Another year, another fashion week, and another opportunity for Brits to take the streets to broadcast some unbelievably fabulous and bold street style. Luckily, the streets of London are filled with all-around fashionistas so the pavements were packed with stylish guests serving up some serious wardrobe goals. We take a closer look at this year’s street style stars.
Influencers and fashionistas braved rainy streets for a day of London Fashion Week. Just like NYFW, show-goers did not let the weather stop them from wearing their statement pieces. They took to the streets wearing colourful jackets, 90’s inspired sunglasses, and funky heeled shoes. This year we noticed that almost every outfit was complemented with a pair of funky sunglasses. They are of course practical (even in the rain… right?) as well as decorative. Skinny and elongated cat eye sunglasses sharpened up winter looks whilst round Ray-Ban-esque sunglasses are a classic. Oversized square and hexagon shaped shades, embellished shapes and ski goggles reflected last years predicted trend reports for AW 2018. Even though British weather still feels like its winter, that’s no excuse to stash away your sunglasses.
Bold accessories were a popular choice for fashionistas at fashion week, presenting some extravagant geometric shaped handbags along with figured necklaces and bright badges, to leave an abstract look. I’m sure I collected badges to edge up my bag when I was school, so lesson learnt; never throw anything away. These accessories were paired with a mixture of patterns leaving vibrancy as the main theme.
It felt like nothing was too extreme for the streets of London with clashing patterns and colours, street style moved away from the unwritten rules of colour; every colour is mix and matched and it worked incredibly well. Introducing graphic tee’s, combining them with coloured joggers like trousers and fur was no longer considered just “urban”, but brought a new edge to an everyday staple.
LFW teaches up to never stop using our imagination whilst dressing up. From this year’s street style, combining colours with different fabric and textures is the perfect way to start.
Text: Ella Buxton
Images: Gill Case