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LFW lowdown

September means one thing: Fashion Week. With the shows kicking off in New York and making their way around the globe, stopping off at London, Milan and Paris along the way, the designers we all know and love (and some that quite frankly, we’ve never even heard of!) showcase their SS/15 collections to captivated audiences. Right now spring and summer seem a lifetime away and all we really want to do is snuggle up in warm blankets and fluffy coats. However, the designers are one step ahead of us , filling their runways with the yummy pastels, very short hemlines and delightfully dramatic textures, that come next spring we will all be wearing. This year’s LFW, held at Somerset House, certainly didn’t disappoint, full of extravagant, wacky and wonderful shows. Here is a roundup of some of the best looks from this year’s LFW…

Burberry

Despite being well-known faces of the brand, Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss didn’t partake in the show. Instead they chose to sit front row and support their fellow supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Suki Waterhouse. This wasn’t the only surprise of the show and what really shocked many onlookers were the flat shoes that appeared on the catwalk. Models were sent down the runway in trainers and sandals, perhaps suggesting that (thankfully!) SS/15 will be about comfort and style, bringing an end to the painful blisters and twisted ankles of decades past. Trainers, in particular, look to be a big trend for the coming months and are a good way of incorporating some of Burberry’s typical Brit style into your wardrobe.

Topshop

Over the past seasons, Topshop Unique has presented a very grown-up and sophisticated look. However this season it has pre- sented a British seaside-inspired retro collection. Looks that are more fun and playful, and as a result, much more wearable. The collection is mainly based around red, white and blue pieces with a sporty twist. In terms of outerwear, sheer dresses took centre stage, with a splattering of strategically-placed Swarovski crystals for added glamour. Although these dresses were beautiful, and looked incredible we do wonder how wearable they are – we aren’t sure how they’d go down in the LCR or Mantra! This trend does seem to be one that is sticking around, so layering camis under sheer tops, and choosing peek-a-boo sheer panels on dresses is, perhaps, a more realistic way of incorporating sheer fabrics into our wardrobes at home!

Henry Holland

Henry Holland revealed that his SS/15 collection was based on standing out from the crowd, a theme that was particularly evident throughout the show. Bright colours were teamed with vibrant patterns, including a new twist on the over-done floral print that seems to reappear every spring. Co-ords such as crop tops and skirts were also popular, along with over-sized tops and matching trousers. Florals are usually a common theme in the spring/ summer collections of many designers, however we absolutely love how House of Holland have revamped them in such a stylish, creative and individual way!

30/09/2014

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