LFW’s Top 10 Hottest Trends

31 March 2017

by Isabelle Ohnemus

LFW’s Top 10 Hottest Trends

Photo: Mary Katrantzou AW17/18

Thank you London Fashion Week, you’ve shown us the latest trends we just can’t wait to wear. Autumn, why are you so far away? Read on for our top 10 hottest trends for AW17/18.

Sartorial check


Photo: Mulberry / AW1718 London

Simone Rocha and Mulberry paid homage to traditional checks and plaids in greys and beige. The classic pattern received a new identity for now, seen on tailoring and outerwear.

Decorative destruction


Photo: Versus / AW1718 London

The distressed and destroyed denim obsession isn’t going anywhere, as shown by Versus. For AW17, a more refined approach to the finish and wash is presented with intricate details from laser burnouts to extreme plucked threads experimented with.

Floral collage



Photo: Preen by Thron / AW1718 London

Clashing vintage prints are thrown together in eclectic ensembles seen on outerwear and dresses ranging from the micro mini length to floor skimming. From tropical to chintz, the trend is a celebration of blooms throughout history. The maximalist floral trend is here to stay for another season.

Artful asymmetry


Photo: Eudon Choi / AW1718 London

Check out Eudon Choi and JW Anderson for a ‘how-to’ on this latest trend. Asymmetry and conceptual cuts are experimented with for artful results. New dimensions and directional shapes are hot right now.

Heritage blues


Photo: Roksanda / AW1718 London

The key colour trend to come out of the London shows was heritage blue – thanks to Joseph and Roksanda. Light shades of baby blue, cornflower and pastel caught the eye. Following the untimely death of Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilinic referenced Pantone’s tribute shade of blue in remembrance of his contribution to fashion.

Luxe velvet


Photo: Erdem / AW1718 London

Also seen at NYFW, modern opulence was celebrated with velvet pieces seen on the Erdem and Peter Pilotto catwalks. Fresh interpretations are embellished and draped to transform the fabric’s noble appearance.

Artisanal quilting


Photo: Temperley / AW1718 London

It’s time to say goodbye to the street puffa, which evolves into directional pieces (not purely limited to outerwear) for next season. The likes of Temperley London presented flattened versions on long dresses. Elsewhere, exaggerated proportions were still popular, with colourful embroidery offering an artisanal approach.

Quintessentially British


Photo: Erdem / AW1718 London

The underlying message of heritage was present across many collections. The delicate and sensual presentation of beautiful, frothy dresses and chic outerwear straight from the country both had a sense of English heritage.



Photo: Burberry / AW1718 London

See Burberry for a lesson in how to do monochrome this autumn. Sculptor, Henry Moore, inspires refreshingly reimagined, asymmetric silhouettes. Obscure shapes in black and white are brand new with unexpected details such as cutouts on tailoring borrowed from menswear.

Faux fur


Photo: Mary Katrantzou AW17/18 London

The tactile texture is oversized and candy coloured for AW17. Worn as a practical collar or scarf, the snuggly material is also seen in unexpected places such as the sleeves of a shirt jacket. Faux fur is adopted for footwear too.

LFW, we salute you!