6 not-to miss trends from London Fashion Week S/S 22

Fashion East/Supriya Lele
Fashion East/Supriya Lele
Sep 27, 2021 By WGSN Insider

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.

Key trend: Subversive Sexy

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.

Nensi Dojaka/Supriya Lele/KNWLS
Nensi Dojaka/Supriya Lele/KNWLS

Key colour: Luscious Red

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.

Sharon Wauchob/Fashion East/Richard Quinn
Sharon Wauchob/Fashion East/Richard Quinn

Key item: miniskirt

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.

Supriya Lele/Rejina Pyo
Supriya Lele/Rejina Pyo

Checkerboard

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.

Pronounce/Preen/Fashion East
Pronounce/Preen/Fashion East

 

Key detail: cutout

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.

Nensi/Supriya Lele/Rejina Pyo
Nensi/Supriya Lele/Rejina Pyo

 

Key accessory: abstract form

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.

Fashion East/Pronounce/Simone Rocha
Fashion East/Pronounce/Simone Rocha

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