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Top 10 Fashion Trends from London Fashion Week 2015

A number of exciting fashion trends became evident during London Fashion Week. Along with many repeat trends like head to toe whites and the revival of 70s fashions, there were some impressive new trends that emerged as the models headed down the runway. Here is a closer look at some of the trends for Spring and Summer 2015.

1. Vibrant Whites, Brilliant Designs. 

The designers revealing their creations at London Fashion Week 2015 showed a continued penchant for varying degrees of the color white. This is particularly true of the collection presented by fashion designer Amanda Wakeley, who creates stunning accessories, jewelry, belts, bags, scarves, and ready to wear attire. Wakeley’s Spring and Summer line had models decked out in vibrant whites from head to toe, with just a splash of color coming from the accompanying handbag they carried.


2.      Classic Black Never Grows Old.

Designers Simone Rocha and Marques'Almeida were among the designers with a line of Spring Summer attire decked out on black. Rocha’s line also highlighted white as one of the seasons’ popular colors but also complemented the line with pinks and polka dots too. 

3.      Angular designs.

Crop tops with downward cuts, skirts with angled hems, and legwear with angled leg cuts were popular on the runway. Jeans with cross cuts, open holed knees, and frayed hems were some of the trends appearing in London’s Fashion show. Fray and Fringe Blouses, skirts, pants – nothing escaped the concept of fringe and frayed edging this season. In fact, nearly everything that came down the runway was embellished with a bit of fringe. The intentionally torn look is reminiscent of the torn; stone washed blue jeans ever so popular in the 80s.

4.      A Little Leg Flare.

Whether donning a pair of culottes, shorts or attire featuring high waist flares, the legwear presented in London Fashion Week 2015 promises wider, bolder legwear. We are not talking bell-bottoms here, but fashion designers have seemingly put a new twist on an older fashion trend.

5.      Color Splashes in Geometric Designs.

With many designers sticking with tried and true blacks and whites, it is nice to see some use of color coming down the runway. Lulu & Co’s Summer and Spring collection was a splash of every color imaginable, all in unique geometric designs and patterns. Make no mistake, the colors and patterns definitely complemented one another, and there was an occasional Egyptian Eye of Ra design peeking out from under colorful shortcut blazers too.

6.      Polka Dots Everywhere

Orla Kiely’s collection hit the runway on day two, revealing a trend for polka dots, reminiscent of 70s styles. Grey and pink polka hip high dresses, and pink shirts with white polka dots. Halter-tops and matching shorts, with pastels galore, are the trends for Spring and Summer.

7.      The ever-popular shirt dress.

A simple, but elegant design appeared on the runway of this year’s show: the classic shirtdress giving the models a carefree, part carefree, part prim, and proper look. One can definitely expect to see these garments filling the racks of luxury stores, with the like of Holly Fulton, Christopher Raeburn, Mario Schwab, and Daks sporting their own shirtdress designs.


8. Stepping back into the 90s…


The 70s designs of yesteryear were not the only designs popping up in the top designer collections this year. Cami-dresses, skirts with floppy styles, short skirts and denim combos with sneakers to complement the ensemble; it was the 90s all over again, only with 2015 pizzazz.


9. Back to the 70s…


The runway was witness to fashions renewed, especially when designs featuring psychedelic colors and patterns, crochet tops, big sunglasses, flares, and sequins bedecked the models one after another. Designers Peter Pilitto, Tom Ford, House of Holland and others reworked the unique look of the 70s the bring the world a touch of classic with the new design.


10. A touch of whimsy…

The 2015 London Fashion Show featured fantastic fashions, some with an element of fantasy and whimsy combined. Soft fluffy, frilly skirts with see-through overlays, and styles exquisitely outside of the box made this year’s fashion shows one of the best yet.


About the Author: Stacy Green considers herself a major fashionista, and loves all things related to fashion. She often writes about clothing, accessories, and fashion shows here  Stacy travels around the world, and when she is in town at the right time, you can catch her at the latest fashion show.


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