We’ve all seen the new season trends on the SS15 catwalks, but we’ve rounded up the best that are actually wearable. Plan your spring shopping list now with the top 10 trends to invest in now.
When Burberry Prorsum champions any cover-up other than its signature trench, you know it’s going to be huge. Prepare to dig out your denim jacket, because Burbs sent countless ones down their SS15 catwalk, from classic indigo to hippie-coloured hues. This being high fashion, it’s all about glossing them up with chic separates. In fact, it’s safe to say denim jackets and chiffon midis will be de rigeur.
We said that sports luxe was going nowhere, but while New York looked to American Football for inspiration, in London tennis was the order of play (sorry!). LFW opener, JJS Lee, and Topshop Unique showcased chic pleats on skirts and drop waist dresses. Luckily, they’re on the high street now too, so you can get on this trend early.
From DKNY to Lacoste, big colourful stripes were everywhere. This is the only way to work your lines now. Cram in as many colours as you can and go for contrasting sized stripes.
An update on the arty trend that’s been dominating recent catwalks, think circles, hexagon, squares… Anything that makes your eyes go a bit funny if you look at it for too long! Two-pieces worn together are the way to go for catwalk kudos – ditto monochrome clashed with brighter summery shades.
London isn’t known as the quirky fashion capital for nothing, and Fyodor Golan played this card to perfection with pink marabou feather creations at LFW. Adorning jackets and pencil skirts at Burberry, these strokable plumes look set to be the new fringing. One condition – your feathers HAVE to be Barbie pink!
Phew – a new body hotspot we can all get to grips with! After seasons of crop tops, the ‘it’ zone has moved upwards from the midriff to the shoulders thanks to Topshop Unique sending models out in slinky bardot tops. Our advice? Make sure you invest in a good strapless bra, asap.
All-in-ones made an appearance on multiple catwalks, but it was Whistles’ incarnation that really caught our eye. Re-spinning it with a bandeau top and culotte-style bottoms, this is a shape we can’t wait to rock. Try it layered over a breton tee or with a knit on top.
Lace may be a summer staple, but it’s time to forget the delicate designs of seasons past. Bora Aksu along with Julien Macdonald have reworked the classic in laser-cut form and used it to create ‘anything but demure’ dresses. Look for it in white or pastel hues to really play up the mix of edgy and dainty.
Squared separates to the power of two dominated the catwalks of DVF, Altuzzara and Oscar de la Renta. Choose fitted shapes and a ladylike silhouette for a sense of New York Polish.
Stash the spaghetti camis – the only way to do straps for summer is thick and chunky. Seen at Eudon Choi and Mother Of Pearl, they lend a bolder feel to pretty pieces. A nightmare for tan lines, but an instant way to guarantee you’re one step ahead in the style stakes. Look for contrasting straps to amp up the catwalk feel.