Usually, during the London Fashion Week designers showcase incredibly unique and original visions on the runway. As a result, it is hard to talk about fashion trends spotted during LFW. However, this year, the Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion tendencies were quite obvious even for the untrained eye. Still, that does not mean that they were boring and uninspiring. Here are the fashion trends that made the biggest impression on London’s catwalks.
Geometric elements could be seen during every day of the event. They were integrated mainly in the textures and the prints of the designs. Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic used the trend in the cut and the print of the items in their collections. Christopher Kane, on the other hand, surprised the audience with dress folds that reminded of origami. The result was unexpectedly stunning. Nevertheless, there was almost nothing bold in the geometric vision of the designers, since they relied more on simplistic styles and soft colours.
Oxblood Red and Royal Blue
Speaking of colours, oxblood red and royal blue were everywhere. Oxblood red was also seen on the runways in New York a few days ago. Therefore, it is more than obvious that this will be one of the hottest trends during the autumn and the winter. Royal blue was also a popular colour during the New York Fashion Week and it seems that London also approves of this fashion tendency. The good thing about this particular shade of blue is that it can be very flattering. Unfortunately, that is not the case with oxblood red. This nuance of red is not made for everyone. Despite that, it is great for accessories.
The layers at London Fashion Week were not only multiple, but they were also matching. From Gilesa and Burberry to Peter Oilotto and Temperley – nearly all collections included this trend. Although this may sound a bit boring to you, it did not leave such an impression. In fact, it was quite nice and wearable.
Prepare for the rise of asymmetry. Jackets, dress and skirt will become asymmetric during the last months of 2014. Particularly interesting was the case with asymmetric skirts. That is because it was impossible to definite their length. Often, they were at half-ankle length on one side and on knee length on the other.
Actually, calling this trend “maximalism” would be an oversimplification. The reason was that clothing items did not offer just one maximalist elements, but an entire array of them. For instance, Peter Pilotto’s collection include complex layering, multiple textures, as well as incredibly bold prints. It almost seemed like a celebration of maximalism. The question is how wearable is that?
Folklore-inspired pieces came in earthly colours and heavy textures. The interesting part was that the designers that presented this vision are known for trends in the exact opposite direction. Mary Katrntzou was one of them. Although her trademark is digital prints, her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection offered much more details and impressive craftsmanship.
Even though the majority of these trends are really nice to look at, very few of them are wearable. It is interesting to see how they would translate into the day-to-day fashion this fall and winter.