Think steely fashion editors, pre-teen bloggers, coloured fur, tons of leather, neon and huge flashing cameras. London Fashion week is indeed in full swing and passing between shows is a show in itself.
Here’s a few trends to tick off as you go…
Sophia Webster heels
Nicolas Kirkwood protégé, Sophia Webster makes elegant jellybean coloured heels that will grab the attention of any savvy street style snapper.
Louis Vuitton bow adorned mid-heels, Givenchy transparent sandals and any Geta footwear from Prada SS13 also make the cut.
Cara D for one, will not be separated from her Jeremy Scott winged kicks.
When heels blister even the toughest toes at the end of the week, expect to see minimalist black flynet Nikes teamed with leggings and a high shine skirt, Pierre Hardy Neon gum high-tops or unbranded MM6 Margielas.
Kids as accessories are big – ridiculous and questionable but this is fashion right?? And cuteness SELLS. From Mariacarla’s tot in Givenchy’s campaign to ten-year-old Romeo stealing the spotlight for Burberry this SS13, expect AW to go heavy on the mini-me’s.
Three-foot tall Alia Wang wears tiny versions of Uncle Alexander’s key looks every season and look out for angelic Neva Vodianova Portman, daughter of FROW royalty, Natalia.
Four-year-old Hudson Kronig will no doubt be wearing personalised Chanel as Karl’s Godson and Rachel Zoe will be parading Skyler, the (almost) two-year-old fashion project (sorry, son) she shares with investment banker Rodger Berman.
The IT models
Look out for Lily McMenamy (Kristen McMenamy’s daughter) who walked topless *gasp* for Marc Jacobs in NY.
Chloe Norgaard, the rainbow haired Swedish model (who inspired her own Tumblr account) walked in NY and is everywhere.
Rosie Tapner blagged a Balenciaga campaign back in 2011 when she was 15, she covered Topshop’s magazine for AW and has cheekbones that cut ice.
And of course, keep your eyes peeled for a daily fix of Cara, Karlie and Jourdan on the loose.
Showing off is the glittery axis round which fashion week revolves. TAME peacocking this season can encompass any of the following;
- Hot high street designer collaborations
- Anything in coloured perspex or transparent to display fashion week tickets (see the clear Cambridge Satchel or Shourouk handbags)
- Ironic designer t-shirts (think Radarte, Benzo, Brian Lichtenberg’s Homies)
- Double coating (bombers and bikers over long coats are de jour)
- Stripes, metallics and shoes they may or may not be able to walk in
- A PERMANENT attachment to an iPhone (preferably with a leather Hermes, House of Holland or Marc by Marc cover) is imperative
Oh, and the withering look of a nonchalant veteran will give you the edge, even if you’re a well-dressed toddler.