Top 5 trends from LFW SS15: Day 3
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As we wave goodbye to one summer, it’s time to welcome in another at London Fashion Week SS15! The biggest and best names in design have put together their fashion n forecasts for next summer, and you can get ahead with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London’s biggest fashion event: Sheer genius Tantalising sheer fabrics were made even more tempting at Richard Nicoll; chiffon was draped over and under silks, satins and delicate muted metallic layers, giving extra dimension to flimsy floaty fabrics, but the real standout look of the show was undoubtedly the glow-in-the-dark fibre optic dress! Meanwhile, at Mary Katrantzou, gone were the brand’s iconic prints in favour of playful textures; metallic lace teamed with pleated chiffon, heavily embroidered sheer panels, and transparent tops with futuristic-looking panels that appeared to hover in place around models’ shapes. There’s sure to be plenty of new sheer styles on offer for SS15, but hold on to this year’s sheer blouses and vests and simply give them an update by layering them with metallic or lace camisoles, or knotting a silk scarf around the waist or a shoulder strap. Summer layering A simple underlying palette of black, white and grey lent itself well to innovative summer layering at Temperley, working with both pastel shades and a bolder, rosy palette of red, peach and dusky pink. Inspired by Japanese Shunga ink paintings, woodblock prints and surreal sea creatures, designer Alice Temperley mixed rich fabric choices and prints across smart tailoring, flowing capes and kimonos, separates and dresses to create fun, playful layered looks. Layering was also key at Ashley Williams, although with a decidedly more rebellious, grungy edge – think graphic printed slips and sheer shirt dresses worn over long sleeved tops and buttoned-up shirts, and jumpers over tunics over trousers, for a fresh take on ‘90s trends that refuse to go away.
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