London Fashion Week Round Up 2015

London Fashion Week has now left the building! And left a lot of fashionistas pining after the AW15 fashions on the runways. The trends were wide and varied and as usual ranged from the sublime to the surreal. With London hitting a happy commercial medium, press and buyers were treated to the usual celeb spotting, champagne swilling and dodging the bloggers on the cobbles at Somerset House, whilst soaking up the new season’s hits and misses.

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Animal print will always be in favour, and Dame Vivienne Westwood (below) knows a thing or two about trend setting. Her Red Label collection zebra prints took pride of place on shirts, warp dresses and oversized coats, which will be an easy addition to your current wardrobe, as if you are bold enough to wear a print, you don’t care what you clash it with.

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And if you have thick skin (or thin skin that needs to be kept warm!), you might be tempted by the fur trade. Some high-end designers were showcasing the real thing, whereas a more friendly faux fur option (which incidentally looks very authentic) was spied on models strutting for Topshop Unique and celebrity fave, Shrimps. Autumn Winter promises a wide range of colours- perfect to brighten up a wintry day.

With the seventies trend still going strong- two seasons already, but hey who’s counting? Several designers took their influence from the cowgirls and Indians and used fringing to liven up the looks. Check Burberry (above), Alexander Wang and Eudon Choi for hemline inspiration, and Burberry, who put the ‘bo’ back into boho with patchwork and ponchos a-go-go.

And if you are more of a candy girl, you will love the fact that pink is around to stay. Already making itself at home, in all good stores for the summer, J.Crew, Kate Spade and Holly Fulton (below) showcased pale pastels to bubblegum.

Pretty in pink which will work perfectly when the skies are grey. A crossover trend is great news for your wardrobe too. More colours to watch out for are the more predictable oranges and greens.

Provoking memories of jumping in puddles, conker fights, bonfire night and falling leaves.. sigh. So for a nostalgic trot for a classic autumn frock, check out Victoria Beckham’s latest line alongside London stalwart Jenny Packham, whilst Matthew Williamson (below right) and Julien McDonald (right) are the names to look to for some green-eyed glamour, and Erdem who merged both!

If power dressing is more your scene, you might be interested in the new lean tunic silhouette. Barbara Casasola perfected the tunic and midi skirt. Sexy and demure at the same time! Christopher Kane (below left) offered mannish tailoring: two-piece velvet tuxedo suit anyone?

Which is set to be the perfect alternative to the Christmas party dress. With every woman’s favourite Joseph showcasing traditional slick sharp suiting and androgynous femininity, there is definitely something for everyone!

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Roll on September….

Sara Darling, is Fashion and Content Editor of 55Factory, a freelance stylist and fashion, lifestyle and travel writer.

Having worked with a cross section of celebrities including Ana Matronic, Alexandra Burke, Eliza Doolittle, Craig Roberts and Will Poulter as well as for Channel 5’s CBB and E! Entertainment, she also regularly shoots fashion both here and abroad.
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Her commercial clients include Reebok, Gossard, Godiva and Foot Locker and an array of videos ranging from The Arctic Monkeys, The Freemasons, VV Brown and Vanquish.

No stranger to the media, Sara was featured in a ‘Women in Fashion’ TV documentary on Sky and participated in Twiggy’s reality show “Frock Swap” show on BBC2, gaining the top title “Top of the Frocks”; She has also been filmed for a “A day in the Life” for cable TV.

With her written work featured in Fault, Drafted, Beige and MSN Style, you can follow her on twitter @fashion_darling

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