Top 5 trends from London Fashion Week 2015: Day 2
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The time for breaking out our favourite SS15 pieces is almost upon us but, already, it’s time to look ahead to what the biggest names in fashion have in store for AW15! Be ahead of the pack with our round-up of the best trends from each day of London Fashion Week: Retro rules Preppy styles and prints aplenty were central to Orla Kiely’s (pictured right) ‘60s inspired collection. The classic 1960s film Love Story was the influence behind this gorgeously retro show; bold block colours of black, white, khaki, grey and bottle green, graph paper-like checks and geometric prints were key details on cosy knits, A-line mini dresses, prim pinafores and pussy-bow blouses teamed with snuggly, structured boiled wool overcoats; all very smart, all very stylish. Holly Fulton took a similarly retro approach, featuring decadence from across the decades in her collection of sumptuous satin, embroidered organza, luxurious fur and opulent embellishment. Swathes of rich fabrics in flawless cream, white and shimmering jewel tones screamed wealth and luxury, particularly when teamed with sparkling accessories and coiffed beehive hairdos – ideal inspiration for elegant evening soirees next season. Classic chic Minimal, simple and timelessly chic, Emilia Wickstead (pictured bottom right) embraced feminine shapes for AW15. Heavy, flowing fabrics such as warm wools and tweeds, which could have swamped the silhouette, were cinched at the waist in both relaxed and structured styles. A pretty pastel palette of icy blue, cream, lilac and grey made way for edgier rust and mustard tartan, a show-stopping plunging red dress and patent black outerwear; but, while the sudden shift in colour was akin to Sandy’s dramatic reinvention at the end of Grease, a classic ladylike silhouette ran throughout. The beauty of such simple style is that it is so easy to achieve, and can look so brilliantly striking – define your waist with high-waisted skirts and trousers, emphasised further with a tucked-in blouse and co-ordinated belt.
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