The 9 Brightest Spring Summer 2015 Trends From London Fashion Week

Infused with memories of Central Saint Martins late Professor Louise Wilson, LFW s designers went back to their roots for the spring summer 2015 season.


by Sophie Bew |
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The 9 Brightest Spring Summer 2015 Trends From London Fashion Week

GALLERY >> LFW's 9 Brightest Spring Summer 2015 Trends1 of 10

GALLERY >> LFW's 9 Brightest Spring Summer 2015 Trends

1. Artsy Embellishment2 of 10

1. Artsy Embellishment

From patchwork tooled leather to extinct animals dancing, and from snakes and coiles to an abstract paisley, designers upheld the value of embellishment, demonstrating their hardcraftmanship. From left: Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane

2. True Blue3 of 10

2. True Blue

All together now: blue is the colour, fashion is the game... All the shades from bright turquoise to cornflower and powder to Klein were in evidence. Note also: many designers mixed blues and greens. From left: SIBLING, Matthew Williamson, Ashish

3. Try The New Trouser4 of 10

3. Try The New Trouser

Trousers just got interesting. Flares are everywhere: they add length to the leg, especially with a high waist. And the slouchy wide-legged variety have carried through from this season. New for Spring / Summer are the fisherman variety, tied at the front with a big bow. From left: Tom Ford, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Antonio Berardi

4. Flats5 of 10

4. Flats

Good news. If proof were needed that flats are more than a one-season wonder, it came on the London runways. You can run in them and they change the way you walk: stomp don't totter. From left: Hunter Original, Burberry Prorsum, Lucas Nascimento

5. Shirting6 of 10

5. Shirting

It's smart and it's chic. For those who'd rather not wear their femininity on their sleeve/skirt/shirt, the school uniform is an androgynous alternative. Buy these designers and/or go for the real thing. No Tefloan coating required. From left: Paul Smith, Richard Nicoll, Temperley London

6. Sheer Magic7 of 10

6. Sheer Magic

It's fine to wear transparent clothing. Really. Just look at these lovely designs. Confucius says: it's going to be a big season for (big) underwear. From left: Roksanda, Emilia Wickstead, Marques'Almeida

7. Get Shirty8 of 10

7. Get Shirty

You know it makes sense. White ones were everywhere, with varying sleeve lengths but predominantly pointy collars. There was also many a printed alternative to choose from. From left: Holly Fulton, Ashley Williams, Mulberry

8. Sunray Pleats9 of 10

8. Sunray Pleats

Rarely have so many gorgeous sunray pleats been seen: the grey with a raw edge at Margaret Howell feminises a school uniform look; silver is suitably sassy and the bronze variety is an ultra classy take on shimmer and shine. From left: Topshop Unique, Barbara Casasola, Margaret Howell

9. Victorian Values10 of 10

9. Victorian Values

From dresses inspired by the ironwork at Kew Gardens to gathered necklines, covered buttons and skirts that sweep the floor, Victoriana made more than a few appearances. Say 'I am not amused' and risk being labelled a killjoy. From left: Erdem, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Marchesa

Infused with memories of Central Saint Martins' late Professor Louise Wilson, London Fashion Week's designers went back to their roots for the spring summer 2015 season. Christopher Kane coiled the rope motifs of his never-before-seen student day collections around sheer shifts and sunray pleats in schoolboy colours of navy and burgundy. Meanwhile Giles Deacon emblazoned gowns and jumpers galore in the animal illustrations of his youth in the Lake District.

Pleats, shirting and androgynous details at Paul Smith and Richard Nicoll took us back to school too, whilst Victoriana gowns and ruffles from McQueen and Westwood harked back to Bronte. Peter Pilotto, Christopher Bailey at Burberry Prorsum and Mary Katrantzou also went utterly arty in their delicate embellishments.

Nostalgia aside, there was a riot of colour and shape on offer in London - from rainbow brights at Berardi and True blues at House of Holland, Ashish and SIBLING. It was a veritable feast for the imagination, as always, in London.

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