Although London is an ideal place to discover emerging talent, the city is still too expensive for those who do not always have the resources to present their collections during Fashion Week. Rising star Dilario Fındıkoğlu had to cancel his show due to lack of funds, and Christopher Kane’s absence from the podium, who was on the verge of bankruptcy, was deeply felt. However, more than 50 designers exhibited their collections at London Fashion Week, which took place from 15 to 19 September. FashionUnited looks at the notable trends observed during the event.
Pantone, the world authority on colors, predicted that the “Horizon Blue” tone would be present in London fashion shows. According to color experts, the color can be described as “an atmospheric blue hue evoking the meeting of sea and sky.” Their predictions came true, with a shade or two of pale blue featured on many runways at LFW.
Look 22: A midi-length dress in broderie anglaise fabric, with wide straps, in the same color, layered with a sheer top and a satin belt embellished with crystals. A crochet hat and white boots completed the look.
J. W. Anderson
Look 13: Blue stretch jersey dress that reveals the navel. Accessories included a brown bag and crocheted clogs.
Look 8: A pale blue sleeveless short dress embellished with a black print placed in the center of the piece and accompanied by dark red ripped jeans. Yellow and red knee-high socks completed the look.
Fashion East, Standing Ground (by Michael Stewart)
Look 29: Long pale blue dress in stretch jersey featuring a flowing skirt with tassels.
Look 8: A pale blue dress with a matching coat in semi-sheer fabric with cutouts on the front and sides. Accessories included a white necklace and earrings imagined in organic shapes and strappy lime green sandals.
Crochet for the summer season
British fashion schools are renowned for producing graduates who specialize in making knitted and crocheted pieces. Similar to New York this season, many designers used these techniques to create stunning looks.
Di Petsa (Dimitra Petsa)
Look 2: A low-cut long dress in white and gold knitwear. Accessories included simply designed gold jewelry and nude sandals.
Look 8: black and white silk knit sweater with a geometric pattern, deep neckline and off-shoulders, matching the trousers. The look was accessorised with chunky earrings and black boots.
J. W. Anderson
Look 6: blue crochet flared mini dress with pockets. She was accompanied by beige crochet shoes.
Holzweiler (by Maria Skappel Holzweiler)
Look 28: White cotton crochet bikini and long black silk vest underneath black diamond-shaped hooks trousers, all accompanied by a gold body chain and earrings.
Look 4: Short white crochet dress with long sleeves and a deep neckline, layered over gold lingerie and accessorized with clear rubber shoes.
Many London designers were seduced by fringes.
Look 19: Three-piece white suit set consisting of a short, flared jacket, mini wrap skirt, and trousers over a black top with very long fringes. White, flat, square-toed shoes completed the look.
Burberry (by Daniel Lee)
Look 39: Short pink and blue marl knit turtleneck dress with extra long tassels.
Look 15: A yellow dress with extra-long tassels from hip to floor, over nude underwear.
Look 5: A set consisting of gray silk trousers, a two-button jacket and matching trousers with extra-long black tassels at the cuffs and waist.
Look 49: ruffled sleeveless dress in orange fishnet material. Tall white boots completed the look.
Many designers have introduced body-revealing looks using chiffon, tulle and other sheer fabrics.
16 Arlington (by Marco Capaldo)
Look 4: Sleeveless, sequin-covered dress in translucent latex worn over black lingerie and silver ballet slippers.
Look 11: Neon green turtleneck tulle dress with black rose motif, worn over black underwear and black over-the-knee boots with silver toes.
Look 5: a nude corset and long asymmetrical red tulle skirt under white tulle strips. Large black and silver earrings and silver sandals completed the outfit.
Look 39: Cream-colored chiffon dress with a richly embroidered bodice and tiered skirt, complemented by mismatched earrings and silver slippers.
Look 49: A long, sleeveless, flared dress in sheer chiffon, decorated with long-stemmed pink flowers. Accessories included silver earrings and nude ribbon shoes.
London designers have long been associated with pioneering innovative prints. This season is no exception, with a range of pieces featuring eye-catching patterns.
Burberry (by Daniel Lee)
Look 31: A long-sleeved, round-neck dress with an asymmetrical zipper and a blue strawberry pattern on the skirt, complemented by white loafers.
Look 17: White and light brown flare dress with a horseshoe neckline and intricate patterns featuring bicycles and cars. Silver espadrilles and bracelets accessorized the outfit.
Look 10: fitted maxi dress with black and white floral print, ¾ sleeves, complemented by white gloves and pointed shoes.
Look 32: A short-sleeved, high-necked blouse and a matching ruffled skirt with an ombre poppy pattern. Accessories included white socks decorated with black lace and white sandals with pink floral embellishments.
Look 20: Oversized black and white floral print sleeveless maxi dress, paired with red satin shoes.
This article was first published on FashionUnited.com. Translated into French and edited by Aéris Fontaine.