Guest Post: Three Essential Trends from London Fashion Week

by Roxanne C.

1) Winter Florals


Spring is when everything pretty blooms.


Lest we forget, this fashion week is to tell us what we’ll all be wearing come this autumn and winter, not what we should be wearing right now. Florals are always a big trend in spring, and usually come in delicate patterns and pastel colours, but the allure seems to have gone by winter. Not this year, however, with designers such as Ederm blazing the trail for winter florals, by showcasing cool prints in bold colours; from black overlays to a blurry, 3D effect in turquoise and yellow silk – flowers even made it onto the shoes! Very chic, very wearable, and a great way to liven up those dull winter days.


2) Chunky Knits


Knits to keep us warm.


We all know that a warm, knitted jumper is a winter must-have and long, thick knits in cool colours and designs are a great way to wrap and easy to team with jeans and flats or wear as a dress with leggings depending on the weather. Designers such as Acne and Jonathan Saunders worked this trend well, and it’s really easy to recreate it yourself at a fraction of the cost; Just get an oversized men’s jumper and pin the sleeves up!


3) The Longer Skirt


We all need something sophisticated and chic like this.


This is somewhere between a midi and a max skirt, hitting the leg at the lower shin. A hemline at this level gives a lean, glamorous line, creating a sophisticated silhouette and harking back to slinky designs of the Twenties and Thirties. Team it with simple tops and oversized blazers for a simple look, or opt for one of Roksanda Ilincic’s pencil dresses trimmed with one of her trademark ruffle hems in a contrasting colour. This look will work particularly well if you’re tall, slender and willing to rock some sky-high statement heels to finish the outfit off.


Liberty-Belle Howard is a UK-based blogger who writes about fashion.