Here at Jane Norman we love all things fashion! And that’s why we teamed up with our gorgeous guest blogger Hayley of Frock Me I’m Fabulous to reflect back on the highlights of LFW. From layering to monochrome to all white, she gives us the low down on what’s hot.
Day 1 at LFW…
Highlights of day one include hanging out at The Apartment where I streamed some shows live! My favourite shows of day one had to be Sass & Bide, Eudon Choi and J.JS Lee as they were all really tailored /military inspired and incorporated lots of layering into their collection, which is set to be a huge trend this season and one that I personally love. We saw lots of monotone shades with key colours such as white, forest green and black.
On day one I attended backstage at the Shao Yen show with Bumble and Bumble – the hair was divided into sections, plaited and tied into several kiss curls, the inspiration was ‘90’s Japanese’ and it looked great! I then went onto Felder Felder where Schwarzkopf were doing the hair and Zoeva doing the makeup -there was a ’70’s grunge’ theme running throughout the look which fed into the clothes too. At the show I spotted a lot of deep V necks, lace and flared skirts. On the front row of Felder Felder I spotted Millie Mackintosh and Rosie Fortescue of MIC and blogger/YouTuber Victoria from In The Frow.
Day 2 at LFW…
My favourite shows of the day were; Emilia Wickstead Holly Fulton and 1205, as each show saw a really neutral /pastel colour palette with lots of feminine silhouettes – pink is going to be ‘the colour’ this Winter so take note! I definitely think that ‘less is more’ when it comes to styling this Winter. Invest in key pieces that you can re-wear with various outfits and layer easily.
The most fun show of the day for me had to be House of Holland – kudos to Henry as he really pulled it out of the bag this season, I adored his collection as everything was really wearable and he was quite daring and fun with colour palettes but there wasn’t anything garish or unwearable – I loved it all! We saw Henry pairing unlikely colour combinations such as pink on red and purple on green but they worked surprisingly well. He also had a conveyor belt moving catwalk, which was a genius idea – he’s always one step ahead, which is something I admire and makes him a true designer!
I headed back to Somserset House to snap some more street style, where I bumped into the lovely Zoe of Zoe London blog and also spotted Rosie from The Londoner (looking as glamorous as ever!). The courtyard at Somerset House is a great place to spot celebrities and bloggers during fashion week! I also had my pictures taken for a few websites which was great fun and also really exciting!
Day 3 of LFW…
On day 3 a key trend that really stood out to me was really clean cut tailoring and slightly more masculine silhouettes with cropped shorts and sleeveless pieces. My favourite key shows of the day had to be David Koma (always a winner in my eyes with super clean cut wearable pieces), Margaret Howell and Topshop Unique – who also put on a great show. Day 3 saw a real muted colour palette with shades of grey, nude and black – minimalism is the way forward this Winter!
Day 4 of LFW…
Day four for me was all about the white trend! We’ll be seeing white, white and more white this season it seems, its been really popular to pair white together and layer it up too. My favourite designers which showcased this look had to be Barbara Casasola Osman and Peter Pilotto who all seemed to nail the trend!
A few other favourite shows from day four had to be absolute classics, Erdem and Burberry. Erdem saw lots of florals, long floaty silhouettes and feminine shapes, whilst Burberry was bringing back the 70’s in a big way – we’re talking fringing, suede and folk/paisley print. The Burberry show is always a favourite of mine every season as its always such an incredible show. The FROW at Burberry consisted of Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Mario Testino and Sam Smith – can’t really get anymore amazingness on one bench I don’t think?!
Day 5 of LFW…
The final day of fashion week for me was all about the ‘fun factor’ and seeing lots of mixed trends on the runway. My favourite show of the day was the Anya Hindmarch show. Her bags are always incredible and last year I was lucky enough to see her show which was amazing! I loved the playfulness of the Ashley Williams show and also the durable materials and fun shapes of the Christopher Raeburn show – they also collaborated with UGG on the shoes which looked pretty cool!
The Emilio De La Morena show was fun, we spotted lots of faux fur, metallic and velvet, which are set to be popular trends for this A/W! After the show I headed off to grab some last chance street style snaps then hung out at The Apartment with some blogger pals to finish off a great week!
I can’t wait until some of these beautiful trends start to hit the stores this Autumn! My favourite trends have to be the 70’s, minimalism and military with palettes of monochrome, khaki, all white and nude! What a great season we are in for!
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Love Jane x