Burberry Spring Summer 2014 [Getty]
After days of chocca packed with shows from noon to dusk, we've finally grabbed the moment to scour through our notebooks to work out what we'll all be wearing come next year. The good news is that there's plenty that's pretty for the season ahead, with florals, ramped up pastels and girlish pleats on the agenda. While designers often added an off kilter flavour to the sweetness, there's scant options on offer for fans of the dark side of fashion. But that doesn't mean there wont't be a batch of cool must-haves hitting our shop floors. For example, Christopher Kane's FLOWER sweater and Jonathan Saunders' silky bomber both have sell-out written all over them. To get the inside track on the looks that you'll soon be clamouring for, read on below!
1. Garden Party
Floral prints, 3D blooms and pretty applique botanicals brought lawn borders to the catwalk this season. While some designers went classic with bold prints, others riffed on the theme. Mary Katrantzou's jewel encrusted 3D posies and Christopher Kane's phytotomy were a case in point.
From Left to Right: Eudon Choi, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, J.W.Anderson, John Rocha, Matthew Williamson S/S 2014
2. Shredded Denim
Frayed denim offered a hip update on jeans for Spring. Dresses, tops and skirts looked nonchalent and brought a hint of the street to the runways. The look also offered London's cool girls a new season wardrobe for Spring.
Left to Right: Marques Almeida, Marios Schwab, Ashish
3. Turbo-charged Pastels
Pretty pastels were pumped up this season with a striking palette of germolene, spearmint and Parma-violet. Head to toe and tonal combinations are the only way to go.
From left to right: Burberry, Giles, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Sister by Sibling, Emilia Wickstead
4. Pleats Please!
Schoolgirl pleats were given a luxe upgrade at LFW with foiled finishes, ombre'd effects and premium fabrics making the look completely grown up.
From left to right: Antipodean, Jonathan Saunders, Barbara Cassola
5. The Mullet Dress
All party at the front and business at the back, the lop-sided mullet dress has long been a favourite with Hollywood starlets looking to create drama on the red carpet. Antonio Berardi's mis-matched skirt hems paired with sweaters show that the style is not just for blow out nights - it can also work for a modern take on cocktail dressing.
From left to right: Emilia Wickstead, Antonio Berardi, Erdem, PPQ, Alice Temperley, Antonio Berardi