This season, a fresh set of aficionados have proved that fashion can be as experimental on the streets as it is on the runway. Whilst putting up a show for the curious crowds standing outside Freemason’s Hall, Fashion Scout’s annual LFW venue, London’s street style was once again proved to be the most show-stopping. The influencers photographed below certainly make fashion feel inspiring.
From dapper men in fur coats to Generation Z’s in kitschy accessories, monochromatic layers to undying love for animal prints; the street style at AW19 by non-models further advocate that fashion is universal.
Accessories (especially sunglasses) won our hearts this season. We spotted bright cat-eye frames and Power Ranger-esque toy glasses paired with anything and everything from huge hoops to fur, denim and leather.
Other statement accessories included a Van Gogh box bag, a Margiela x H&M glove-bag and a Starsica suitcase. Although chunky sneakers are the ‘it’ shoes once again, knee-high boots and Doc Martens still remain favourite for some.
The most versatile colour this season has to be pink, and we saw it on literally everything – glitter, fur and feathers, blazers, polo necks and hairstyles. The second most popular street style colour was neon green, followed by head-to-toe looks in lavender, cream and beige.
Blocked animal prints, doodle motifs and mosaic prints in eclectic colours proved that bright colours are not reserved for spring/summer anymore. If an outfit conveys an emotion, then unapologetic quirkiness wins.
Whilst watching blogger Stefan Howarth sashaying through show venues in a floral coat by the Italian designer Viola Menchini was exhilarating, we also witnessed a celebration of diversity. Initiated by Goldie Magazine, fashion lovers regardless of any body shape, size, gender, age, colour and sexual preference wore what they feel best in and confirmed with a ‘fashion for all’ placard.
Representation on the runways might be marginalised, but when we see these devotees styling themselves in clothes and accessories from vintage shops and high-street brands, we are filled with hope and reminded that fashion can be inclusive.
Let us know which style inspires you to experiment with your wardrobe.
Text: Pinanki Shah
Images: Rob and Gill Case