The fashion spotlight shifted from New York to London last week, as London Fashion Week hit the capital. However there was a change of location for the iconic event this year, moving from the picturesque Somerset House to a transformed Brewer Street car park in the edgy and ever creative Soho. According to the British Fashion Housing Statistics, over 5,000 fashion insiders, buyers and journalists attended the week-long event, in an area labelled the most creative space, per square foot, of anywhere in the world!
Now we’ve set the scene for what this year’s London Fashion Week was really like, how about we give you the lowdown on what you’ll want to get your hands on before between now and spring!
Before we get started, here at Image by Tania we feel it’s vital to explain that most of the styles that come out of fashion week are a bit wacky and appear a little out there, but these ideas should form the basis of your wardrobe. It’s a starting point, shall we say, of what styles are set to be hot in 2016.
This season, the stand-out trends are as follows…
On this year’s catwalks, you would struggle to not see a ruffle appearing in some form. Appropriate for work or an evening, this tailoring makes any silhouette appear more streamlined, whilst allowing you to stand out from the crowd. Simone Rocha and Marques Almeida were just two of the designers showcasing this style, and it screamed effortless chic.
Don’t be green with envy
At each fashion week, there is usually one stand-out colour which dominates the catwalk. This year was no different; parrot-green simply stole the show. A colour complimentary to almost every skin tone and hair colour, it’s a shade which you might want to incorporate into your wardrobe in the coming months. Whether it’s via a killer pair of green heels or a stand-out blouse, it should be a go-to colour in spring 2016. If you want to really be a top player in the fashion stakes, why not combine the ruffle and green trend in one stunning piece.
Layer me up
Layering has been dubbed the most intelligent way to dress in 2016, whatever the weather. Sleeveless gilets and a wide variety of capes were all over the catwalks this year, with wider sleeves being a prominent trend too.
Burberry is the British brand which never fails to disappoint come fashion week. Kate Moss was in attendance, a front row regular, along with Alison Moyet who was the musical talent gracing the iconic brands catwalk. This year, a superb mix of fragile, lace white dresses and thick cashmere jackets were the talk of the show and it’s this mix of fabrics which its CEO Christopher Bailey felt was essential to the show. He firmly believes fashion should be seasonless, a sentiment echoed by fashion goddess and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
Fashion shouldn’t be given a specific time frame, so if you like these trends and would like to see them in your closet, don’t feel you have to wait until spring. It is key, though, to ensure you don’t get too immersed in a particular trend, and instead stay true to your own individual style, body shape, and most importantly, personality.
Here at Image by Tania we love making men and women look, and most importantly, feel great. If you would like any further tips or advice on anything from personal styling to colour analysis, then get in touch today.