Fashion month is well underway and after analysing some of the remarkable collections shown at a rainy New York Fashion Week, watching the looks to come out at London as well as street style spotting, we have complied a breakdown of some of the SS19 trends that could make their way into your wardrobe next season.
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Today we held the Fashion Scout model casting, ahead of the beginning of London Fashion Week this weekend. Hundreds of models from a variety of agencies were invited to Freemasons' Hall to walk in front of many of our international and emerging designers.
We are now approaching the end of Day 2 Spring Summer 2016, here's some of the trends we're spotting. What do you think the best trends of SS16 are?
We've seen an onslaught of bright colours in Angel Chen, Typical freaks and Leaf Xia. Reds, oranges and blues taking centre stage. Although this doesn’t mean you need to discredit those earthy tones and minimalistic neutrals, as designers James Kelly and Pam Hogg showed us.
Fringing seems to be everywhere this season, and Anita Hirlekar certainly put it to use. Many of her garments were encased in long tassled material, putting a spring in every models step. Once again Pam Hogg demonstrated some killer fringed action especially in her western rose gold number.
Swedish School of Textiles BA graduate Josefin Runquist’s gave us the power of pleats, and we can’t remember why we don’t wear them on a regular basis... Pleats will certainly feature heavily next season.
Volume has got to be one of the biggest trends we have spotted thus far. From James Kelly’s feather like moss, which snaked and draped across his garments, to Roberts|Wood's white puffball creations. Even John Daniel Isacsson presented quilted camouflage jackets like we’ve never seen before.
Katie Roberts Wood
John Daniel Isacsson
Bare skin and nudity have also played an important part over the last two days. Whether it be through peekaboo cut outs or sheer organza fabrics as seen at Judy Wu and Alva Johansson, showing flesh has definitely had firm footing on the catwalk.
Fashion Scout for London Fashion week runs from 18th - 22nd September 2015 at the Freemasons' Hall, WC2B 5AZ.
Writer: Paris Richardson (@jemappelleparis)
Editor: Fiona Nicholls (@fifinicholls)
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