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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!
What are you supposed to do when you have some of the biggest shows back-to-back on one day like today? Easy. Wear really high heels, have another sugar and lemon pancake from the fabulous Creperie caravan outside the show venue and enjoy.
Celebrity best friends played fashion swappies for each other again today. Sienna Miller graced her mate Matthew Williamson’s front row along with the uber-chic Olivia Palermo of TV show the City. His show had a very grown-up New York ladylike look with sophisticated greys and burnt yellow shades and a glorious lavalike purple, blue, yellow and white print dress. Williamson then turned up to support Sienna and her sister Savannah at their boho-meets-classic Twenty8Twelve show. Get it? And Naomi Campbell returned the fashion favour and supported Vivienne Westwood’s fabulous urban-dandy Red Label show sitting front row with Kate Moss and Janet Jackson.
My favourite look: a tweed asymmetric red tartan pencil skirt with off the shoulder lurex top, knitted legwarmers with pompoms over tights and Marie-Antoinette hair. It’s all about leg accessories this season clearly. The king of bling, Julien Macdonald, sporting wedge boots (!), returned to his sexy signature knitwear roots via Jilly Coopers book Riding. His girls were ones who went from frolicking in the paddock to a frolicking about on a naughty night out in a sugarspun lace and knit mix cobweb dress in black and nude that looked like a negligee. As well as a floorlength black gown with fine lace insets on the bodice. I got to wear my glitter cat’s mask – the invitation to the Mulberry party, after their fabulous leopard -print-dosed -in-glitter inspired show. Next season it’s all about the Greta and the Edna when it comes to handbags!