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London Fashion Week!!

by Ruthie Pinion March 15, 2017

Hey ladies,

I know its a little late, but I'm here with your write up to let you know the style trends that have been hitting the catwalks at London Fashion week. I'll get to Paris next week, then Milan, before letting you know about the overall things to look out for in A/W 2017.

A lot of these looks are from the high priced lines, but that really doesn't matter. Once you know the key trends, you can build them in at any price range, and even pick things up at XANA's? ;)

There are 4 big trends coming out of London Fashion Week. The first is major levels of monochrome and colour-blocking. Pick one colour and stick to it. If in doubt, black and white are your friends. Burberry and Mulberry are the big ones to look out for here, with Anya Hindmarch and House of Holland bringing in pale pinks for their colour blocks. Marques' Almeida is another good example here, but they paired their black and white outfits with a splash of bright colours in the accessories.

The second is an ode to the 60s and 70s: loud flowery patterns. Erdem, Mulberry, Peter Pilotto and Emilia Wickstead are big names here, with some of the best looks of the week coming from these collections. Even in the avant garde collection of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi we can see the flowery fabric prevailing. It's a little bit more difficult to incorporate this look into your wardrobe, but you could easily choose a plain dress or skirt and add a loud blazer or shirt to tie off the look.

The third and fourth trends are very easy to mix together. Sheer fabrics have being playing a HUGE role across collections: lace was big for Burberry, while sheer as a whole was all over the runway from Mulberry to Peter Pilotto to Emilia Wickstead. These are then paired with much thicker fabrics like wool to balance it out. Again, Peter Pilotto is a big one here. Again, this is very easy to incorporate, especially with things from XANA's. 

One of the best pieces from LFW was a reminder that designers have a very real voice with things that need to be heard. Anish had a wonderful bright shirt with the slogan "Love Sees No Colour". This collection reminds us, in a truly bright and beautiful way which is only really possible in fashion, of all the rights we're constantly fighting for. It's always moving to see these kind of messages on the catwalk.

So that's the lowdown on LFW. Check out how you can bring these trends into your wardrobe and let me know your thoughts below!

~X

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