Another London Fashion Week has drawn to a close, and we had front row seats (figuratively) to all the best street style catwalks outside the BFC Show Space.
Amongst the wave of professional and amateur photographers swarming the pavement at 180 The Strand, we managed to photograph our sunglasses and optics on some of the coolest and most confident attendees.
Melissa Azar in Forum
James May in Brook
Meli Eakin in Novello
Narelle Kheng in Apollo
After a long weekend, we made it out to the other side. Despite being totally fashioned-out, we've picked out our top 5 street style trends for the autumn season:
1) Embroidery - There were embroidered boots, jeans, tops, hats, bags, blouses, jackets ... everything embroidered!
2) Pink - Pink seemed to creep up almost everywhere. From bright, fuschia, flared pants, to rose-tinted and candy hair tones, pink was a not a colour to be messed with. Go hard or go home.
3) Tweed & Tartan - These two trends were definitely the most popular trends we spotted throughout the week. With Burberry heavily showcasing their latest update of their classic check, it's no wonder everyone wanted a piece for themselves. We expect to see autumnal tweed and tartan garments everywhere this winter.
4) Eyewear - Now we promise we aren't JUST saying this because we love eyewear. We are deadly serious. Sunglasses have always been a staple accessory at Fashion Week, but this season was unlike any other! Optics and sunglasses appeared left, right and centre, all day everyday! Everyone was experimenting with shape and colour, so our frames fit in perfectly.
5) Berets - So.many.berets. In all colours. Our favourite was worn by the lovely Nancy Miti aka @lippie143 who sported a bright crimson beret against lilac-dipped locks ... colour clashing to perfection! And who says no to a bit of Parisian chic?
Sophie Hooper in Colston
Alongside our snapping duties, we also managed to steal fashion stylist Cynthia Lawrence-John away for a Q&A about this seasons trends and what it’s like working alongside a designer to bring a collection to life on the runway.
How did you come about working with Rhys Ellis?
I spotted his collection during a Graduate fashion week 2016. I loved his collection... both creatively and also that he had found a way of re-using discarded Nespresso capsules and creating something both beautiful and wearable!
What was your favourite piece from his collection?
All of it!
What is the best part about collaborating with a designer at LFW?
I love collaborating with designers who are experimental in their approach to design and fashion! It's exciting seeing the collection coming together! Some of the dresses in Rhy's collection have taken 5 months to create by hand.
What keys trends did you spot during LFW?
I have no idea. I loathe trends... I like to observe collections for their creativity and beauty. That is what fashion should be about. Also, I love trends which evolve organically from street culture. Very often those same trends are picked up by designers later down the line.... a year later.
What is your one key LFW essential item of clothing?
Boilersuit and a good pair of sneakers, you need stamina for fashion week!
What other accessory is paramount to survive LFW?
Water! A good Tote bag for all the freeness, a stylish rain coat... not a good look turning up to a show looking like a soaked exchange student!
What were your favourite shows/presentations?
Roksanda, Ashish, Molly Goddard and of course Fashion East!Missed our last blog story?
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