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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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