In the blink of an eye, the fashion shows in a wintery, windy London are over. There’s not much time before the next round of catwalks open in Milan and Paris, either. But there’s just enough time to read our breakdown of the biggest fall/winter 2017 trends from the United Kingdom. Scroll down for a sneak peek at what everyone will be wearing in six months’ time (as well as a few approved tips for making each look work for you).
This season sees the natural evolution of garden prints. Think traditional roses and vines applied to cool clothes instead. To play up the motif, looks matched prints with tailored dresses, bloom-covered outerwear or clashing two-piece suits.
White is right
Britain has given Victorian-era nightgown frocks a major update, now made a cutting edge with pattern, ruffles, and length. Expect details sowed in via white stitching, funky materials for the sleeves, and ruffle hems.
Pink is (still) here
The fashion world continues its obsession with the light pink hue (it’s been doing the style rounds since fall/winter 2014), but English brands delivered the colour in fresh new ways. Coats and dresses used contrasting textures to breath new life into the shade, while the colour finds its way into patterns on trousers and shirts.
Boys are back in town
For a second season, classic menswear gets an elegant makeover for London’s catwalks. Think tweedy fabrics (made feminine thanks to smaller, sleeker silhouettes) appearing in trench coats and longer dresses. If you’re feeling adventurous, feel free to match separate plaids top and bottom.
Embrace the puff
Quilted outerwear is back, following on from last year’s resurgence of the puffer jacket. This time it’s been revamped with bright colours and bold shapes. Reserved mainly for outerwear, these jackets provide an easy way to look stylish with one item of clothing.
All about sequins
No longer reserved solely for cocktail dresses, expect to see sequins everywhere this fall. All you need is a flattering fit and enough items to counter the sparkle. Sequins make an appearance during the day – on knitwear and sandals or shoes – and in the evening, with even bolder colours in dresses and two-pieces.