street style guests.

On the Catwalk

After tentatively following each of the shows (and even managing to visit a couple ourselves) we’ve rounded up the leading trends to take you straight into next summer. They say summer bodies start in winter but do they know about summer wardrobes…

Check out the SS16 hottest looks:

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Left to right: Kimono Cut, Victorian Doll, High Shine

Kimono Cut

Clean cut, sharp edges and masculine tailoring meets the feminine waist clinch. Also seen at Gucci, Proenza Schouler and Oscar De La Renta, the macro trends for the spring/summer 2016 season are going to be ribbon ties working with paper bag proportions. Stick to cool greys or monochrome colour palettes for a super chic appeal.

Victorian Doll

Hauntingly haute couture, for the next summer season expect florals with a twist. Another macro trend, frills, was seen across many designers and Erdem was no different. With the addition of a prairie neckline this spookily stylish look can be easily transitioned from season to season. Look to lace for additional trend pieces to complete this outift.

High Shine

Streamlined silhouettes in pearl and lily whites can be expected to grace an elegant summer wardrobe. Sheer, silk and satin are the predominant fabrics whilst the garments representing the trend range from androgynous suits to delicate blouses. Oozing a luxuriously relaxed feel, this is an essential for upcoming summer nights.

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Left to right: 80s Vibe, Space Age, Candy Pop

80s Vibe

Echoing the eighties, the Topshop Unique collection boasted pops of polka dot prints, trusty tailored tuxes and splashes of paint box red. In addition to the sartorial pieces – including jackets, shirts and trousers – the collection included plenty of fur jackets and accessories in the form of scarves and bags. Oh-so retro! Forget the leg warmers and sweat bands also associated with the era and instead stick to subtle pastel palettes for the perfect vintage feel.

Space Age

Prepare for a futuristic fantasy in SS16. Our Designer at Debenhams, Julien Macdonald, shows us how to achieve this new take on spaced out style. Laser cut garments and armour-like features add attitude to the look whilst subtle skin-showing reveals a sexy side. Best of all, this style can be matched to an array of colour palettes; bolder and brighter the better as next summer we will be channelling the alien invasion.

Candy Pop

Along with many other citrus bursting designers from across the past week, the catwalks definitely brought the rave to the runway for SS16 with neon flashes and acid brights. You’ll need your shades for this one as yellow and orange are two big players in the colour palettes for SS16. Don’t worry about standing out a mile off; this look can be easily toned down with lace, fringing and sheer textures for a look that’s sweet as sugar and solely for the summer sun.

 

In the meantime, make sure you’re on top of the current autumn/winter 2015 trends.

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(Images courtesy of Vogue.com)

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