London Fashion Week 2009 Trends
Now London fashion week is coming to a close it’s time to look at some of the trends coming out of the week. And with it being the 25th anniversaryÂ of LFW there were some really amazing collections and shows. It seems black is indeed, the new black. Topman showed off an amazing collection of cool and sophisticated clothes with a few large splashes of blue and turquoise giving the catwalk show a really striking feel.Â If you’re a fan ofÂ Jeremy Scott then get ready to embrace your caveman side, with his collection having a strong flinstones feel we hope you won’t mind looking like you should be in a Frosties advert. Don’t be fooled though, he has actually dressed some of the best including Lady Gaga. He describes his style asÂ ‘pop fashion with a twist’, and we couldn’t agree more, at least it’s different! Jaeger are always a popular choice and this fashion week they have gone for the monochrome look, mixing nearly every outfit with one colourful piece or accessory it’s very visually exciting and has a very classic look. They’re using lots of prints and sharp angles in their clothes and it really helps create that dramatic look they are famous for. Despite having a mainly monochromatic collection you will find a few striking red and blue items to stand out from all the black. A LWF favourite Vivienne Westwood said that culture, classical books, music and paintings have inspired her collection, and there isn’t an item in the whole collection that doesn’t echo that feel. Being safe has never been one of her strong points and this week was no exception, although the colours used were possibly not quite as bright as other designers’ they were very bold in their construction and effect. There is a definite liniar and diamond feel to the collection and although some pieces were a bit ‘out there’, they seemed to be very wearable indeed!Â PPQ had a brilliant show this year, and again they were echoing the monochromatic and print feel of the week with some really striking and bold prints, to tightfitting dresses with volumous sleeves and collars.Â Apart from the standard black they were also using a lot of pink and orange to bring the show to life.
So it seems that with the traditional blacks and greys we get throughout winter you will also now be encouraged to dress boldly and bring the summer during the cold days with a splash of red, pink, orange and even some bedrock print!
Images from www.londonfashionweek.co.uk