There were a number of trends which emerged over London fashion week, the biggest being the Choclately brown tones that were seen on so many of the catwalks. A definite colour to watch for Fall 2020 and one that I think will both replace and complement the paler camel colour that has been everywhere this season. Leather continues to be another key trend and was seen on the catwalk in pretty much every form, from coats to skirts and everything in-between. There was an overall feeling of sleek and polished looks, that were both feminine, sexy and grown up.
For me, Mouret plugged the gap that Victoria Beckham seemed to miss this season. The runway was full of beautiful silk blouses, skirt and dresses, with gorgeous neck ties and and frilled cuffs. A really beautiful collection for the modern-day working woman with references to the 80’s. The dresses were stand-out pieces for me, feeling both effortless and elegant. I also loved the millennial pink suit and the cut, with slouchy culottes.
The show felt different and fresh. With heavy doses of minimalism it really stood out. Triangles were a big piece of the collection, with reference being taken from delicate triangle bralettes and turned into sophisticated little skill dresses. The motif continued across the collection being used in patchwork form or in cut-out necklines. The signature colour of the collection was chocolate brown, and really gave a glamorous edge to the delicate pieces.
Another favourite for being polished and sophisticated, yet wearable. There were intriguing necklines and a gorgeous mix of textures. I loved the leather pieces, including suit jackets and pleated skirts and my favourite look was the shacked tucked into a leather wrap skirt which really elevated such a casual item. I also loved the brown silk dress with cut-out shoulder detail, which would be a gorgeous party piece for the festive season.
As always, Erdem’s collection was strikingly flamboyant, this season inspired by Cecil Beaton’s “Bright Young Things”. This collection however had a certain amount of wearability that previous collections haven’t. I particularly loved the heavily embellished collars tied over otherwise plain sweatshirts, a fantastic take on the statement necklace. Unlike the unstructured dress shapes of last season, this collection was fair more tailored in this silhouette, with dresses reminiscent of the vintage cuts, particularly in terms of hem lines with many tea dresses in smaller floral prints.
The collection combined exquisite draping, voluminous skirts and a feminine silhouette. The soft draping provided a contrast to the harsher sharply cut collars and and leather pieces. The palette also contained chocolate tones, shades of camel and a heavy dose of black, however it was punctuated by a few brightly coloured stand out pieces. The cornflower blue coat was cut to perfection and the billowing bright green party dresses were fun, while also being simple and effortless.