This season’s London Fashion Week has seen a whirlwind of fabulously dressed tastemakers and striking models take over the city and the new location of Brewer Street in Soho become a resounding success. The biggest stories included the new accessories collection by former Mulberry Creative Director Emma Hill, Hill & Friends, and Zandra Rhodes return to the schedule. With over 78 designers showcasing SS16 collections across five days there was not a second to spare. As the 62nd edition of London Fashion Week comes to a close we take a look at the stand out styles spotted for next season that will transform your interior as well as your wardrobe…
Kitsch candy colors are set to be big come spring according to the runways. Pistachios and playful pinks were seen at Molly Goddard and Eudon Choi’s show was awash with this cheerful palette. Emilia Wickstead also showcased her sweet-tooth shade inspirations. For the home look to Osborne and Little for kitsch colored subtly printed wallpaper and Designers Guild for living accessories to match.
Eye-catching prints could be spotted across many designers’ shows, statement shapes and colors were leading the way. Tropical inspirations could be found at Danielle Romeril and at Sophia Webster thanks to their palm tree motifs. Tiles are still huge in interiors this season and it seems that fashion designers have picked up on this for spring, tile inspired prints were spotted over at Fyodor Golan and Burberry featured a tiled catwalk. Bring the look to your interior with tiled wallpaper from Pip Studio and tiled tableware from Ted Baker. Look to Christian Lacroix for tropical inspirations and Cole & Son for Palm Tree print wallpaper.
Blue is going to be everywhere in SS16 from the wardrobe to the home. Rich dark shades are balanced by paler hues and royal blues make the perfect partner with regal golds. David Koma showcased a pretty palette of mixed blues throughout his show, and tore up the old fashion rule that blue can’t go with black. Paul Smith brought elegance with navy shades whilst Zandra Rhodes mixed blues with bold patterns to striking effect. Versace Home has a selection of brilliant blue wallpaper designs, and Bloomingville have produced many of their home accessories in multi shades of blue perfect for mixing and matching.
The runways were awash with dark romance inspirations, a moody palette of monochromes and floral prints with lace and other embellishments were seen at several shows. Preen by Thorton Bregazzi, Simone Rocha and Versus really nailed this look by incorporating soft gothic glamour with bold prints. The latest bed linen from Ted Baker is the perfect way to invest in this look for next season at home, or for a bolder statement look to Sanderson for perfectly suited wallpaper. Day Birger Home have a great selection of home accessories and soft furnishings that will accent any space with this look.
A few of our favorite industry experts who were at the recent shows share their favorite trends as spied on the runways below…
Lucia Debieux, Fashion Editor at Marie Claire
‘One of the biggest trends we’ve spotted at London Fashion Week is the new sleeve shape coming through. Whether its balloon shape, ruffle detail or off the shoulder, sleeves are getting the special treatment. Coming to a high street near you soon.’
Erica Davies, Fashion Editor and Founder of The Edited
‘A new location, but the same fashion week craziness – and SS16 looks set to be a riot of color. Christopher Kane’s gorgeous silk neon patchworks were made for summer days – while the vivid shades of neon, citrus and blue were definitely made for Instagram. Prints are going to be everywhere. Following on from this season’s moody florals – Topshop, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders and Mary Katrantzou all mixed up a hothouse of printed blooms. And more than anything else, fashion’s feminine vibe continues – Burberry, Bora Aksu and Roksanda’s beautiful, bold dresses in lace (and with plenty of ruffles) means next season is going to be a great time to show off your girly side.’
For more sartorial inspiration watch the official London Fashion Week Film below: