The final day of fashion week is for getting excited about the last of the new collections on show, but also about starting to decipher the mass of looks and formulate trends. As luck would have it, day 5 confirmed for us one of next season’s biggest trends…winter pink.
Simone Rocha opted for bright bubblegum pink and jelly-look shoes (we’re not so sure about those!) while Roksanda Ilincic’s pink was more delicate, dusky and teamed with fresh whites that Ariel would approve of.. check out the candy pattern shoes. Ekaterina Kukhareva gave us playful swirling patterns in pink on muted grey cloth. I can imagine Gwen Stefani in her former No Doubt days rocking this look.
Day 5 brought with it other looks too but for now we’ll stick with the pink, which was also seen at Topshop Unique with sequins and wooly at Jonathan Saunders and Mulberry.
And some other trends hot off the LFW catwalk…
- Capes at Marios Schwab, J.W. Anderson and Peter Pilotto
- Ladies in red paraded at Eudon Choi, Preen, Peter Pilotto, Burberry, Jonathan Saunders, J.W. Anderson and Topshop Unique.
- Dark, brooding and sinister were key themes at so many shows. Meadham Kirchoff took the fetish route to this, while Mary Katrantzou chose evocative prints. There was plenty of dark lace and velvet for a twist on grown-up gothic at Erdem, Mulberry, Giles, Preen and more.
- Velvet – seen at Marios Schwab, Issa and arguably most innovatively at Christopher Kane.
- Roll-necks (I’ll be skipping this one!) but they were seen at Pringle, Erdem, J. JS Lee, Emilia Wickstead, Clements Ribeiro, Roksanda Ilincic and Thomas Tait.
- Also a little sexy; PVC was everywhere from OTT outfits at Meadham Kirchoff to stylish separates at Topshop Unique, Simone Rocha, Jonathan Saunders and Marios Schwab.
- Skirts come with splits next season, even if it is windy and cold. Of course Rihanna showed off her summer collection for River Island which featured so many splits it’s a wonder that skirts are able to preserve any modesty. But they are here to stay for AW13 according to Christopher Kane, Topshop Unique, Jonathan Saunders, Preen, Peter Pilotto and J.W. Anderson.
- Leopard skin came in many different forms from chic pops on accessories to full-on looks and pattern clashing at Burberry and Tom Ford (I know- we’re kinda shocked too!) while Preen and Sibling paired it was a risqué red.
- Decades-wise, we think that the 1990s and the 1960s were the biggest historical influences from LFW. Dust off your baseball caps y’all!