As another London Fashion Week comes to a close, we are all left amazed over the jaw dropping trends we want to try. There are so many to choose from that it can be hard deciding where to even start. But fear not! We have picked some of our amazing new arrivals, which echo the varied styles we’ve admired on the catwalk, to make getting that Fashion Week look a whole lot easier.
Mary Katrantzou’s Rainbow Extravagance
Let’s kick things off with a bang with Greek designer Mary Katrantzou’s signature kaleidoscope prints and bold colours which stampeded the catwalk. Inspired by the four seasons, each look to be paraded down the runway was awash in multi colours blending into one another seamlessly. Although we may not be brave enough to get away with the head to toe feathered look, we can easily re-create the lavish rainbow hues. From shoes to handbags you can inject a little colour into your wardrobe in any way you see fit with our latest spring/summer arrivals. Our top picks have to be the Ted Baker Cut Out Leather Clutch Chain Bag which brings a bright pop to any outfit or sport a bold shoe like the Paul Smith Ozelia Swirl Slingback Kitten Heels which showcase a medley of multi colours. If you want to go one step further than accessories then the Paul Smith Zig Zag Stripe Handkerchief Dress is an easy way to copy that runway style from ‘The Queen of Prints’ herself.
Alexa Chung’s Dark, Feminine Inspiration
Model turned designer, Alexa Chung, showcased her second London Fashion week show with a surprising dark twist. Stepping away from the “fun and quirky” stereotype Chung felt she had been branded with and instead grabbed our attention with “how to dress for a crisis”. Alexa layered feminine pieces with black thermals pulled high up models necks and down over knuckles. We loved these contrast looks which were a perfect balance between the dark and the girlish and we think we may have the perfect pieces to copy the runway style. The Coated Midi Pencil Skirt from Emporio Armani looks amazing with a high neck blouse or could be layered with a cut out knit like the Polo Ralph Lauren Chunky Knit jumper. Combine the Michael Kors Vicky Tape Sock ankle boot and Tutti and Co Geometric Square Scarf to finish this ‘hot off the catwalk’ look.
Victoria Beckham’s Classic, Low-Key Looks
Victoria Beckham arguably stole the show this week with her easy to wear, off-duty royalty inspired looks. With elegant silhouettes, Beckham described her collection as being fit for someone who was a “lady, but not particularly ladylike”. With these ideas, we can easily experiment with elegant looks by putting a slight twist on them. You can recreate effortless sophistication with the POLO Ralph Lauren Longline shirt dress. Crafted with frill detail, this cross over dress offers an easy to wear statement piece. Pair it with the more casual Emporio Armani
Knitted Logo Jumper which is perfect for day to night wear. A huge talking point from the show was Victoria’s new peep toe boot design. You can adapt this style for summer with the Tommy Hilfiger Ionic Elba Sling Back Sandals which feature a peep toe just like Victoria’s.
We hope we have been able to inspire your post London Fashion Week imagination with our top style picks. All available online now at psyche.co.uk.