The One & Only Report
What We Learned From London Fashion Week
As London Fashion Week once again draws to a close, the stage is set for the new season. Among traditional big knits and autumnal tones, designers opted to ruffle feathers (quite literally in Mary Katrantzou’s case) and deliver contrasting texture for autumn/winter 2019. Lace, often a favourite for spring lines also made an appearance on the catwalk. Plus classic tailoring was never far away.
From sculptured silhouettes to powerful statements, we take a look at the key trends that will shape your style for the coming season.
Making a statement with accessories
Hailed as the next must-have accessory, JW Anderson’s chain-covered shoulder bags led the way for accessory trends. Both mini crossovers and giant shoppers also made an appearance offering a diverse selection of trends to match key pieces.
Favourites of fashion week included Gucci’s classic black handbags with distinctive gold detailing alongside Max Mara’s larger than life yet sleek shoppers. In true Vivienne Westwood style, slogan bags adorned with I ♥ CR*P graced the catwalk (in reference to her take on consumer rubbish) highlighting the conversation around ethics and sustainability in the industry.
An autumn/winter season wouldn’t be complete without a fabulous array of trends that can be worn over the festive period. Erdem offered a spectacular selection of grand looks inspired by 1960s Rome. Voluminous texture, sparkling sequins and giant bows were a prominent feature and added a striking air of strength and femininity to the collection.
Expressive sports luxe
Hailed as P.E kit glamour by Vogue, Riccardo Tisci unveiled his second collection for Burberry with a sports luxe vibe. Another debut for the designer saw Gigi Hadid storm the catwalk in a monochrome deconstructed ensemble. And of course, the statement Burberry check made an appearance throughout its outerwear. To complement the collection, emblazoned slogan crossover bags perfected the look.
The wide-belt revival
Waist belts were a surprising feature on the catwalk this season, and the message here was the bigger, the better. Teaming a nipped-in waist with oversized knits and even wider-leg trousers creates a striking silhouette, something Trinny and Susannah would be proud of.
A pop of colour
For a refreshing twist on traditional palettes, Molly Goddard delighted the catwalk with an array of colourful dresses and brazen texture. Bold is the name of the game here, and the selection of animated tones including pinks, yellows and purples offered the perfect contrast to tailored trousers and chunky footwear. Accessories were also a vibrant feature in collections with mellow yellow clutches from Victoria Beckham and funky emerald teddyesque handbags from Ashley Williams.
There’s no doubt a scarf is a must-have for autumn/winter. However, designer Alexa Chung has revived its versatility with a display of empowering headscarves and extra long knitted options in dark and luxurious tones perfect for the colder months.
London has a unique way of expressing its appetite for haute couture, and this is captured throughout each designer collection. So for now, we bid farewell to the razzmatazz of fashion week and eagerly await the chance to wear the next big trends for autumn/winter 2019.
Our Next Pop-Up Sale
Thirsty for more? On Thursday 7th March ONLY (note this is a ONE DAY sale) we are returning to London, be sure to take note of our new venue for March: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London. The closest tube station is Baker St.
Due to the high demand for VIP Tickets, we are changing the format to ensure your shopping experience runs as smoothly as possible. VIP is now split into 2 waves, the first wave is from 10am-11am (GOLD) and the second wave is from 11am-12pm (SILVER).
You can purchase via Eventbrite on the links below:
The sale will be open to the general public from 12.00pm and we will be closing at 7.00pm. Walk-ins are most welcome.