In the wake of London Fashion Week, the style-savvy among us will be browsing our favourite high street outlets in search of affordable variations on the latest trends to add to our wardrobes.
Obviously, while we’d all love a closet full of hot-off-the-catwalk ensembles, common sense and budget constraints make this an unrealistic ambition (but a girl can dream can’t she?) With that in mind, I’ve sneaked a peek at the most stylish snaps from Fashion Week 2013 and chosen a few favourite trends to work into my wardrobe.
Colour of the Moment: Gorgeous Olive Green
Forget murky military shades, and think the glossy green of cold pressed olive oil. Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson and Peter Pilotto are just a few of the designers who brought a range of olive green shades to the catwalk at LFW. Hong Kong-borndrew inspiration from the various greens of the Irish landscape which he now calls home; his Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection was heavily influenced by his countryside walks in picturesque Whitlow. Olive green is set to be this season’s hottest colour, stealing the spotlight from cobalt blue – and it’s available in a range of shades to suit any complexion.
The Pattern we’re Falling for: Love-Hearts
Valentine’s Day is done and dusted for another year (phew!), but that doesn’t mean all those little love-hearts we’re used to seeing throughout February will be disappearing. The heart pattern trend has taken over Hollywood, and London Fashion Week saw a sprinkling of hearts in the latest Burberry collection. From one big, embellished design on a casual tee, to delicate and dainty patterning all over a frock or cardigan, there are dozens of different ways to wear your heart on your sleeve, any time of the year. It’s a great way to add a real girly touch to your look while still looking grown-up and on-trend.
Time for the Top Texture: Hot Fuzz
Designer knitwear took on a new dimension at London Fashion Week this season; Christopher Kane incorporated plenty of sparkly, spidery fabric into his LFW collection, and Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders’ range featured some luxuriously soft, fuzzy sweaters and coats in pale pink and blue hues, paired with glazed-vinyl skirts for a striking and stylish contrast. While the more extreme designs emerging from the fuzz texture trend are not for the faint-hearted – anyone but model of the moment Cara Delevingne might run the risk of looking like a cross between a muppet and a sea urchin when wearing them – these creations from Kane and Saunders are much more wearable, not to mention the perfect combination of elegance, luxury and warmth. This is one London Fashion Week trend that’s on my must-have list.
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Nicky Warner is a fashion and lifestyle blogger living in London, the style capital of the world! She’ll be pairing herwith heart-patterned accessories and a fuzzy wool coat to keep warm this winter.