Renee's Runway - London Fashion Week Edit – Fall 2016 Ready to Wear
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London Fashion Week Edit – Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

London Fashion Week Edit – Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

London Fashion week showed a feminine and glamorous look quite different to the athletic look we saw in New York the week prior. There was a definite throw back to the 1940’s, while hints of the 60’s and 70’s we have seen in prior seasons, still lingered on. Some standout trends are: black is back in a big way, tie belts to emphasise the waist, delicate flower prints, sequins and glitter, bright and oversized collars, maxi ankle length coats, peekaboo cut out shoulders and velvet. My absolute favourite trend was the cape. Capes were everywhere be it casual or embellished with sequins to wear to a cocktail party.

Burberry was my favourite. The collection a perfect mix of glam rock references with tomboy-ish militaria. There was a distinct David Bowie vibe to the clothes and the models had Ziggy Stardust Style glitter sprinkled on their faces. Slightly mannish style jackets worked well with the romantic style dresses and skirts. I LOVED the new studded ankle boot. Suki Waterhouse wore a pair to the show with a pink lace skirt and black burberry jacket and I love the whole look.

A few weeks ago Burberry announced from September the runway shows will be direct-to-consumer. I think this is fantastic news. This means that consumers will be able to buy what they see on the Burberry catwalk immediately after the show rather then waiting four to six months for the next season. I am looking forward to watching which labels follow Burberry’s lead.

In Australia at the annual Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion festival, consumers pay for tickets to see their favourite designers parade their collections and then they can purchase the clothes in store the next day. In a world accustomed to on demand purchasing, I think this is a vital next step for the fashion industry.

I would love to know what you think – comment below.