London Fashion Week is perhaps the only time of the year where all the fashion bloggers, models and general adoring fans venture out into the British cold weather. And the designers didn’t disappoint this year, with on trend looks that anyone can easily wear.
Beginning the week were the independent designers demonstrating their own perception of what fashion in Autumn/Winter 2014 is going to look like. Featuring on trend leather and sportswear in shades of black, grey and blue, designers all across the world flocked to Somerset House to showcase their up and coming ideas. Central Saint Martins MA fashion graduates had the opportunity to parade their unusual, yet modern and fresh designs in men’s and women’s wear.
Saturday’s designers continued the trend with Holly Fulton’s signature graphic designs in cocktail dresses and office wear on the catwalk. Highly anticipated designers Sibling brought the colour splash on Saturday’s shows in electric blue, hot pink and burnt orange knitwear. House of Holland included sequins, metallics and striped prints, adding to the spectrum of colours on the catwalk and A/W14.
Sunday was perhaps the highest anticipated day for designers and fans from the week. Cara Delevingne’s Mulberry handbag collection featured cameo prints, studs and quilted stitching, which all received positive reviews. Temperley London experimented with prints and shapes, whilst Paul Smith brought the pyjama trend back to the forefront of fashion.
Topshop Unique designer Emma Farrow delivered perhaps the one of the only shows with the most wearable clothing from the week, including hues of blue, grey, camel and yellow in woollen and leather fabrics. Swiftly followed by the stunning design work of Mary Katrantzou, where her signature prints were moulded to fit work suits, evening dresses and even sweatshirts.
Monday’s catwalk was filled with Burberry Prorsum’s traditional trench coat with on trend hand painted aztec and flower patterns and large printed scarfs, whilst the Giles show incorporated birds on shirts and jackets and monochrome box dresses.
The final day showcased KTZ’s signature black, white and grey silhouettes in work and casual styles, as well as up and coming designers Fashion East and their alternative prints. SIMONGAO concluded the four day fashion week with on trend leather dresses and structured tailoring.
With so many designs and more, what are the London Fashion Week trends?
Leather is here to stay. Skirts, dresses, jackets, tops, you name it, it was on the catwalk. Laser cut and different colour leather also added a different dimension and style.
Block colouring. Expect electric blues, simple greys and blood red oranges, in the forms of knitwear, jackets and scarfs.
Clashing prints. Prints varied from aztec, geometric to floral with bags, scarfs and dresses baring the forefront of this trend.
Mixing textures. A little bit of glitter and sequins are always a girl’s best friend, coupled with feathers and faux fur, you’ll be dead on trend.
Structured tailoring. Featured across many catwalks, suits and work dresses in monochrome shades are a definite for AW14.
Main image: Topshop Unique AW 2014 at London Fashion Week. Photo by Daniel Sims, British Fashion Council.