31 March 2017
by Isabelle Ohnemus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!