Sep 19, 2014

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5 Takeaways from the 2014 London Fashion Week

It’s time for the Big 4 international Fashion Week’s to shine. Things kicked off pretty well in New York and the second one in London just concluded as well. While others have jetted off to Milan, we’re bringing to you takeaways from the runways of London.

SIBLING: Runway - London Fashion Week SS15

Lovers of fashion got a glimpse of the spring style trends during the recently concluded London Fashion Week. That said, here’s a look at the best styles that emerged from the week-long event:

Flats over heels.

In London, the trend from the runway seemed to be comfort over style. London designers seemed to be in unison against the high heel with a lot of footwear coming in flats – brogues, sandals, sneakers, rubber boots – were all over the catwalks of London.

At Burberry Prorsum, lace-up sneakers and flat Birkentock-like sandals in colorful leather were the preferred footwear of choice. Models who walked for Christopher Raeburn sported something similar but with Velcro straps.

Plastic slippers trendsetter Christopher Kane updated “pool sliders” in black and burgundy leather. Even Temperley – dubbed as the queen of ladylike glamor – launched a sneaker line.

Sportswear is in.

Since last year, there has been a trend of sporty chic going on. Neoprene and scuba-inspired clothes were on the shelves and selling, and it seems the trend is still going strong for spring.

31Britain Fashion Burberry Prorsum

Cricket was the inspiration for Preen, while Topshop Unique seemed inspired by tennis, cycling and bowling.

The denim jacket is back.

Burberry is known for their trench coats – and it did end their show – but the luxury brand opened their London Fashion Week with a denim jacket.

Princess-like looks are cool.

Talk about seeing tulle and tiers come spring. Bows – like the one you see on Minnie Mouse – were a highlight at Sibling. In other shows, tiered or pleated skirts, frilly hems and ruffles were ever present.

Designer tech wearables?

At least this was the scene at Net-a-Porter, an online luxury fashion retailer, were selling a designer version of Google Glass carrying the Diane von Furstenberg brand.

When you go shopping come spring 2015, expect a couple of these trends on the racks of your favorite retail stores.

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