Time to rock another season with a new streetwear
A lot has come out of fashion week. The UK’s version of the four fashion capital showcases, London Fashion Week, may be recognized for its inventiveness and ingenuity on the catwalks, but industry insiders are aware that the front row offers just as much design inspiration as the runway itself.
Those attending London Fashion Week are expected to really push the boundaries of fashion and experimentation in a way that other cities would not typically dare. The street style set in New York may be known and loved for its minimalism and chic simplicity, in Milan for its rich, luxurious exuberance, and in Paris for its major designer moments and high drama.
Celebrities including Arlo Parks, Bimini Bon Boulash, Richie, Maya Jama, and Ashnikko made appearances during London Fashion Week 23 to show off their flaming outfits and bold accessories. Winter-ready ensembles this season included vividly coloured knits, leather motocross jackets from Diesel, and Loewe heels along with Marni sunglasses and JW Anderson bumper bags. In other places, huge bomber jackets were worn with printed floral dresses, and balaclavas and hoods could be seen on many of the city’s fashionistas.
Looks in play
The fashion elite has been influenced by New York Fashion Week. Important fashions, such office attire and leather styles, have crossed the pond. Outerwear has been an ally in the normally brisk London weather, and the trench coat is the chic option this season.
Leather has been the preferred fabric for trench coats and pants. Even if the Wednesday Addams influence is prominent, there is competition from a variety of overly feminine gowns and volumized tulle skirts.
Shows on Saturday highlighted 16Arlington and Chet Lo, which drew a celebrity-heavy crowd as the streets began to bloom with spring hues, typically in leather and faux fur. Motor coats continued to be a crucial transitional item. Wear one with a leather outfit for maximum drama or an all-black outfit to let it take centre stage.
Statement hair accessories
I also mentioned in another article (Fashion Trends that will Rule 2023) about the hue (cobalt blue) that is going to be a trendy colour this year, as we can see already happening. These burgundy pigtails, seen at London Fashion Week, have a contrasting blue ribbon braided through them, creating an unexpected colour block effect.
A center-parted, elegant bun gains edge by being fastened with snap clips. Not certain of the accessory’s placement? Place clips along your head like this visitor.
You may sport the name of your preferred fashion designer in your hair or on a graphic t-shirt. For further visual appeal, this showgoer layered her gold Versace clip on top of pearl and rhinestone ones.
Since the heady heights of pre-pandemic fashion weeks, this season’s street style had it all and offered possibly the most intriguing smorgasbord of wardrobe inspiration. It seems the volume – and range – of designers displaying this season prompted not only more guests but also something of a sartorial masterclass from those attendees, making it one of the busiest schedules since Covid.
Before the Pandemic, streetwear that went viral after the London Fashion Week of 2019, is still in play. It makes a perfect example out of it as to some trends just not coming for a night but to stay longer. An all-black outfit can represent a powerful fashion or even a political statement. Consider the all-black protest attire at the Golden Awards. Like a clean slate for all your preferred accessories, a turtleneck and a voluminous skirt.
The six-month wait for the fall runway trends to enter the shops just got a lot more pleasant thanks to these spring street style highlights, which range from seriously significant outerwear to incredibly sexy, strappy detailing, vivid accent colours (most often worn head-to-toe), and limitless new ways to layer.
Some appeared in vivid and dynamic hues across the colour spectrum, while others stuck to the monotone pairings and experimented with dramatic surfaces and patterns to bring attention to their clothing. While London Fashion Week has evolved to feature vintage-inspired items for a more relaxed and informal style, London fashion is frequently identified with the Saville Row approach. The untucked button-up and contemporary trouser combo proved to be popular. The contemporary loose silhouette further redefines tailoring.