London Fashion Week Day 5 - The Grand Finale!

So there we have it; another fashion week in London is over and we'll soon be looking to Spring/Summer 2016. I've always found it intriguing but somewhat baffling that the fashion world is constantly one step ahead of the world; it's really impressive and very exciting to know beforehand what trends await us in the next season!

ANYA HINDMARCH AW15
Anya Hindmarch's bags are always a breath of fresh air. Her carefree, casual style always ensures that her collection will be different and full of fun. This year she drew on inspiration from traffic and road signs. A variety of rucksack, purse, clutch and tote bags featuring a range of 'stop' signs, speed cameras, and digging men came in shades of reds and blues with some black, khakis, browns and python or crocodile prints. The runway came to a close with London Gay Men's Chorus doing a number in orange high-vis outfits; what fun!

EMILIO DE LA MORENA AW15
This collation was yet another stunning display of velvet, leather, metallics, and shearling. A-symmetrical dresses came in dark hues of black, midnight blue, burgundy and bottle green. A recurring diamond pattern was accompanied by some paisley and herringbone effects, and necklines were a-symmetrical or scooped and complemented by bodycon cuts with thigh-high splits.

RYAN LO AW15
A self-confessed dreamer, Ryan Lo visibly entwined fantasy deep into his collection this season. The result was simply beautiful; the models looked like pretty china dolls with frilled socks, pussy bows, sheer chiffons, lace, fur trims, feathered netted headpieces and floral elements. This look seemed to me reminiscent of the Japanese Lolita street style, mixed in with a slight Sixties vibe with high boots, big eyelashes, bouffant hair and the A-line, wide-waisted shape of some of the dresses.

Looking back at my notes from all the collections it's easy to pinpoint some recurring designs and motifs. Some trends were so strong they were visible in almost every catwalk show; others were more subtle and built up in drips and drabs. Here are some of the most prominent trends set to hit the shops this Autumn/Winter:

Leather/latex:

Fur:


Shearling:

Velvet:

Fringes/tassels:

Turtlenecks:

Teal:

Rusty orange:

Metallics:

Stripes/zigzags:

Jacquard/brocade:

60', 70's & 80's elements:

Capes/ponchos:

Long narrow scarves:


Photos from the London Fashion Week website, Vogue UK and Harper's Bazaar UK

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