LFW: Top Trends SS13

Antonio Berardi SS13Daytime metallics, dungarees and a continuing fever for all things sport featured heavily and often humorously (see Maarten van der Horst’s take on his Tesco inspired outfit) at London Fashion Week. Here’s a peek at next season’s top trends.


Mermaid metallic’s stood out, especially in outerwear. You may think sequins and metallic leather jackets are best left for evening wear and Christmas parties, but turquoise metallic’s featured heavily in everything from trench coats to short jackets. For less valiant options shoot for some metallic nail polish available everywhere from Tom Ford to Topshop.

Citrus Colours

Yellow looks set to become one of next year’s major colour schemes. Designers lit up London with citrus hues; bright oranges and zesty lemons were equally as popular as daffodil yellows and mustards.  Topshop being a major contender for the latter.


Every season there’s a new take on florals. This time it’s the turn of the modern, three-dimensional type. Florals literally stood out on dresses and trouser suits alike with Clements Ribeiro camellias placed on shirt collars, and House of Holland’s plum sequin flowers scattered instinctively like clematis climbers down silk shirt and trousers.


Olympic spirit continues to inspire collections from David Koma’s tennis nets and racket grip heels; Antonio Berardi and Richard Nicoll’s Aertex dresses and Rag & Bone’s rally driving-inspired collection proves London really captured not just our imaginations but fashions too.

Preen SS13Bomber Jackets

We’ve had tailored, slouchy, and boyfriend style to name but a few but while this season may be concentrating on a biker jacket revival, next year’s will make way for the bomber jacket. Our next summer cover ups won’t be the slouchy, relaxed pieces we have become accustomed to, but satin bombers over elegant dresses or edgy leather styles worn with pretty prints, will offset an otherwise bland outfit.



Perhaps the most concerning trend of all to emerge from this seasons collections but a seemingly versatile one at that. Designers relished in several different incarnations, everything from laid back festival wear in equally troubling tie-dye prints to silk satin evening wear affairs in peach parfait. A definite Marmite trend for sure, though no less daunting than the jumpsuit/playsuit/ onesie revival.



Gone are focused, concentrated prints, next year’s prints will combine with others to contrast but succeed none the less. Preen combined classic Breton stripes with snakeskin print and the result was a surprisingly contemporary, inspired outcome. A progressive insight of the excitement to come.


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