Lorna Tyler takes us through street style from this season’s fashion week.
London’s streets provide a free catwalk of almost every style imaginable, showcasing floral, bold, bright colours and smart and casual wear. With such a mix of people in the capital, a jacket you see on the street could range from Primark to Gucci.
But recently the some of the styles of the high fashion runways have seeped into the stores of the high street, creating a mix between high street and high runway fashion on the streets of London.
Long coats have become a seemingly everyday fashion essential, with thigh- to ankle-length coats coming to the streets. The usual trench coat has become a bold-coloured essential; leather and metallic versions have transformed the trench coat look into an edgy, unique style.
Leopard print coats have also made a comeback and are now being restyled with heeled ankle boots and mom jeans. Patterns and colours themselves have become trends, with checkered coats and trousers having become especially popular.
The colour red has also been shown extensively on the London Fashion Week runways this year, and has seemingly become a trend in itself, depicting an aspect of both danger and passion through the clothes.
Another huge trend in London’s street style scene is the array of fur coats. Classic brown and beige fur coats are still significant, but with the influence of bold coloured versions in this year’s London Fashion Week, such as the long fur coat displayed in the Amy Thomson collection, members of the public appear to have rushed to add this to their personal style from cheaper high street store options.
Striped trousers of all kinds seem to be making a huge entrance too, ranging from popper, flare, culottes and smart trousers all featuring the seemingly simple pattern, but in new and more edgy ways.
To top off the London look, chunky-heeled ankle boots, be it leather, metallic, pointed toe, patterned, or even fur, seem to be the perfect addition to the new edgy and colourful style sweeping the streets of London.
Image credits: Melody Jacob; Bruce Mars; Steve Buissinne
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