And just as quick as it started, it came to an end. London Fashion Week came to a close as quickly as Milan Fashion Week began. The womenswear fashion carousel with SS15 trends departs at many stops, each city poses a signature style that all seek to replicate, transcend and re-invent.
London is known as the city of the new. Milan and Paris could be said to imbue the qualities of the classic, New York the focused, leaving London to be the home of not the ‘play it safers’, but those who embroil themselves in the avant-garde. London is the home of the punk, the minimal, the dainty feminine and the sartorial masculine. It’s a cornucopia of differing aesthetics and visions.
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But what sets the stage after London Fashion Week? What continues to carry on its artistic fire? Thanks to Jesse Elli from Nuffnang, Estilo Tendances was given access to London Fashion Weekend.
On the cusp of the main event, London Fashion Weekend continues to align the creative minds of fashion, alongside giving every shopaholic their dream moment of a bounty of over 250 designer couture at a fraction of the prices.
The main event was the Trend Catwalk. The show aims to highlight the current Spring Summer 2015 styles for the coming season, swaying toward designers to offer us wearable confluences of the season’s top trends.
See which are the 4 Major SS15 Trends from London Fashion Weekend
#1 Hyper Florals
The floral motif is a print that is always in full bloom. The perennial trend is blossoming to new, louder heights this season, with the botanicals arranged by the likes of Marni, Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane into gaudy pops of explosive colour. Buttercup yellows, verdant greens and oversized petals forming the mix-and-match separates.
#2 Shimmer & Shine:
The freshly faces models looked like palatial, glittering pillars as they floated down the hoary runway their dresses glinting in the light of the cameras’ flashes. The metallic of the nighties matured and became more refined in the ateliers of Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant. Radiant pastels and sequins gleam a shimmering silhouette, accessible to all ages and both night and day.
#3 Make It Monochrome:
It can be said that black will only ever come out of fashion when a darker colour is invented. A monochromatic masquerade was fluttered down the runway by Alexander Wang and 3.1 Philip Lim, two designers known for the minimalist approach to aesthetics. Black and white is dotted with bold geometrics of oversized stripes and two-tone finishes.
#4: That Seventies Show
The 70’s is an epoch of fashion that can only be described as infamous. Whereas decades such as the 60’s or 40’s brought a focus on restraint and subtly, the 70’s introduced a never before seen strive for opulence. The grandeur and exaggeration of the 70’s is refined to fit a contemporary audience by Diane von Furstenburg and Issa, whose neutral hues and delicate sprinkling of details imbued the flower child with elegance. Suedes, crotchet, fringe and lace characterise this wild decade.
Spring is here and with it, so are the SS15 trends. London Fashion Weekend presented their 4 major SS15 trends, and we, at Estilo Tendances love the hyper floral trend and cannot wait to incorporate it in all of our daily outfits!