Media Partners | Contributors | Advertise | Contact | Log in | Thursday 2 December 2021

Top 5 trends from LFW SS15: Day 5


Share This Article:

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:

Back to school bags

Anya Hindmarch’s (pictured right) kooky bags are always a highlight at Fashion Week and, true to form, her offerings for SS15 were playful, fun and guaranteed to inspire hundreds of high-street takes on the trend!  ‘90s high-school customisation was the obvious inspiration, with dinky handheld and duffle bags covered in colourful applique designed to look like doodles, paint splodges, badges and patches. Bubblegum brand logos also appeared on outer pockets of handbags or as clutches, while others were shaped like tubular pencil cases and chunky oversized pencils – we thought it was impossible for Hindmarch to beat last season’s everyday groceries-inspired collection, but she just might have done it with these delightfully nostalgic little numbers!

A bug’s life

Insect inspirations led to innovative shapes and details at H by Hakaan Yildirim, with bees and wasps taking precedence over traditionally ‘prettier’ creepy crawlies. Honeycomb-like panels were riveted together to make interesting patterns on form-fitting dresses and a relaxed oversize coats, while insect bodies influenced shapes to create exciting, futuristic new silhouettes – think nipped-in waists, exaggerated hips and exoskeleton-inspired lines. Bold black and yellow stripes featured on tight bodycon dresses and gauzy straight skirts, and graphic bee motifs were emblazoned on yellow or white sporty sweaters.

Hawaii under the sea

For anyone harbouring dreams of being a mermaid, Ryan Lo’s (pictured right) exotic aquatic trend is the one for you come SS15! Setting the scene with palm tree leaves and ukuleles, and by perching models on inflatable sea creatures, deckchairs and giant coral seats, Lo created the perfect backdrop for his beachy collection. Octopus-appliques, coral-esque lurex, pinky lace and bright nautical striped tube dresses with glittering gold sun and surf evoked a playful holiday atmosphere. Finished with Sailor Moon-inspired jewellery and strappy sandals, this lively collection provided plenty of inspiration for next year’s holiday wardrobe!

Sequinned separates

Ashish’s signature sparkles were out in force once again for his new season show – relaxed separates in rainbow and snakeskin all-over sequins were dominating trends, sometimes teamed with sporty jersey basics, sometimes doubled-up for full-on sequin overload.  Of course, if anyone can make endless sequins look classy rather than trashy, it’s Ashish – a little black dress with added jewel embellishment and a sophisticated black sequin suit teamed with a metallic fringe blouse proved, if there was every any doubt, that Ashish is the true king of bling! While we can’t say we’re sure about having a glittery Kim and Kanye on our jumpers or One Direction on our jeans (each to their own….), there’s so much to love in this pop-culture infused collection – if you’re not sure about all-over sequins, less extravagant options to tap into this summer trend could be a lightweight sweatshirt with sequin motif, or denim shorts with one sequinned front panel.

Destruction and deconstruction

Marques'Almeida (pictured right) was all attitude for SS15, punching through a base monochrome palette with pops of bright pink, yellow, green and blue. The trademark distressed details were there on ripped and frayed denim shorts, top and cropped trousers, while asymmetric shapes and exposed seams had a look of having been taken apart and patchworked back together again. Sheer fabrics emphasised the deconstructed styles by revealing seams and adding puckered lines to translucent blouses and camisoles, finished with long stringy belts and ties that seemed in some cases to be the only things holding ensembles together.  Edgy, fresh and effortlessly cool, this trend is sure to catch on across the high street in the form of distressed denim skirts and fraying collarless jacket, sheer asymmetric tops and exposed seam details.

Images courtesy of the British Fashion Council: photographers Shaun James Cox (Marques' Almeida), Daniel Sims (Ryan Lo) and Kensington Leverne (Anya Hindmarch).

Articles: 29
Reads: 158960
© 2021 is a website of Studee Limited | 15 The Woolmarket, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2PR, UK | registered in England No 6842641 VAT # 971692974