Tuesday, October 1, 2013

London Fashion Week Spring 2014 Trends

In true British style, London Fashion week was accompanied by heavy downpours. However, there was no need for umbrellas on the cat walks as the collections were extremely pretty with a relaxed feel. Crop tops. slits and sheer looks remain favorites for oh so many a designer. This is what the London capital has to offer spring 2014.

Polka Dots. There was a smattering of polka dots on cotton, silk and organza with a surprise combination of polka dots and stripes ala Christopher Bailey over at Burberry Prorsum.

From L-R: Margaret Howell, Topshop Unique, Mathew Williamson, Burberry Prorsum and Meadham Kirchhoff

Pleats. Pleats have been bursting out on many runways and fast becoming one of the trends to watch out for come spring 2014.

From L-R: Roksanda Illincic, Holly Fulton, Todd Lynn, Osman and Barbara Casasola

Wide Leg Trousers. The boy meets girl trend noticeable from New York made a stop over on the catwalks of London fashion week.

From L-R: Topshop Unique, Mulberry, Paul Smith, DAKS and Todd Lynn

Stripes. This nautical trend proves its staying power yet again for many designers and their collections.

From L-R: Ashish, Bora Aksu, Jasper Conran, Emilia Wickstead and Emilio de Morena

Wide Sleeves. London runways had a running theme of stiff wide arms/sleeves going on in half their collections for spring 2014.

From L-R: DAKS, J JS Lee, Barbara Casasola, KTZ and Osman

Full Skirts. Billowing out from the waist to the floor, full skirts flared out from waists for the most gorgeous of gowns.

From L-R: Emilia Wickstead, Temperley London, Fyodor Golan, John Rocha and Holly Fulton

Sweaters. Soft and light knits in pastel shades made great toppers for pencil skirts, shorts and dresses for those chilly summers.

From -R: Christopher Kane, Preen, Topshop Unique, Burberry Prorsum and Markus Lupfer

Slip Dressing. Plain and printed slip dresses hang from the tiniest or straps layered or not, slips are going to be outer wear for spring 2014.

From L-R: House Of Holland, Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchhoff, Topshop Unique and Preen

High-Low Hemlines. A noticeable change compared to New York Fashion Week, hem lines were more definitive with high – low edges.

From L-R: DAKS, Antonio Berardi, Emilia Wickstead, Maria Grachvogel and PPQ

Shorts. Spring 2014 will definitely be for leg baring because the shorts and short suits were very much popular on most runways.

From L-R: Paul Smith, Fyodor Golan, Jasper Conran, DAKS and Osman

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