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It only seems like last week that we were announcing our sponsorship of London Fashion Week, and we’ve had a brilliant time at Somerset House this week watching all the Spring/Summer 2012 trends strut down the runway!
However, more importantly, Autumn/Winter 2011 has already arrived! So before you think about piecing together that all-important wardrobe, we thought we’d take a look back at the A/W11 trends that came hard and fast straight off the catwalks in February…
It may be the season for layering, but bright colours certainly haven’t gone into hibernation! Electric shades took fashionistas by surprise back in February, as they lit up the runways of Matthew Williamson and Roksanda Illinic. The key to working this trend is to focus on accessories – make sure these match your look by choosing the right colour to clash!
This Autumn/Winter, keep an eye out for structure – think 60’s inspired minimalist shift dresses in a mix of fabrics – as seen storming the catwalks of Burberry, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders. This clean look is great for flattering your figure, and works effortlessly for any occasion!
It seems the whole fashion world has gone crazy for pleats, and we’re not hiding the fact that we’ve fallen head over heels! Bora Aksu, DAKS, and Amanda Wakeley took full advantage of this tailored look, which ties in perfectly with the English Heritage trends that are due to be big this Autumn/Winter. Wear this trend in a more classic manner, with sheer blouses and quilted jackets.
Despite the AW11 collections being more colourful than previous seasons, Monochrome still managed to turn heads over at Somerset House. Seen at both Julien Macdonald and Giles, this trend is the perfect combination of dramatic impact and chic styling. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures and fabrics when piecing together this trend – the limited colour palette means that you can be a bit more playful!
It was bonkers at Burberry. And I’m not just talking about the clothes. Sienna Miller, Gemma Arterton, Tali Lennox, Tallulah Harlech, Donna Air, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kanye West, Ellie Goulding and Sam Cam, each cut their own sartorial dash, glamping at the Perspex tent in Kensington Gardens. It was an unusually unsummery collection which is fine by me as it gave me some pointers as to what I want to wear right now.
My fellow frowers [that’s front rowers] have got it down pat rocking next season’s trends right now. So what are my tips? Jumpers with posh skirts. Still a trend come next summer so do snap up a fisherman’s knit and wear with a skirt that is suitably stylish. Florals? Who doesn’t have something floral lurking in their wardrobe? Hot for winter and even hotter come spring. Neon flashes. I know I’ve said it once, but for those alarmed by the trend, dip your toe in the water by investing in a skinny belt or bracelet. A flash suffices. Do not, repeat not, wear head to toe! Trust me. You’ll love it.
This is fashion darling, reporting from fashion’s front line, Somerset House, London WC2.
There really is nothing quite like a Burberry show. For the second season season running this great British stalwart chose to show at London fashion Week. Ahhh Burberry. You’ve already seen Posh Spice clip-clopping away in one of the must-have spring summer mini pleat trenches, and you can completely see her prancing about in of the myriad of fabulous aviator inspired shearling jackets from the autumn/winter show today. If I ever have to fly myself to a dinner a date I’ll throw on one of their gorgeoues fitted ruched cocktail dresses, a pair of what will definitely be must-have aviator-style pilot boots and one of the many fantastic interpretations of a the Burberry shearling military aviator jacket, that designer Christopher Bailey conjured up.
Front rowers included The September Issue herself, American Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, the Hollywood fashion queens the Olsen twins, new kid on the block Carey Mulligan and Kate Hudson. What’s more for a select few around the globe, the show was streemed live in 3D and customers could buy the looks fresh from the catwalk online, straight after the event itself.
Now that’s fashion for you in 2010.