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The 7 Biggest Trends From London Fashion Week

Feb 25 2014 - 8:00am

From Burberry [1] to Bora Aksu, Tom Ford [2] to Peter Pilotto [3], the London Fashion Week schedule is home to some of the world's most famous established brands and promising new talent. The trends on show are always a representation of London's great fashion juxtaposition between heritage brands and edgy newcomers, combining reliable classics with new and exciting ideas. This season, we saw wearable silhouettes, punchy prints, subversive sparkle, and lots of orange and blue (often together). Scroll through to discover the seven big trends you'll want to keep your eye on!

— Additional reporting by Mary Yasmine Arrouche

The Deep Blue She

There was definitely no shortage of cobalt, royal blue, and International Klein Blue on the runways in London. Shown across a whole breadth of looks, from sparkly dresses at Julien Macdonald to picnic blanket skirts at J. JS Lee, this is one shade you will definitely want to add to your Winter wardrobe. For the ultimate catwalk-inspired look, team with grey and black, and look out for statement knits and coats in bold blue hues.

The Deep Blue She

Peter Pilotto

The Deep Blue She

David Koma

The Deep Blue She

Topshop [4] Unique

The Deep Blue She

Julien Macdonald

The Deep Blue She

J. JS Lee

A Bit of Fluff

Fluffy fur trims covered everything from coat sleeves to dress pockets on the London runways. Collars offer the easiest way to try this trend, with great looks from Preen and House of Holland [5]. But don't overlook the more outrageous takes; Matthew Williamson [6] trimmed eveningwear with two-toned fur, while Felder Felder [7] added tactile fluffy sleeves to a shiny biker jacket.

A Bit of Fluff

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

A Bit of Fluff

Matthew Williamson

A Bit of Fluff

House of Holland

A Bit of Fluff

Peter Pilotto

A Bit of Fluff

Felder Felder

Statement Scarves

Forget shoes and bags. The accessory you need to invest in next season is a scarf. They were perhaps most prolific at Burberry [8], where barely a look hit the runway without some kind of painted silk scarf topping it. At Temperley, scarves and capes became interchangeable, slouchily layered up in china blue knits. Osman used them all over the body, as belts and ties as well as around the neck.

Statement Scarves

Peter Pilotto

Statement Scarves

KTZ

Statement Scarves

Osman

Statement Scarves

Burberry [9] Prorsum

Statement Scarves

Temperley London [10]

The Reptile House

Animal prints made way for snakeskins, crocodile embossing, python print, and all manner of other reptile skins this season. Emilia Wickstead led the way with her full-skirted coat dresses, while Simone Rocha and Topshop [11] Unique opted for yellow snake coats that would really make a statement. At Tom Ford [12], the look was more subdued, with a rich-looking red skirt suit benefitting from a reptilian texture.

The Reptile House

Simone Rocha

The Reptile House

Topshop [13] Unique

The Reptile House

Erdem [14]

The Reptile House

Tom Ford

The Reptile House

Emilia Wickstead

Sweaters and Pencils

The fashion editor wardrobe of pencil skirt and sweater had made its way from the front row onto the runway. London designers recognise that their consumer needs a wearable, warm look during the colder months, and this laid-back approach is just right. From bright green knits at Christopher Kane [15] to bobbly texture at Issa [16], there is the right jumper for everyone. As for the skirts, go high as the sky with Mary Katrantzou [17], or layer up with Michael van der Ham [18].

Sweaters and Pencils

Michael van der Ham

Sweaters and Pencils

Mary Katrantzou

Sweaters and Pencils

Marios Schwab

Sweaters and Pencils

Christopher Kane

Sweaters and Pencils

Issa [19]

Orange Is the New Black

Along with blue, the other big hue on the London catwalk was orange. From citrus brights to more muted marigold shades, designers showed loads of looks, almost all colorblocked to the max with matching shoes or tights and layered shades. Is the orange coat the new pink coat? Only time can tell.

Orange Is the New Black

Giles

Orange is the New Black

Antipodium [20]

Orange Is the New Black

Michael van der Ham

Orange Is the New Black

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Orange Is the New Black

Emilia Wickstead

Subversive Sequins

Heavy use of sequins is not exactly a new runway trend, but this season, London designers took the look away from eveningwear, instead choosing to embellish jeans, baseball jerseys, t-shirt dresses, and prim white frocks. Ashish [21] has been doing this for years, but took it to extremes this season with sequinned sportswear. And with even Tom Ford [22] getting in on the act, this is a trend you'll want to take notice of.

Subversive Sequins

House of Holland

Subversive Sequins

Ashish [23]

Subversive Sequins

Tom Ford

Subversive Sequins

Bora Aksu

Subversive Sequins

Fyodor Golan


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