Ethereal sophisticate? Futuristic whimsy? However front row-ers choose to describe the Spring 2013 collections from London Fashion Week, what you really want to know is what trends you’ll be wearing next spring. As London Fashion Week comes to a close, we’ve brushed aside the complexities of the London runway shows to give you the simple facts and emerging trends from across the pond.
Go Pastel It On The Mountain
In New York last week, it seemed 2012′s easter egg basket palette had been crushed in favour of clean white and bold black. In London, though, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Mark Fast (just to name a few) dispelled that notion entirely with a new crop of refreshing pales. Don’t throw out those pastel separates — just prepare to wear them with more embellishment and detail, in sheer and textural fabrics. Put simply, 2013′s pastels will be more maximalist than last spring’s minimalist.
At designers like Burberry Prorsum and Jonathan Saunders, sheen was queen (and not Charlie). Shine and sheen on saturated blue and pink metallic trenches at Burberry Prorsum gave us a lightbulb moment — there will be no lackluster moment in fashion for quite some time. Jonathan Saunders’ holographic PU skirts and striped dresses offered the notion that it’s back to the future next spring with reflective surfaces everywhere.
You’re Cutout For This
Sometimes added details came in extreme embellishment and shine, but sometimes the details were all in the non-existent. Non-existent pieces of fabric, that is. Osman, Sass & Bide, Richard Nicoll and others were a cut above with unusual cut outs on tops, dresses and more. Whether large geometric shapes were missing from necklines or midriffs, or tiny laser cuts were made in fabric, London has been exposed and spring 2013 aims to show skin like never before. We’re not saying get out the scissors- but keep an eye out for this trend next year.
Oh Mighty White Crisp One
There is one piece every woman must own for spring 2013, and the London shows have continued to show the many ways it will be worn. It’s the crisp white shirt, and we can tell it’s going to be the heart of every fashionista’s wardrobe next spring. But what we really loved? Temperley London’s use of the white button-up, tucked into busy, printed A-line skirts. To make a long story shirt, (er…short) we can’t wait to invest in the perfect white collared shirt to wear as part of both minimalist daytime and full-on glam evening looks next spring.
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