The fash pack descended on London last week for five days of runway shows, glamorous parties and photo opportunities. For British designers, London Fashion Week (LFW) is all about showcasing their latest collections, and for the rest of us, it’s a heads up about next season’s trends and what we should be buying if we want to stay â€˜en vogue’!
But if it all passed you by in a bit of a well-dressed blur, don’t worry. At Peacocks we’ve waded through the racks of couture, endless street style photography and the chic celeb appearances (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!) and put together a handy cheat sheet with everything you need to know about LFW.
WEAR IT NOW
LFW is part of Fashion Month, with big Fashion Week events also taking place in New York, Milan and Paris. But all you really need to know about that is, that compared to designers from New York, the shows in London were generally considered to be more experimental showing amazing ideas and creativity â€“ essentially, when it comes to fashion, we Brits have still got it!
There was an incredible variety of clothes on show, but a few key trends emerged from the LFW runways. Here’s how you can recreate them with a little help from peacocks
Large Single Earrings
When it comes to earrings, go super-size and single! It may make your earlobes ache just thinking about this trend, but on the bright side this is the perfect trend if you’ve ever lost one of a gorgeous pair of earrings. Plus, if you’re only wearing one earring, at least you can swap ears every now and then!
Try mixing and matching the earrings from our fantastic value six packs, or go for standout colour and wear just one of the red feather hoops.
Womens 6PK Filigree Boho Earrings
Womens Red Feather Tassel Earrings
Womens 6pk Feather and Stud Earrings
Bodycon is out, loose fit is in â€“ hallelujah! We love the comfort and ease of an oversized dress â€“ not to mention it’s much more forgiving than a bodycon style. Finally there’s a fashionable dress we can go out for dinner in.
These dresses from Peacocks have a looser, on-trend cut. Team them with opaque tights and ankle boots for a chic autumnal outfit.
Womens Aztec Tunic Dress
Womens Black Cold Shoulder Dress
Womens Layered Purple Shirt Dress
By far the prettiest trend to come out of LFW is tiny floral patterns. The look is feminine and lovely!
If you want to add some floral patterns to your wardrobe, start with these items from Peacocks.
Womens Cold Shoulder Top
Womens White Pleat Front Top
Womens Black Printed Frill Sleeve Playsuit
EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT
So that’s the important trends covered, but Fashion Week is as much about the gossip and the celebrity appearances as it is the shows! Hereâ€˜s what else the fashion insiders were talking about in London.
Three words: Christopher Kane’s Crocs.
We’re not kidding, crocs were 100% seen on a LFW catwalk. The big question is, can anyone make Crocs look cool?
Stranger things have happened, just look at the revival jelly shoes had last summer. We can’t quite imagine the Gigi Hadid’s of the world wondering around in rubber Crocs â€“ but who knows, maybe they’ll be next summer’s must-have!
WHO WORE WHAT?
Jordan Dunn and Lily James both looked jaw dropping at the Burberry show in printed silk ensembles. If you get it wrong this trend can look like you’ve left the house in your best pyjamas, but Lily showed us how it’s done by adding some structure to her outfit with a studded, leather belt.
Sarah Harris is Fashion Features director at British Vogue and a lady in the know when it comes to current trends. According to her, very reliable, information everyone at Fashion Week was wearing either velvet or a slip dress, 90s style, with a white tee underneath.
Speaking of Fashion Editors, their love affair with stilettos is officially rekindled! Your feet may not be pleased to hear it but high heels are back in a big way. It makes sense with midi length dresses and skirts still in fashion, plus a little extra height is very flattering. But a word to the wise – invest in some blister plasters, now!
Did you see Cara Delevingne’s bizarre make-up at the Burberry show?! In a daring low-cut dress the model turned actress decorated her dÃ©colletage with a dramatic, black line of kohl – it looked like the seam on an old fashioned stocking. Not sure we’ll be giving that look a go.
Oh, and Alexa Chung looked perfect – as always! Our favourite look of hers was this Victorian collar mini dress, embellished with a crazy amount of sequins.