LFW SS20 is sadly over, but boy have we been treated to some beautiful sights over the weekend. With both the runway and the street giving us some serious inspiration, we’re feeling sufficiently prepared for the sunshine to appear next year. From the green and lilac hues at almost every show to the new romantic ruffles on the runway, take a look at our round-up of the trends you need to know in SS20.
#1 Puffed Sleeve
A trend that was high on everyone’s agenda for SS19, the puffed sleeve is having a major comeback in SS20. A big look at the majority of runway shows including Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Emilia Wickstead and Regina Pyo the shape adds a certain femininity to your look and creates flattering silhouettes on all. We spotted the style on one shoulder dresses, in sheer fabrics and even some XXL puffs, confirming that you can quite literally style the puffed sleeve to suit any style.
#2 Cut Out Detail
SS20 is all about the cut-out details. From holey sweaters to cut-out midriffs, next spring summer showing a bit of flesh will be the trend to take on. The cut-out trend was particularly noticeable on the runways of Burberry, Christopher Kane and JW Anderson.
The girls are going green for SS20, with almost every designer integrating a shade, if not many shades of green into their collections. Working green into floral prints, silky materials, dresses, tops and two pieces, your SS20 wardrobe will most definitely be filled with an array of the colour. Designers including House of Holland, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Victoria Beckham all showcased their take on the colour of the season.
#4 Shawls & Capes
Adding some sophistication to your look, capes and shawls were spotted at a variety of shows including TOGA, Roksanda and Erdem, seamlessly flowing behind the models who walked the runway. Effortlessly layered over dresses and jackets, capes are the perfect way to add a premium feel to your style.
Another consistent colour making its way down the runway was purple, with soft lilac being particularly integrated into delicate feminine dresses. The spring summer favourite was noticed at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Roksanda and Victoria Beckham.
Aligning with the blossoming blooms in your garden, the new season is bursting with floral prints. Not surprisingly, florals were all over the runways of London Fashion Week in a variety of shades and prints. Integrated into many of the other stand out trends for the season, we saw floral prints in sheer fabrics, on puffed sleeves and giving depth to ruffled dresses. We’re big fans of the classic ditsy prints, bringing a touch of femininity to your style.
A prominent trend throughout LFW was the use of sheer fabrics, used not only for its functionality in the warmer weather but for the endless styling opportunities. Layer over tops to create depth to your style or opt for a full sheer fabric look for the ultimate feminine style. Simone Rocha and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showcased their beautiful sheer fabric designs in their show stopping dresses.
#8 New Romantic Frills
In a revival of the 80’s, new romantic frills and ruffles are back! Seen on dresses, shirts and skirts, quite literally everything at LFW saw some form of new romantic influence. From the ruffled blouses at Victoria Beckham to the detailed dresses at Christopher Kane, SS20 is all about the frills.
A trend that never dies, the trusty blazer is most definitely sticking around for SS20. This season however, we’re ditching the XXL double breasted blazer for a more fitted style with a particular emphasis on the lapels. Seen at Victoria Beckham, JW Anderson and House of Holland, the 80’s style blazer with contrast lapels was a stand out trend.
#10 Nudes & Beige
Put away the dark tones of AW19, and embrace the brighter neutrals and beige hues of SS20. The new season runways showcased an array of nude outerwear including classic trench coats and blazers. Head to toe neutral style was the stand out trend, only ever complementing pieces with a splash of white to create clean, sophisticated looks.
# 11 Wide Leg
An abundance of wide leg trousers filled the catwalks of LFW SS20 in a variety of compositions, colours and cuts. The wide leg trousers of TOGA featured a high zip to exaggerate the flare, whereas the high waited trousers of Emilia Wickstead boasted a kick flare fit in a gingham check. Other designers demonstrating their love of the wide leg trousers included Erdem, House of Holland and Roksanda.
Words by Emma Bowkett
Photo Credit : Vogue Runway