LFW Trends to Love
The Art of Layering
Mix it all up, make it original
Layering became a sartorial art form when Eudon Choi presented his modern architecture inspired AW17 collection. While Markus Lupfer took us on a journey to uncover a brave new world of mixed patterns, textures and silhouettes.
Style note: Combine slim layers of varying lengths in the same hues for the ultimate look, or make it original by styling metallic leggings with a floral midi dress.
À La Garçonne
Crisp lines of tailoring
Typically masculine fabrics were used to make feminine styles. The enduring elegance of the Glen plaid check was stamped on sharp suits and midi skirts in Markus Lupfer’s collection. Eudon Choi looked back to his menswear roots, exploring easy silhouettes to construct the new contemporary suit, where classic meets minimal.
Style note: Accessorise a boy-borrowed blazer with a belt to morph your silhouette.
Knits of Glory
The new statement piece
Chunky cable knits, bold hues, asymmetric shapes and off-shoulder contours – knitwear is back in a big way. Eudon Choi played effortlessly cool by styling a knit over the shoulder as a chunky scarf. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi took layering to a new level by shaping the model’s silhouette with a corset.
Style note: The new way to style a floral dress is by layering a maxi knit over the top. From the most basic apparel in your winter wardrobe to statement pieces from the runway, the knit just became your everyday hero.
Transparency is Key
The new romantic look
“You are a ‘riot’, be faithful to your dreams”. Floral explosions and ruffled sheer fabrics made Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s runway a romantic riot. The clothes, while beautifully structured, were full of movement, and transparent layering became the new romantic aesthetic.
Style note: Transparent dresses story-tell charm and sophistication with intricate floral appliqués as in Markus Lupfer’s AW17 collection. Watch out for this new romantic look.
The bigger, the better
When the temperature drops, it’s time to raise your style game. This season is all about the power coat. Drawing particular inspiration from the cosy
Eiderdown duvet, the almighty ‘Duvet Wraps’ are taking over the runways as seen in Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s AW17 collection. House of Holland downsized the proportions, creating the perfect outerwear in smooth-talking velvet.
Style note: If duvet is not your thing, downsize your outerwear to achieve a runway-worthy look, this works beautifully over a floaty dress. Or choose a masculine silhouette adorned with precious beads as seen in Markus Lupfer’s AW17 presentation.