LFW this season for AW18 has been incredible. I always come away from each season fully motivated and inspired in my work. This season I really wanted to document a mixture of street style and catwalk shows in a more creative way. The way LFW inspires me is by colour palettes, details and personal style! I’ve put together this post with a combination of both Street Style and Catwalk shows with illustrative montages to document my favourites.
Each season Street style is always what makes me feel the most excited about new trends. It’s incredible to see people express themselves through fashion and this season in particular is the season of colours. It’s refreshing to see people clashing colours and prints and really experimenting with layering. The wonderful Felicity Hayward captured my favourite street style shot wearing a bright yellow satin dress and matching jacket. Her dress and jacket combo with clashing purple boots is a simple yet effective experiment and I love it. I used some Instax film to capture some others on the street, all of which have colour featured heavily. The pop of red in a handbag, blocked pastel shades and burgundy and red together are all combos I’m really enjoying.
This season I only attended a few shows but it was good to be selective and go to the ones I knew I liked the designers work. My favourite designer is Bora Aksu so being able to goto that show was an incredible experience. The colour palette was my absolute favourite, with hints of lavender, navy blue, blush and mustard which is perfect autumn shades. I think lilac is going to be huge this year starting in Spring and continuing into AW18.
Other shows I attended were the Cassey Gan show which was very block colour heavy with some fun geometric prints. My own personal style is a combination between Cassey Gan and Bora Aksu so seeing such a graphic collection was also really inspiring.
Trend Break Down
Having seen the combination of street style this LFW AW18 season and designers shows the simple trend break down is MORE COLOUR. I’m loving the experimentation of layers and clashing prints, as well as fabric textures. AW18 seems to be heavy on spring shades and i’m all about that integration. Seeing designers embrace colour for fall collections makes me extremely happy and is breaking away from the same old dark tones for AW. It also excites me for the start of Spring, as highstreet clothing can be transitioned all year round. I wear colour all year round anyway but seeing it being embraced in all looks and on the streets is so refreshing.