Summer and autumn might seem a long way off now, but with London Fashion Week just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to wise-up on future fashion trends.
Among other trends, next season’s collections will flaunt orange hues, netted fabrics and ’70s suede. Last summer, Roksanda was known for its use of fiery, exotic block colours, and this season the designer’s combined her trademark shade with pastel blues. Visit her Mount Street flagship for the perfect dress to see you through the summer. Or, for a flamboyant flash of colour, try Louise Kennedy on West Halkin Street for a vibrant shawl to throw on when the temperature cools in the evenings.
Meanwhile, Jigsaw at the Duke Street Emporium is the place to source your new suede staple. This sleeveless dress with a matching belt and split front is perfect if you’re looking for a tailored silhouette. Team with court shoes and you can wear it day or night. If you’re a little more daring, you may want to dabble in netted textiles. Simone Rocha’s spring/summer ’16 collection promises a whole host of woven, lattice-style pieces. Visit her Mount Street store to see how the catwalk concepts translate.
Once summer ends and the leaves start to fall, your priority will be to layer up and keep warm. Thankfully, come September, the world of fashion wants you to embrace comfortable, baggy legwear that you can team with equally oversized jumpers and coats. Copper shades are also set to be big this autumn, and will offset the greys from your summer wardrobe – while silks and shearling should be your go-to fabrics. Visit E. Tautz for made-to-measure trousers that hang in all the right places, and try Private White V.C. for russet hues and snug-but-smart outerwear with the perfect shearling trim.
Between Friday 19 and Tuesday 23 February, more than 80 fashion brands will descend upon London to unveil the fabrics, colours and cuts set to transform the world of women’s fashion this autumn and winter. The schedule is now available to view, and once again Mayfair’s very own band of fashion favourites will be in the mix. The eponymous Roksanda, Christopher Kane, Erdem and Simone Rocha are all set to make reappearances this month, so make sure you stop by their Mount Street and South Audley Street stores after the event to snap up the latest trendsetting pieces.