Friday, 12 October 2012

Fashion Week’s most wearable looks

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Huge head pompoms, face nets, leather jackets worn with leopard skin pants - London Fashion Week might be spectacular and highly artistic, but the clothes it showcases don't always translate to street style. Having said that, some highly wearable trends emerged from the SS13 shows. Here are some of our favourite.

Feminine and frilly: The English rose seemed to be a key theme at many designers' shows, and encompassed a riot of girly chiffon dresses, floral embroidery and pastel tea dresses. Holly Fulton's rose garden collection epitomised this look, while the Erdem show had the air of a country flower show.

Stripes and checks: Bold striped silk dresses, tartan high-waisted trousers and pyjama-style jump suits were all spotted on the London catwalks. The Antoni & Alison range of black and white midi length shirt dresses led the pack, while Acne featured a collection of black and white striped separated. Other popular patterns included vintage postage stamps and dollar bills, and the ever-present poker dot. Check out this AX Paris Tan Polka Dot Playsuit (pictured) from the New Look range of playsuits for women, which nails two looks in one.


Safari chic: Fashion is always cosmopolitan in its inspiration. Last year there was a tribal theme running throughout several of the most popular collections, and this season it's all about safari chic. Think leather wrap coats and khaki tailored trousers, as seen at Todd Lynn. There were also some gorgeous holiday-inspired palm tree dresses at the Matthew Williamson show.

Biker jackets: You might have thought that these were on their way out – but if London Fashion Week had one message for street stylistas, it was that biker style is just as popular as ever. From Christopher Kane to House of Holland to Thomas Tait, dozens of designers featured biker jackets in their collections. Choose a biker style in a delicate floral fabric to update this look.

Snakeskin: There's nothing more glam than snakeskin, and it wasn't just snakeskin handbags that were popular at Fashion Week. Reptile-inspired fabric made its way onto everything from shoes to skirts and dresses, with designers Erdem and Holly Fulton showcasing some particularly spectacular looks.


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