What was hot at London Fashion Week?

Following on from New York, fashion’s most important week hit London from 18th to 23rd September. Switching from its usual abode of Somerset House to a car park in Brewer Street, nothing is off limits to this fashion crowd.

Aside from the usual crowd of celebrities and the more weird and wonderful clothing, London Fashion Week offered up key trends that are bound to appear on the high street in time for Spring/Summer 2016.

Here at WeAreTheCity, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the catwalks and the designers to bring you our definitive list of what was hot.

Bright Colours

Think neon and fluorescent colours and shades! As already seen in New York, bright orange is already in high demand, as seen on Jeremy Scott and Prabal Gurung’s models.

Over on the London catwalk, Henry Holland showcased bright blues and turquoise in his latest wares for House of Holland. Green and pink, though, are set to be the colours of Spring and Summer collections. The colours featured heavily in designers Molly Goddard, Peter Jensen and Bora Aksu.

Big, bold sleeves

Big, billowing sleeves were one of the top trends on this year’s London Fashion Week!

Among the designers, Roksanda Ilincic featured the statement sleeves heavily in her designs at LFW. Her dresses, tops and coats mostly featured big, bell puffs that complimented the frills in the rest of the outfit.

JW Anderson showcased puffed shoulders while Emilia Wickstead designed billowy and airy sleeves.

Frills and ruffles

Frills were not just limited to the Roksanda show – they were one of the many key trends to hit the catwalk. Marques’ Almeida featured feminine frills and Mary Katrantzou showcased elaborate ruffling.

There are many ways to work the ruffle look, such as peplum and waterfall styles. This trend is effortless, easy to wear and can work in many different ways.


As with NYFW, make-up was kept to a bare faced minimum with lots of nude and beige colours. The au naturel look is sure to be sticking around for a while longer. Replicate it with a barely there foundation and creamy eyeshadows and blushers to create a dewy, fresh faced image.

About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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