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Trends: London Fashion Week

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Trends: London Fashion Week

Monday marked the final day of London Fashion Week which kicked off on Friday, February 15th. Close to 80 labels showed in the British Fashion Capital, with Tom Ford showing his collection on the official schedule for the first time, as well as the highly anticipated collaboration between pop-sensation Rihanna, and high-street brand, River Island.

Below: Alice Temperley. An ode to Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren, this collection was darker than Temperley’s typical collections. Whimsical femininity blended with sharp sophistication, in the form of bohemian gowns and contrasting structured tailoring, were the highlight of the runway.

Below: Holly Fulton. Punk rebellion rained down with lipstick prints, biker jackets and 50’s drop-waisted frocks. The mixing and matching of motifs was combined with an ode to punk rock through red and black.

Below: Rihanna for River Island. Sleek black silhouettes and crop tops dominated the presentation which was very reflective of the star’s personal style. Pop’s of color and side-split maxi lengths that we saw last week at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York were also elements of her designs.

Below: Vivienne Westwood Red Label. While Westwood’s shows are rarely about trends or seasons, she certainly knows how to bring the theatrics. Models with clown-ish painted faces, adorned the runway in mixed prints, metallics, and bright colors. The collection demonstrated how fashion should be an extension of one’s personality.

Below: Burberry Prorsum. Christopher Bailey rekindled the romance with what was arguably one of his best collections yet. Leopard spots and heart prints were paired with glossy and metallic pencil skirts and trench coats in caramel and black, maroon and honey, bringing a delightful romantic feel to the runway.

Photos courtesy of vogue.co.uk

Header photo edited from demotix.com

 

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Tomris is a fashion blogger from Izmir, Turkey. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Communication Studies. Her experience with fashion and style includes modeling, blogging, working as a personal stylist, and interning at The Source Magazine in NYC. She loves to travel and lived in Brussels and Istanbul before relocating to The Triangle. She joined the STYLE team in April 2012. In August 2013, she took on the role of Triangle Market Editor. Contact: Triangle@carolinastylemag.com

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