Seeing as I am not dressing at London Fashion Week I thought I would still follow the weeks events by looking at various websites and doing my own mini reports.
So I've compiled together a few images from some catwalk shows into photoshop and put together a few notes...
Some of the trends that really stuck out were the huuuuuge chunky knits! Big cowl neck snoods (scarf/hood) the parka jackets, the jumpsuits (obviously). The harem pants are still making an appearance, now the bagginess is incorporated into other items such as dresses, jackets etc using rouches, pleats and folds, even feathers and tassles here and there for decoration. As for colours a lot of bright and pastel colours are on show, ranging from lemons/peaches/lilacs to baby blues and on the darker side we have mustard, and grey, also a hint of grunge as black is back.
Charles Anastase's Autumn/Winter 09 collection has a "good girl gone bad" feel to it. He has plunged into grunge by having a rock soundtrack, lots of leather and even tattooed boy models. The show opened with striped blouses, quilted hunting jackets and cord coats with Geography teacher elbow patches, all including the Anastase trademarks of half-mast sleeves and high-slung Martingale belt. Leopard Print Strikes again as seen in Temperley's NYFW catwalk show. And there is an element of Patchwork quilt like fabric - waste not want not, we are in recession after all! A lot of chains, ropes and dirt. Even the word "dementia" embellished onto t-shirts. The shoes were chunky, clunky, platformed and studded. Trends for this season are looking to follow a hard times call for hard looks sort of vibe with the current state of the world and economy.