Fashion month has moved over to Milan, with maximalism taking over the catwalks of Italy’s style capital. That doesn’t mean we’re over London though, with Britain’s best designers shaping the trends and seasonal styles we’ll be wearing next Spring/Summer. With the likes of Burberry using LFW to showcase its new ‘see now, buy now’ concept rather than the traditional six-month preview, this season we saw a shift away from the typical summer designs to styles that were more un-seasonal and boundary-less. Discover five of the best trends from London Fashion Week SS17 below, and start planning next season’s wardrobe now.
Pink has become the new darling of fashion, with the dusky variety being the shade of choice in 2016. For SS17 it ranged from salmon at Paul Smith, to so-pale-it-was-almost-white at John Smedley. Start wearing the trend now with Filling Pieces and Bella Freud.
Metallics are something that are explored season after season, with silver being the colour of choice for SS17. Seen at Versus Versace, Erdem and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, it came shiny, foil-like and ornate; start wearing the trend now with Marc Jacobs.
The suit is back for SS17, taking on a more relaxed feel for Spring/Summer. Coming oversized and patterned at Paul Smith, tracksuit-influenced at Roksanda Ilincic and deconstructed at Simone Rocha, the suit is anything but boring next season. Start wearing the trend now with MICHAEL Michael Kors.
This year the streets of the world’s style capitals have been awash with reinvented and customised shirts; worn backwards, long and with extreme sleeves. The trend continues to the catwalk for SS17, with Eudon Choi and Mm6 Maison Margiela creating new shapes and silhouettes out of the classic button-down. Start wearing the trend now with shirts at Coggles, opting for a couple of sizes larger and playing with fastenings.
Cinching in waists with a belt may feel like a throwback to the early ’00s but it’s a style that’s making a comeback for SS17. Prada reintroduced the look for AW16 with its corset-like belts worn over everything from dresses to coats, with Versus Versace and Belstaff choosing slimmer styles for SS17.
Words by Angharad Jones