London Fashion Week Recap

With the SS15 shows now firmly underway in Paris, I thought I'd take a minute to recap the fun I had last week in London.  From a closing party on Tuesday to a trends show kicking off London Fashion Weekend on Thursday, not to mention a full schedule of MBA classes, club kick-offs, and other social events - the whole of September seems to be going by in a blur.  Luckily I snapped a few shots of each event: [gallery type="slideshow" ids="2116,2121,2118,2119,2120,2117,2123,2122"]

The closing party was a blast, but my favorite event was London Fashion Weekend.  After watching the trend catwalk show hosted by the Outnet (so many gorgeous clothes!), I got to explore the rest of the Somerset House grounds and was blown away by all the action. In one room I tried on Oculus Rift "glasses" and had a 3D experience as a day in the life of a LFW model - it was wild!  The video was so real, I almost started strutting my stuff whilst sitting in my chair.

So, what are the trends coming out of LFW?  I plan do a "top" trends post for Fall soon (and share some of the pieces I selected to complement my own wardrobe), but in the meantime here are four key looks as shown by the Outnet that will be sure to keep your style fresh.

  • Jungle Fever: Animal print is back (did it ever go?) Paired with earth tones the look can be incredibly sophisticated - just don't go overboard on the cheetah.

Models at the LFW Outnet show

 

  • Candy Crush: A gorgeous palette of pastels will keep you glowing all through the forthcoming dull winter days.  For on-trend style consider an oversized coat in baby pink or powder blue.

Candy Crush - photo c/o londonfashionweekend.com

 

  • Monotone:  just because you stick to one color does not mean your look has to be one-note.  Designers at LFW were not shy about color this season, so why should you be?  To pull off the look, choose a hue that flatters you. Then create an outfit by picking pieces within your chosen color family. Consider accessories a part of the puzzle too!

Photo c/o londonfashionweekend.co.uk

 

  • Fairy-Tale Ending:  Evening wear is taking a very romantic turn - think lace, tulle, and form-flattering lines.  If you're not scheduled to regularly attend red-carpet events but want to infuse a bit of whimsy into your own style, consider pairing a silk blouse with a midi-length, a-line skirt and your favorite nude pumps for a fanciful night on the town.

Photo c/o londonfashionweekend.co.uk