London Fashion Week - Spring Trend Report
Last week saw the return of London Fashion Week, with some of the capitals top designers showing their latest collections. Whilst we are fully in autumn here in the UK, we have had a taste of what trends we will be seeing when spring does eventually arrive.
Here you can find our top 5 trends that we think we will be seeing plenty of in the spring, and some of the jewels we have that will work wonderfully within these trends.
Floral, Whimsical & Feminine
Erdem is a designer known for their aesthetic and inspiration coming from his passion for history. They are noted to have spent most of the time dreaming up this collection in the libraries, museums and galleries of London, with this particular collection being inspired by the work of the museum conservators.
The whole collection has a wonderful nature-inspired colour palette, dripping in floral motifs. Anything Georgian or Art Nouveau would be perfect for wearing pieces inspired by this collection. Opals and pearls are a great way to wear something dreamy and whimsical, whilst carved coral and jade will make an excellent choice if you're looking for something more colourful.
S.S.Daley is a designer who is really making his mark on the LFW scene. His style has a very quintessentially British feel to it, with botanics and heritage patterns and techniques being used from collection to collection. Daley's SS23 collection sees an array of soft colours and textures, which as expected has a wonderful old-English feel to it.
Whilst S.S.Daley's interests are said to come from 1920's and 1930's working and upper class dress codes, we can't help but think that classic and timeless jewels from the Victorian era would be a wonderful start to wearing this trend.
A serious POP of colour!
Molly Goddard is most probably best known for her extravagant tulle dresses (most notably *that* pink dress Villanelle wore in the first season of Killing Eve). Every collection Goddard always manages to rework this eponymous style ready for the new season. SS23 sees intense, bright colours paired together to create beautiful and bold colour blocked looks.
It's surely not just us who thought of gemstones when we saw this collection? Wear a bright intense gem on its own or pair with complimentary colours like our favourite looks above to create a bold statement. Go one step further by choosing something foiled to get an even more intense colour, these Georgian 15ct Gold Foiled Amethyst Gemstone Earrings would be the perfect jewel for this.
Iridescent and Celestial
Edward Crutchley is known for his expertise in fabric creation and manipulation, not only for his own brand but also Dior and Fendi. This collection is inspired by the sea nymphs from Ancient Greek mythology, creating ethereal and iridescent fabrics to mimic the magical creatures living in the sea.
The first thing that came to mind was obviously OPALS! Their surface, like the fabrics in this collection, glitter and sparkle to create an array of wonderful colours and shimmers. Anything cool toned and icy such as aquamarines and platinum, paired with sparkly diamonds and rich sapphires will no doubt be a great way to wear this trend in jewel form.
Minimal and Sophisticated
Karoline Vitto's debut collection at LFW has a beautifully minimal feeling to it. Fabrics have been shaped to the models bodies, models of all shapes and sizes which is thankfully becoming more and more present as fashion weeks evolve. Simple metalwork is used to hold the clothing together, almost like jewellery in itself.
The entire collection is in black and white, except one entirely red look. The whole collection looks so sophisticated, so jewels to reflect this is a must. Nothing with intense colour or a busy pattern so that the minimalism is adhered to. Minimal chains are a great way to replicate the metalwork featured in the clothing whilst keeping to a more realistic everyday approach.
Will you be wearing any of these trends by the time spring arrives? We think there is definitely something for everyone, let us know which trend you will be sporting in the comments!
Images via Vogue Runway.