Two cities down, two more to go! London Fashion Week wrapped up yesterday, and we're here to give you all you need to know on the top trends. Graphic prints, miniskirts, and experimental silhouettes were among the ideas presented for Fall, and color made a return to the Fall runway. Click our slideshow to get the full scoop on what came out of London Fashion Week.
Dogs seem to be growing in importance at Fashion Week as many of them were spotted at Mulberry, and then they were the inspiration at Topshop Unique! Well, 101 dogs in particular as Cruella de Vil's theme music opened the show. There were plenty of spots, faux fur and dog-print pieces which slowly gave way to more glamorous items and party dresses — perfect for the 2011 festive season.
- Trends: Monochome, clashing prints
- Colours: Black, white, yellow, blue
- Key Looks: Black and white spotted faux-fur coat
- Accessories: Knee socks, fur stole, spotted ankle boots
- Who Would Wear It: Young girls who like to have fun with fashion.
Mulberry transformed Claridges into the English countryside this morning for the Autumn '11 show. The collection stayed true to the great outdoors with traditional heritage fabrics and ladylike ensembles. There were plenty of pleated midi length skirts in a range of eye popping colours including green. Since it was Mulberry, all eyes were on the accessories which included the new Polly pushlock which is sure to be the brands next it-bag. A lot of the bags had top handles and gold hardware adding to the ladylike feel of the ensembles, although they were still quite bulky. The show attracted a celebrity audience including Kirsten Dunst and Gemma Arterton.
- Trends: Heritage, midi length, pleats, mixed textures.
- Colours: Khaki, metallic, green, lilac, dark blue.
- Key Looks: Long, pleated metallic dress.
- Accessories: Top handle handbags with gold hardware, skinny belts, knee-high socks.
- Who Would Wear It: Feminine girls who aren't afraid of colour and like tradition!
Photos by Chris Moore Courtesy of Mulberry
Sass and Bide brought a ray of sunshine to a chilly London day with its latest collection. The Australian designer duo showed a typically free-spirited collection this evening with block color and clashing prints titled "Boogie and the Historymaker." An eye-catching color palette was used of bright pink and orange, which was broken up with statement accessories like a thick beaded belt. The prints had a tribal feel and were teamed with hand-painted wraps. Pieces were long, flowing, and produced from soft silk and suede. Designers Sarah Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton commented, "This season's girl is free spirited and strangely wonderful, she'll be wearing this collection everywhere."
- Trends: Color blocking, clashing prints, mixed textures.
- Colors: Pink, orange, monochrome.
- Key Looks: A long flowing pink dress with an asymmetric hem.
- Accessories: Statement belts, slouchy clutch bags, necklaces.
- Who Would Wear It: Glamorous, bohemian women who like to make a statement with color.