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Runway Trend Recap from LFW 2017

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Throughout the year, trends come and go, which makes almost everyone eager to fashionably stay-up-date. While many prestigious and luxurious brands have made their mark on the world, we constantly become inspired to build up our wardrobes based on what’s seen on the runway. With London Fashion Week wrapped up in the past month, some of the season’s biggest women’s and menswear trends have sprung up. Here is a predicted break-down of what key trends to look out for in the upcoming Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter seasons.

London Fashion Week | Women’s

SPRING/SUMMER

  • Bold Prints

Styles featured on the runway included lots of print patterns and embellishments. Floral was back on-trend just in time for the spring. It’s always good to throw in a pop of color to your wardrobe with piled-on prints. Looks with any print are easy to curate in the very space of your own home, whereas all you need is your most daring prints to wear and confidence to pull it off as a whole.

  • 80’s Vibes

Inspired by the 80’s era, this season brands embraced big hair and bigger shoulder pads on the catwalk. Ashley Williams paid homage to the teenage nostalgia of the 80’s decade with silk taffeta party dresses and chunky belts. Topshop incorporated 80’s trends in their collection with crimped hair for the models, bold animal prints, and scandalous vinyl skirts cut asymmetrically. At Mother of Pearl, ruffled hems were showcased for skirts that were all made with a metallic texture.

  • Military Style
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From left to right: Versus Versace, J.W. Anderson, Mulberry

Fashion inspiration always seems to come from the military styles featured for both women and men. This spring, prestigious designers from across the globe sent their models ready for combat on the runway with precise-cut tailoring, military coats, bomber jackets, lace combat boots, and color palettes mostly made up of khaki and green. Donatella Versace‘s Versus Versace show sent models to the battlefield adorned in cropped bomber jackets, aviator goggles, and buckled suede bottoms.

  • Sheer Voluminous Layers
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From left to right: Molly Goddard, Bora Aksu, Simone Rocha

Layers of ruffle and chiffon made their way to the runway in London. Molly Goddard, who is widely known for her signature tutu creations, sent out models in pieces adorned with asymmetric, neon, and sharp-cut cropped styles. Bora Aksu elevated the colors pink, yellow, and blue with ruffled, embellished necklines perfect to wear any time of day.

  • Statement Sleeves

For the spring runway, designers experimented with several of their pieces by adding rows of ruffles, volumes of sheer, and pops of color/print. Doing so helped each stand out more, especially for Peter Pilotto. Pilotto created off-the-shoulder looks with several bright-colored tops. Each were paired with a tie-front bandeau and cuffed sleeves. These looks help evoke a flirty persona for any woman that wears it, just in time for the upcoming spring/summer season.

 

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