London Fashion Week AW15 - Key Trends

With London Fashion Week coming to an end today and New York now a distant memory, thanks to the ease and accessibility of social media platforms such as snapchat, instagram and live streaming, I was able to feel like a dedicated fashion week follower without even having to leave my front room. So after observing the catwalk shows from all of the top designers, I bring you my favourite key trends emerging for Fall 2015.  

Furs – Sometimes a touch of fur is all you need. Fur coats and necklines remain the rage for AW15 (Prabal Gurang, Michael Kors, Jason Wu, and Topshop Unique)

Embellishment – For all the lovers of bling out there you will welcome Intricate detailing, sparkle, sequins and jewel encrusted pieces with open arms into your wardrobe - possibly my personal favourite trend! (Reem Acra, Jenny Packham, Emilia Wicksted & Preen)

Feathers – Sheer fabrics with strategically placed feathers, peacock feathers, full floaty maxi skirts all worthy of red carpet attendance! (Marchesa, Jenny Packham, Alice + Olivia)

Pink – From pale pastels to bubblegum, pink is back. (J.Crew, Kate Spade and Holly Fulton).

Orange - A vibrant injection on statement pieces including coats, scarves and dresses. (Victoria Beckham , Jenny Packham and Amanda Wakely) 

This pop of colour was added into many collections, stepping away from the standard sea of beige and neutrals expected at this time of year.

Asymmetric - Hemlines and necklines were massively celebrated by many designers this season as was the return of the one shoulder. (Victoria Beckham, Monique Lhullier and Narcisco Rodriguez)

Fringe – Boots (Rebecca Minkoff), hemlines (Burberry, Alexander Wang & Eudon Choi) and classic boho necklines (Ralph Lauren) are all making a big comeback. In fact Burberry, who put on a magical show of choral voices and metallic confetti, brought back shearling (and lots of it), 70’s boho with fringed suede, ponchos, and patchwork on a huge scale – probably one of the most hippiest collections I’ve seen for a long time but still pure genius.

Bring on Milan and Paris!

Image source: Holly Fulton Aw15 press release