TFJ searched through almost every show from London Fashion Week Fall 2012 RTW to bring you some of the biggest trends from the week.
From brights to neutrals, graphic prints to sheer minimalism and fur to lace, London Fashion Week, much like NYFW had it all.
Below are a list of trends that will be coming our way, stay ahead of the rest and take note!
- Black and White: Popping up in various shows throughout LFW, these two hues were combined on skirts, dresses, blouses and included in most collections.
- Pops of Colour: Fall can sometimes call for darker colour palettes that can leave you feeling a little dull. Well designers at LFW are adding a pop of colour to help brighten the dreary days ahead.
- Golds: Dark golds, bright golds, laced golds and more. This is a metallic that will stand out above the rest.
- Metallics: While gold fell into the spotlight at LFW, other metallics had their time to shine too. Keep a look out for olive green metallics especially, they’re set to be a big trend.
- Blues: At NYFW red was the winning colour on the runways, and while LFW had its fair share of vibrant shades, many designers opted to include blue hues in many of their looks.
- Graphic Prints: Floral and geometric were big at LFW, most notable were Mary Katrantzou’s amazing prints.
- Animal Prints: Where would we be without leopard and zebra prints? Once again they’re popping up for the Autumn months to help keep us warm and toasty.
- Stripes: Surprisingly enough, stripes are making a comeback. Horizontal all vertical, they’re set to be all the rage. Although remember that vertical stripes are the most flattering type of stripe!
- Lace: Who can look past lace? It’s delicate, feminine and always adds an extra pinch of glamour to an outfit.
- Leather: We’ve seen it march across the catwalks at NYFW, so why should we be surprised that it’s launched itself into LFW too? Look out for leather trousers and skirts for the coming Autumn.
- Velour: Perhaps it’s not everyone’s favourite material but it’s set to stand out in the coming seasons. Deeper colours seem to be the pick for designers, most prominently purple and black.
- Knits: What better way to keep warm than with a knit! Whilst they didn’t over take the runways, knits were an integral part of many of the collections through the week.
- Sheer: Tastefully sheer garments floated down the runways at many of the shows. Let’s also take a moment to celebrate Dion Lee’s debut at LFW! A great Aussie designer with an eye for clean lines, chic minimalism and a touch of sheer.
- Fur: But why wouldn’t there be fur?
- Plaid: Playing with plaid was big on the runways. Steering away from the original tartan, most designers who went for the look experimented with colours and lines to bring a fun, modern look to the old favourite.
- Blazers: The blazer rightfully played its part at the shows for this season. Designers manipulated lapels, sleeves and pockets to make this much loved staple their own.
- Bomber Jackets: They popped up on the catwalks in NYFW and now they’ve hit London. Keep warm and feel free to walk into hard objects, these babies will save you.
- Military Coats: A play on the military jacket surfaced at various shows throughout the week. This trend continues to make a comeback every Fall and rightfully so!
- Peplum: See TREND: Peplum to understand why this is fantastic.
- Sequins: There’s no law that says sequins are for night time only. Designers at LFW worked sequins into day time looks and perhaps, in some cases, overdid it? [Although TFJ believes you can never have a sequin overload]
- Belted Waists: A few years ago the belted waist hit big globally. Since then it’s never really gone off trend, in fact it’s almost become a staple for any girl’s wardrobe. If you’re wearing something that is a little too lose or baggy and you want to emphasise your perfect waist, belt it!
Watch the slideshow below to see all the above trends in looks from the LFW shows!
London Fashion Week all wrapped up!