Olivia is the digital intern of Vogue.co.uk
Wednesday 22 February 2017
AS London Fashion Week draws to a close, Vogue rounds up the three defining trends that spearheaded the autumn/winter 2017 collections. From complementary colours to statement pockets, see how British designers are reinventing the fundamental idiosyncrasies of style.LFW Trend: Innovative Velvet
LFW Trend: Innovative Velvet
Colourful clashing was the port of call at Mulberry, Roksanda and Roland Mouret - who brought a joyful optimism to the runway with their cacophonies of paintbox brights. While Roksanda opted for Nicholl blue, in homage to the late Richard Nicholl, Cadbury purple and striking spearmint were the standout hues in Johnny Coca's playful vision, matched by Mouret for whom teal, mauve and forest green formed an unlikely alliance. See more here.
Sumptuous textures are back for autumn/winter once more, but Peter Pilotto, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou have revived this lithe yet sophisticated fabric with glistening appliqué and manipulated lace. See more here.
No longer purely purpose-built, pockets are back in the spotlight this season. Spotted at the likes of Simone Rocha, JW Anderson, Joseph and Christopher Kane, gaping pouches nestled in the creases of flowing dresses and trousers, giving casual wear an elegant refresh. See more here.