London is fast emerging as a must stop on the fashion month circuit. More and more editors are coming out to see young, exciting designers like Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Kane who despite their relative newcomer status' are influencing fashion print and colour obsessions.
From stamps and currency to python to over-sized florals and graphics, collage prints were seen on everything from dresses to matched suits.
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Many designers either started their shows or had a sequence of exits with all white looks. Whether it's sharp suiting or layered separates, the calming hue added a welcome breath to many collections.
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Tom Ford and Thomas Tait did it, in very different ways; but with hooded tops, wide shorts, sport jackets and saturated colour blocking.
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Many looked moulded to create exaggerated, over-sized shapes. From cocoon coats to Moto jackets to cropped blazers. The shaped jacket was the seasons must have.
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HIGH SLIT SKIRTS
Sometimes with an under layer, often with sexy skin showing, and skirts had with slits up the side.
Almost every label showed skirts with ruffled hems; the most common silhouette being a below the knee pencil skirt with flirty trim.
Crystals appeared on many a dress offering the glitz and glam needed during such depressing economic times.
COLOUR BLOCKED SHOES
Why stop at one hue? Many designers went for three, and the best of them incorporated metallics too. The best I saw were those at Roksanda Ilincic made by homegrown brand Aldo.
On lace dresses, sporty over coats, water colour print suits or rubber ribbon skirts, soft pastels were often the choice palette.
THE MOTO JACKET
Just when you thought you'd seen them all, new versions of this fashion staple pop up. This season, elongated silk printed styles (spotted at Mulberry) and two-tone shapely, minimalist leathers (spotted at Thomas Tait) were the best.
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