It’s all about who you are and what you know when it comes to fashion week and because most of us don’t have Alexa Chung or Olivia Palermo’s number stored on our mobile or work for a top fashion house we can only dream of attending the shows at LFW.
For all those who didn’t make it to fashion week here’s a round up of the trends that graced the catwalks this February.
Sheepskin was all over the catwalk at LFW from Topshop’s sheepskin bags and boots to the sought after sheepskin ‘Minder’ jacket as seen at Burberry, Margaret Howell and Henry Holland, predicted to be the staple of every fashionistas Autumn/Winter wardrobe and set to replace trusty firm favoutite the biker jacket.
A look favoured by many designers this year was androgny come feminine meets masculine with big chunky knits worn over floor length dresses and under crop jackets. Johnathon Saunders took this to a whole new level with his oversized baby blue coats and Christopher Kane with models sauntering down the catwalk in black kilts.
Dresses featured prominently in most of the shows this year with ankle length gowns from Erdem, and Osman and Twenty8Twelve’s floor skimming jersey dresses. Pinafore’s also made a comeback thanks to Schwab and Heikki Salonen.
Evening wear was embellished with crystals at Christopher Kane’s show and Van der Ham showcased opulent long gowns made from lurex fabrics and silk.
This Feb we saw lace return to the catwalk with designers such as Christopher Kane using the ultra feminine fabric in blouses or as panels .Leather was also a key staple on the catwalks from Emma Griffiths’ leather panelled leggings to NicoleFahri and Christopher Kanes’ leather dress. Military style coats and jackets as well as equestrian style jodpurs also featured.
Colour was somewhat lacking at most of the shows with designer’s use of charcoal grey, olive and military green, grey, petrol blue and tobacco brown. Hints of colour came in the form of golden honey, nuede,baby pink and splashes of ruby red.