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From flesh-flashing cutouts and rising hemlines to palettes of acidic brights, LFW designers focused on a feeling of freedom and the return of mood-boosting dressing. Here, our Senior Editor of The Fashion Feed, Polly Walters, calls out six not-to-miss trends from the second stop in Fashion Month.
Layered barely there sheers, unexpected cutouts and statement strapping are key features of our Subversive Sexy trend, and the London collections saw a host of designers exploring these details within mini-length dresses with figure-hugging fits.
Following NYFW, punchy luscious red also arrived in London. Perfect for Modern Occasion stories, use this mood-boosting bright for impactful party and occasionwear-driven pieces.
Speaking to the occasion-worthy glamour of our Lets Party trend, micro-mini-length skirts emerged in London. Explore sheers to tap into Subversive Sexy and add tactile fringed hems for beach-to-bar-worthy styles.
Checkerboards are fast becoming the must-have print for summer and designers in London widened their appeal by choosing warped diagonal compositions and vibrant colours for lightweight knits.
Already cemented as the standout detail of the season, designers continued to use creative cutouts in off-kilter placements to subvert everything from feminine dresses to dramatic bodysuits.
Love it or hate it, we’re seeing a resurgence in sculptural novelty bags that put the fun into fashion. Explore large-scale proportions and abstract forms, and consider cutting in 3D textural fabrics to add further dimension.
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