It may be autumn, but when London Fashion Week rolls around, spring is on everyone’s mind and figuring out exactly what everyone will be wearing next summer. I’ve rounded up all the hottest trends you need to know about for Spring/Summer 2014.
Dashes of bubblegum, rose, and carnation pink dominated the runways of Burberry, J. JS Lee and Temperley, who showed us three very different ways to wear the colour in a mix of textures and lengths. The Joselyn is the perfect way to incorporate this trend without making it OTT. The nude and pink combine perfectly for a cute spring heel.
That ’70s Show
Plenty of designers paid subtle homage to the 70s. Matthew Williamson showed button-up midi dresses, Topshop Unique sent Cara Delevingne down the runway in hot pants, and Orla Kiely showed ’70s girl scout dresses. The Copacabana perfectly encapsulates everything about this era with the mid heel and the tone hues.
Full Skirts were dominating the runways, and this flattering, timeless shape took on a life of its own. From Christopher Kane’s purple pastels to House of Holland’s ’50s-inspired patchwork ginghams, you won’t be short on statement skirts next spring. The Ashanti is the cool way to make this look stand out and the killer heel will make sure to elongate your frame.
If you don’t already own a moto jacket, you will soon. This stood out above everything else as the key London Fashion Week item, shown in collections from Tom Ford, Erdem, Antonio Berardi and Mary Katrantzou. Mixed textures, metallic finishes, prints, and tooled leathers helped these jackets to really stand out, while size varied wildly from superslim and fitted to dramatically oversize. The Ellette is the ultimate heel showcase of biker chic! I opted for the brown much like the trend shown on the runways.
Many designers were in a romantic mood for spring. Burberry’s pastel-coloured, lacy confections were the perfect example, while even Mulberry went floral for 2014. John Rocha brought out the big guns with ’50s-style floral dresses, while Christopher Kane modernised his pastel prints with simple shapes and eyelet details. The Jenn is effortlessly elegant and will easily fit in with any look you chose when rocking this trend.