London Fashion Week AW17


L-R: Topshop, Jasper Conran, Julien Macdonald



L-R: Topshop, Jasper Conran, Julien Macdonald




Unfortunately, I am not one of the lucky ones that get a personnel invitation (not yet anyway) to sit in the “FROW” (Front Row) at London fashion week. Instead, I watched the shows live from my “FROW” from the comfort of my home – on my laptop.

Topshop is one of my favourite stores and Topshop Unique collection, which is now available to buy (after the show), did not disappoint – I loved it! There were lots of bright colours for an Autumn/Winter collection, like yellows and pinks, like coloured ankle boots, as well as lots of vertical stripes and florals prints, wide leg trousers, barely-there heels finished off with bright bold red lipstick.

Julian Macdonald collection was very glam with mesh, shimmery metallic fabric but mostly black with plunging neck lines and cut out bits. It was very slick and stylish and the look was finished with very dark eye-lined eyes and a nude lip.

Jasper Conran Collection was very monochrome with black or navy blue and white with a pop of colour like yellows, greens and plums in lux fabrics and bold stipe patterns.

The Burberry collection, inspired by British sculpture Henry Moore, featured deconstructed and reconstructed outfits with asymmetric lines. The show started off showing minimal looks leading up to a dramatic end with ruffles, bits of sculptured metal, feathers and bits of reworked chandeliers. It was certainly an art meets fashion moment.

These were just a few of the many shows that was available to watch via the live stream and you can also watch back the shows on the London Fashion Week Website.

The popular trends from London Fashion Week was lots of bright colours, statements sleeves, stripes, mesh and lux fabrics.

I do like being ahead of the game when it comes to fashion, and all these looks will eventually get filtered down to the high street for a more pocket friendly price. So, when you’re out shopping for you Spring/Summer 17 wardrobe, buy trends and styles that will take you into the following season.