London Fashion Week may last only five days (compared to the 7- or 8-day beasts that are the events in New York, Milan and Paris), but it consistently packs a sartorial punch. There were bold prints, unconventional silhouettes and adventurous accessories aplenty, not to mention the delightfully quirky runways (House of Holland used a conveyor belt in lieu of a traditional catwalk). Here, the 6 trends we’re taking away from the best shows in the British capital.
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Roksanda Illincic, Holly Fulton, House of Holland
The verdict is in: Make sure you have a fuzzy, fun and printed topper this fall.
Burberry Prorsum, Jonathan Saunders, Tom Ford
Ranging from patchwork, over-the-knee styles to boots bedecked with buckles and laces, fall footwear should stomp its way to a serious statement.
Christopher Kane, David Koma, Emilia Wickstead
Dresses and tops with intricate necklines will replace plunging tanks as the go-to evening silhouette.
J.W. Anderson, Pringle of Scotland, Issa
Fringe is no longer just for suede pieces (although those also made a strong appearance). Make sure you're also stocked with skirts, scarves and dresses with flapper-inspired trims.
Mary Katrantzou, Antonio Berardi, Erdem
Ornate damask and jacquard fabrics (once primarily saved for intricate décor) have found their way onto shimmering minidresses, slouchy parkas and structured dresses in a big way for fall.
Preen, Peter Pilotto, Markus Lupfer
Add some flair to your knitwear game this fall with an embellished sweater.
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