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London Fashion Week is going full throttle and OMG, there are even a few trends emerging! Let’s have a mini recap…

The overriding trend threatening to dominate next season is the repackaging of the seventies.  Oh boy, designers do love to reimagine a decade, don’t they? What started in New York with Rodarte, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford has well and truly crossed the pond.  London’s interpretation includes psychedelic hippies with a disco twist at Topshop Unique (picture sheer crystal-sprinkled kaftans and cropped flares if you will), metallic hotpants and chainmail halter dresses at House of Holland (surely being modified for his Debenhams customer as we speak) and acres of fringing pretty much everywhere else.  Even the hair has a wholesome seventies flavour with frizzy crimped clouds and bouncy waves making multiple appearances.

Louise Gray

London’s newest darling, Michael van der Ham shows today but his collage-y trademark is already having an influence.  Applique and clash-mash colours have made their presence felt at Louise Gray (pictured above) and Tata Naka – let’s see if Van der Ham develops the trend further.

Betty Jackson

Colourwise, minimalist neutrals of the black, cream and dove grey variety are offset by sharp brights – daffodil yellows and highlighter-pen pinks to be precise. Maria Grachvogel and DAKS (pictured top) managed to marry the two in contemporary block-coloured layers, while Betty Jackson’s neutrals were lifted by her prints (pictured above) and youthful wedges-with-socks styling (another emerging trend).  By the way, I think the wacky nail may be on its way out.  My money’s on eyelids as the new canvas for creative make-up – hot, paintbox shades have so far been reported on the most fashion-forward catwalks.  Watch them appear on eager street-style posers before the week is out.

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19th September, 2010  2:31 pm | Posted by: |Disneyrollergirl, London Fashion Week | No Comments »

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