The 7 Biggest Designer Trends from London Fashion Week 2016

The 7 Biggest Designer Trends from London Fashion Week 2016

The outfits you need, the designers to look to and the trends you'll fall in love with.

By Christie Sutherland | 26th February 2016

All eyes are on London Fashion Week, where inspiration standards are set and you start to fall in love with seasonal wardrobe must-haves. If you haven’t caught the highlights yet, let me fill you in.

1. Alexander McQueen

An ethereal fairytale throwback walked the runway for McQueen this season, with a dreamy romance vibe that will last a lifetime. Caped gowns, embroidered coats, immaculate tailoring, tuxedos, chains and charms set the tone of what to add to your wardrobe.

2. Mulberry

This season Mulberry is looking to a palette of khaki, navy, burgundy and black with punches of subdued pastels to set the seasonal tone. Leather biker jackets, the traditional kilt, pressed studs and strong stitching contrasts the vocabulary of the design overall. Dare to step into bold fashion this season with these moody designs.

3. Topshop Unique

Topshop Unique’s catwalk debut was all about the late-night alter ego. Think prim collars, power fuzz coats, pearl details and houndstooth print with velvet tuxedo onesies and dance floor-ready sequins. Let your wild side come out to play this season with a racy sense of style.

4. Burberry

They’ve done it again, with shiny brocade dresses, panelled shirtdresses and seventies elongated collars. This desirable collection, an ode to military-style trench coats, toggles, puffa jackets, caped blouses and officer trousers, is a total hit.

5. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

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Staying true to its heritage, Preen’s checklist consisted of dark florals, grungy aesthetics, slouchy styles, elasticated velvets, frilled trims and puffy sleeves. This is a toughened-up daytime wardrobe for the women who likes to party, evolving from a delicate vision and a strong desire.

6. Christopher Kane

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Drawing inspiration from wilted rose prints, this collection is all about decay giving way to new life. Signature headpieces, semi-precious trinkets, badges, tailored jackets and ankle boots were highlights of the collection, resulting in a haunting look with an incredible season focus.

7. Mary Katrantzou

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The love affair between Mary Katrantzou and all things masculine continues! Sport luxe may have left the building but the underlying concept remains. The collection flatters with crystals, flicked-up hems, pleated skirts and a reimagined technicolour palette.

 

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Article by Christie Sutherland

Christie Sutherland is a former editor of Style Magazines. To her, limits are there to be pushed and there is always a time for polka dots and a piccolo. Do it with love or not at all, that’s all.

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