With the coming and passing of London's recent fashion week, many new trends have hit the catwalk of the British city for the upcoming style season. Although the fashion capitals of the world may be going into a new summer, some winter trends took centre stage over the warm weekend in London.
a trend that has been growing on and off of the catwalk is the puffer jacket. This trend has had a previous peak of popularity in the past, and it's back in a big way. An update from the limited 'jacket' style of the past, puffers are now transforming into capes, floor length coats and even wilder, puffier jackets and blazers. Belts are added, hods are placed and the puff is bigger than ever! perfect for those cold winter months....
Something big up your sleeve:
Statement sleeves have been revolving on the runways season catwalk for a little while now, each time getting more outrageous. They were a huge trend again at London Fashion Week this time around but from the streetwear snaps I've seen the trend appears more wearable than before. this is such a bold way to dress up a simple outfit in winter or in summer and is certainly a conversation starter. This trend looks particularly stylish on a blue and white pinstripe shirt like the one above (right).
Although sheer clothing is nothing that new, the designers this season took the whole "nothing to wear" dilemma to a new level. Super sheer, almost not there dresses and tops were on full display and many nipples were freed. This is such a cute trend for an evening out on the town. Picture a super sheer long sleeved black top with some simple embroidery near the neckline and a super cute barrette underneath. Throw on a pair of black high waisted skinny jeans and a bomber jacket and you may as well be the third Hadid sister!
although this print is age-old, the retro style pattern got some major time on the runway this London Fashion Week. Designers incorporated the picnic blanket print into everything, from dress and skirts to shoes and handbags. House of Holland putting particular emphasis on this catwalk favourite. This print is so perfect to pull of on a warm day out in the sun and it adds a little feminine touch to any ootd!
Inspiration from the army was clearly evident on this week's runways. Structured jackets, coats and pants took centre stage in colour schemes pointing to military uniforms. Khaki, olive green and forest green were everywhere. For less formal outfits, camo took the place of garment structure and this print has certainly gotten better since the early noughties almost ruined it... This is so easy to pair with any outfit - a great camo print or khaki denim jacket will turn every look into street style chic.
Stay tuned for more London Fashion Week news and blogs to come tomorrow!
Until next time
- The Traveling Oyster xxx