There’s a lot to take in from London Fashion Week SS2016. In between all the lace, ruffles, asymmetric hems, and culottes, a number of other trends peek through. While I love my hometown, NYC, and the trends it offers, I sometimes feel like I truly belong in London. The designs always speak to me, and the experimental nature follows my philosophy of life: try, learn and break boundaries.
The London trends for next season:
- Patchworked World: Cut-and-paste arts and crafts approach, where things unravel beautifully. Check Out: Alexander Lewis, Barbara Casasola, Christopher Kane, House of Holland, Marques’ Almeida, MM6, Toga
- Masculine-Feminine Mixer: While NYC continues to push no-sex dressing, LFW highlighted a mix-up of masculine and feminine pieces. Check Out: Antonio Berardi, Joseph, Topshop Unique, Preen
- Sleepy Hollow: Victorian dark and stormy drama. Ruffles and high necklines. That dark romance feel we’re seeing this fall extends well into next summer in London. Check Out: Burberry, Erdem, Giles, Simone Rocha
- Sheer: Milan gets a dose of this trend as well. It seems that Free the Nipple movement is global. For those of us that prefer our nipples covered, it’s the perfect opportunity to layer! Check Out: Ashish, Ashley Williams, Barbara Casasola, Burberry, Christopher Raeburn, David Koma, Felder Felder
- Uncontrollable Color: Even if you’re not into Skittles and My Little Ponies, you’ll appreciate the pops of color all over Spring 2016 racks. New York and London are in sync here. Check Out: Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Ashish, Duro Olowu, Holly Fulton, House of Holland, Jean-Pierre Braganza, Mary Katrantzou
- Bold Graphics: Geometric prints are a staple on a number of runways (you remember Nicole Miller, right?) How graphic does it get? The main header image of this post gives you an idea. Check Out: Antonio Berardi, Anya Hindmarch, Ashley Willams, Duro Olowu, Edeline Lee, J.W. Anderson, Jean-Pierre Braganza, Roksanda, Sibling