It’s the halfway mark; you’re 50 percent through Fashion Month, which means normal programming will resume on your social-media channels very soon. But until then, we’re celebrating another successful week of style with a second installment of #TrendTakeaway. This week, we’re reviewing the goings-on in London and, while patterns are beginning to emerge from both cities that have shown so far (animal prints are really taking over), London brought some entirely new narratives to the table.
Renowned for its alternative sartorial choices, both on and off the runway, London didn’t disappoint when it came to risk-taking. Heritage brand Burberry celebrated youth in all its forms for Christopher Bailey’s last collection, while edgy label Christopher Kane opted for risqué line drawings on feather-hemmed dresses. Whether you’re ready to really experiment with your winter look or simply looking to add a few subtle tweaks to your signature style, Savoir Flair has listed every trend you need to know, below.
Painting by (fashion) numbers.
The start of London Fashion Week set the tone for weird and wonderful trends, the first being abstract art. From Mondrian-colored looks at Marques’Almeida to arty florals at Delpozo, the trend for bold and outside-the-box art was a big one. Mary Katrantzou and her embellished, patterned, sequinned slipdresses emblazoned with “Bauhaus” win this one.
‘40s and ‘50s Silhouettes
Time travel not required.
When considering your winter silhouettes, look to the costumes of wartime movies Allied or Pearl Harbour for inspiration, just like Rejina Pyo and Margaret Howell did for the FW18 catwalks. Severely belted waists on coats were popular at Erdem, which gave the “new look” shape a renewed lease of life. Margaret Howell, however, favored pencil skirts and super-tailored trench coats.
Because size really does matter.
From ballooned drop sleeves on maxi dresses at Marques’Almeida to Delpozo’s voluminous structured versions, bold sleeves were awash on this week’s catwalks. And if you’re worried that you aren’t experimental enough for OTT sleeves, JW Anderson provided an alternative with bold prints to balance out the proportions.
Prints even your grandma will love.
Are you the type to mourn your spring florals as the leaves fall off the trees and winter rolls around? Then get excited. Thanks to tea dresses at Simone Rocha and oversized coats at Roland Mouret, FW18 is deeming it perfectly acceptable to wear flowers. All. Year. Long.