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LFW Autumn 2019 Trends

Posted on February 20 2019

With fashion month in progress, there is inspiration all around and nowhere does fashion week quite like London. The fashion capital of the UK is home to some of the biggest brands like Burberry and Victoria Beckham, as well as the freshest new faces on the scene with talent incubators such as Fashion East. We all know that fashion recycles itself and nothing is really new but we love looking at a bit of inspiration for when we’re trawling through vintage rails.


With Milan and Paris still to come, we run down the biggest moments and hottest trends from LFW so you’re in the know for Autumn 2019.


Seeing Red

Erdem - VB - Eudon Choi

We know top-to-toe is going to be a big trend for spring but carrying on into the autumn bold, red looks will be everywhere. Whilst Erdem’s iteration of this was girly and slightly gothic, Victoria Beckham went for a more structured approach and Eudon Choi showed a more tomboy-friendly style. Shop our newest red pieces here.

Streetstyle Spotlight; Flora Macdonald Johnston

Chloe Sevigny is a goth princess at Simon Rocha

Props to the casting director!


Feathery Fiends

J.W. Anderson - Mary Katranzou - Natasha Zinko


Big bird meets fashion- one of LFW’s more outlandish trends was seen at J.W. Anderson, Natasha Zinko, Peter Pilotto, Roksanda and Ryan Lo just to name a few. Whether it’s an all-over statement piece or just an accent detail, feathery creations were on all the runways.

Streetstyle Spotlight; Susie Lau

Not your nana’s curtains, Susie looks pretty in pink in an Erdem dress.


Print Pandemonium

Ashley Williams has built her brand on bold prints and striking graphics but this years signature print really had people talking. Williams’ sperm print hoodie, worn by Adwoa Aboah, was all over social media as soon as it went down the runway with punny captions galore.

Leather Lovers

Alexa Chung - Burberry - Pam Hogg

A trend that never seems to really disappear, leather touches toughen up girly skirts and create a statement when put together with soft knits. Whether you stick with a classic leather jacket or opt for a full on leather look we have vintage pieces ready to shop.


Streetstyle Spotlight; Eva Chen

Unashamed Femininity

Halpern - Molly Goddard - Ashley Williams

The party dress is back on runways this season and in a particularly fun shade of millennial pink. Whilst Halpern’s offering was a notably more grown-up approach, Molly Goddard and Ashley Williams showed versions that stuck to their irreverent and individual brands aesthetics. Goddards frothy, dreamy creations have been a fashion week favourite since the debuted in 2014 and this year their popularity has been unwavering. William’s version paired with bold red tights is a more punk styling, reminiscent of Iona from Pretty In Pink.


Natasha Zinko Takes Us Shopping

Whilst some brands will spend a large proportion of their show budget on creating an elaborate set, Natasha Zinko took a slightly different approach. Hosting the AW19 show at Next on Oxford Street, models walked through the shop and descended the escalators whilst a crowd of journalists and confused shoppers watched.


YELLOW

Emilia Wickstead - Richard Quinn - Molly Goddard

Leading on from the neon trend that swept fashion weeks and then the high-street, bright hues seem to be staying around. The particular colour of the moment is yellow. Pastel, neon, patterned, silky, lacy or embroidered this trend comes in many guises. Shop our selection of yellow pieces here.


Streetstyle Spotlight; Aaliyah Hayes



Fashion East’s newest alumni

Gareth Wrighton - Yuhan Wang - Charlotte Knowles

With previous designers including Gareth Pugh, House of Holland and Simone Rocha, Fashion East are known to present the best of the London fashion scene every year. Often recently graduated and new in the industry, Fashion East designers are always dynamic and boundary-pushing and this year's shows were no different.


Major Volume

J.W. Anderson - Simone Rocha - Erdem

Bubble skirts, voluminous dress and soft, rounded hemlines were seen on runways a lot this fashion week, bringing back elegant silhouettes that move gracefully around the models. Whilst this type of skirt might make you recoil in horror as you conjure images of the ’80s, this trend is definitely a more subtle approach than we have seen before with puffball skirts.

 

Words Eloise Gendry-Hearn