In case you’re not aware, London Fashion Week just ended. Ripped jeans? Mini-skirts? Old news. The very nature of the bi-annual fashion week circus means that, in the immortal words of Heidi Klum, ‘one day you're in and the next you're out’. To keep you on top of what’s hot and what’s certainly not, here is your guide to London Fashion Week’s biggest news.
To Alexa Chung fans this won't come as a surprise, but barrettes are back on top. In the great accessory race, the statement necklace has fallen into last place, followed by the humble bracelet, the kooky earring is lagging behind as the unapologetic hair ornament strides into the lead. Wear yours like Simone Rocha's models i.e. at all times. Whether you're dancing the night away in a party dress or directing a boardroom in a sharp suit, a glitzy hair slide should be tucking the hair out of your eyes.
Trendsetters have been predicting the cowboy boot's comeback ever since Millie Bobby Brown wore a pair to the MTV Movie Awards last year. But, it wasn't until this week did we see how popular this shoe has become. Front row-er's tended to wear theirs beneath the leg of a tailored suit or poking out from under the hem of a maxi dress. For the more reserved among us, the abbreviated ankle-grazing equivalent has proved equally popular this LFW. Take note.
What do hikers wear? Fleeces, walking boots, cagoules and paracord? This season, they aren't alone. Traversing new territory, Burberry, Preen by Thornton Breganzzi, J.W.Anderson and House of Holland all followed hikers footsteps.
Halpern is the newest buzz brand at London Fashion Week, Browns is one of the most respected multi-brand boutiques in the UK and together they hosted the hottest party of LFW at Five Guys. Think: unlimited burgers, fries and boozy milkshakes. Zero no-fat-matcha-coconut-fun-free-lattes and avocado toasts here.
If there's one thing that's been celebrated on and off the catwalk this week it's been eclecticism. Like maximalism, but wackier. From models at Ashley Williams wearing tip-to-toe tie-dye jeans and hoodies to Burberry's rainbow explosion sportswear, it's safe to say the days of muted colours and struck tailoring are behind us.
Turn off the Take That, pack away the platform sneakers and tattoo choker necklaces because the '80s are back. Power shoulders at Gareth Pugh, taffeta at Molly Goddard, sequin-everything at Halpern and Day-Glo make-up at Ashley Williams confirm the fact.