LFW A/W 2014 – Quick Style Notes

The ‘fashionistas’ are now in Milan. With London recovering from fashion week, here are some pointers for those of you who are getting style ready for next season.

PLEASE NOTE: These are my unprofessional-unlicensed-non-expertise of my guesses of next season trends.

Fur has returned to the catwalk my fashion beauties. I predict that the hottest accessory will be the fur outwear. Yes, we’re talking the envious fur coats seen on countless catwalks. Plus they’re in better colours for those who want to drab away from the typical black. Which one would you prefer? The flamboyant pink one from House of Holland, the luxurious beige from Temperely London or the 50’s fur jacket and skirt seen at Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label? Otherwise, there are also faux-fur options as seen in Christopher Raeburn and TopShop Unique ranging in gilets. The high street will definitely make this material available in different ways. From detail trimmings to even bags. The big hit will be the matching fur jackets and bottoms (skirts, shorts).

House of Holland

Topshop Unique

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Matthew Williamson

Paul Smith, Burberry Prorsum,  Duro Olowu, Preen By Thornton Bregazzi and Temperely London are clashing art prints! Adding printed scarves to top off the whole collision. Yes, even the jackets are decorative with artistic printing such as mosaics and modern art. Mr Smith took a risk of introducing pyjamas striped-patterns to everyday wear.

Burberry Prorsum

Paul Smith

I see the work of the Quilts coming through! (Markus Lupfer, Belstaff, Jonthan Saunders, Felder Felder)

Felder Felder

Ruffles and pleats! (John Rocha, Ashish, Emilio De La Morena, Richard Nicholl)

Mary Katrantzou

Todd Lynn

Ashish

Christopher Kane

Every catwalk has got designers reediting the popular ‘workwear coat’. Adding belt can bring the femininity out of a jacket as seen in Burberry, as they featured scarves and a belt to the popular trench coat.

Roksanda Ilincic

Antonio Berardi

Todd Lynn

Paul Smith

Going out for a party, go bareless with your neck and shoulders! Matthew Williamson, Erdem, Julien Macdonald and Emilio De La Morena are just a few that are allowing the female to brave the cold. If it’s a trend then this will be a great trend for party/occasion wear I think. Otherwise, you can have one of your shoulders on show (Marios Schwab and Mark Fast), which people will prefer for everyday wear.

Erdem

Few flashes of Sweater dresses, will this become a trend?

Christopher Raeburn

Daks

Mark Fast

Turtle necks and rollnecks as seen in J.W Anderson, Emilia Wickstead, Markus Lupfer, House of Holland, Marios Schwab, Pringle of Scotland, Topshop Unique, Daks, Belstaff etc. I noticed that these turtlenecks look sophiscated with long gloves and many designers have been using these accessory in their catwalks.

Daks

Seen at New York, London designers are redefining the classic suit. However, in London you’re allowed to break rules! Check this, they’re featuring a double breasted blazer with wide trousers, either ankle length or long length. There all also all-in-one-tailored jumpsuits from Daks and Casasola. Nevertheless, the masculine suit is still in for the tomboys – just more options for those less androgynous.

Emilia Wickstead

Barbara Casasola

Richard Nicoll

Is it me or do I see flashes of reptiles fabric? (Emilia Wickstead, Topshop Unique,  Simone Rocha)

Simone Rocha

Topshop Unique

Tom Ford

90’s fashion is getting glamed up with embellishments, sequins (KTZ, Ashish). Check out Tom Ford’s sequinned all baseball jersey dress. Nevertheless, the countless coordinated 90s zip casual jacket and skirt is endless.

Those are my quick notes! Feel free to comment. 🙂

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