Ready for SS16? As London Fashion Week wraps up, we’ve mashed together a round up of our top 5 highlights…
What’s It All About: Everyone’s favourite high street store never fails to deliver something for everyone. The time the vibe was edged out ditsy floral print tea dresses, taking them more from afternoon tea to cocktail hour. Sticking to their British roots, a new spin was given to the classic mac trench coat and preppy knits, whilst tailoring such as the typical Savile Row two piece suit got a feminine and up to date refresh. Heavy focus was on stand out separates to encourage the Topshop girl to get creative and wear each piece their own way. We’re totting up a “must-buy” list already.
Stand Out Piece: The faux fur scarves for adding a pop up colour and glamour to our party season wardrobe.
Easy Style Tip to Try Now: Mis-match some oversized chandelier earrings and work them into your daily look.
What’s It All About: The champions of denim debuted their usual disheveled elegance, as is quickly becoming synonymous with the brand. The term “pretty edgy” was given a whole new and literal meaning through layers of rigid denim and tough leather fabrics clashing with layers of flowing chiffon and fine silks. The design duo showcased a sense of raw and undone dressing perfectly, through asymmetric tops, awkward length mini flares and layered midi’s, whilst necklines got a refresh with scarf-like belt detailing.
Stand Out Piece: The oversized ruffled denim pieces that were a borderline work of art.
Easy Style Tip to Try Now: Get DIY-ing and make like M.A and fray, shred and distress any denim you can get your hands on.
What’s It All About: Burberry championed a heavy dose of sportsluxe and paraded an army of mac jackets with a refreshed military edge, belted detailing, and an abundance of mesh. Ladylike but fierce seemed to be a recurring theme throughout, with the brand’s signature delicate lace and fine knitted fabrics being clashed with stiff boyish blazers and duffle jackets. Structured dresses celebrated the womanly silhouette, yet were delivered with a word of caution through cage like detailing giving them a tough armour-like feel.
Stand Out Piece: The tailored trench coat style mini dress. If it doubles as a dress and a jacket- we’re into it.
Easy Style Tip to Try Now: Bag yourself the ultimate Burbs inspired accessory in the form of the mini rucksack.
What’s It All About: Always a stand out collection, ASHISH epitomises all things fun and this season they did not disappoint. Skater babes raided the dressing up box and got a OTT girly makeover in embellished sheer pieces and an overload of glitter, toned down with colour blocked tracksuits, realms of denim and boyish bucket hats. A more whimsical feel manifested through denim capes, oversized heart shaped cut out detailing and layers of tulle frills. We can so get on board with that. (See what we did there?)
Stand Out Piece: That graffiti print tracksuit we’re dying to recreate with a marker pen.
Easy Style Tip to Try Now: Dig those sequin numbers out of storage early and make wear in the day with pride. Accessorising with your little bro’s skateboard: optional.
J. JS Lee:
What’s It All About: A strong contender in paving the way for minimalist dressing, this arguably simple yet oh so wearable collection had a fresh but utilitarian vibe. Androgynous styles and relaxed tailoring were seen through slouchy two pieces and pajama styles, whilst floaty chiffon dresses were kept sharp, off set with pointed button up collars. All in a predominantly neutral colour palette with pops of fresh apple green, pastel pinks and baby blues, with contrasting monochrome in striped and graphic abstract prints.
Stand Out Piece: That late 90’s meets early noughties inspired two piece.
Easy Style Tip to Try Now: Colour block. It’s easy. Pick one colour and roll with it.
Until next time Fash Week <3
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