A Designers’ Insight To London Fashion Week 2019

It’s always exciting thinking about what will become a hit after London Fashion Week. Between the four cities that host Fashion Week, London is known for being the most experimental, often showcasing newcomers that wouldn’t be as welcome at other shows. So, it’s no surprise that we’re excited for what’s to come. This month, we’ve teamed up with QUIZ’s in-house designer, Emma Kenyon to find out what they’re forecasting for the week!

Upcoming trends off the back of LFW

If you’re an avid follower of fashion, you’ve probably already guessed that sustainability is going to become a big focus this year! And thankfully so. From multi-functioning garments such as the silk scarf to new materials, we can expect to see some really great designers taking steps towards a greener brand this year.

We’re going to mix things up too; turning class and traditional styles into urban must-haves. We predict strong party glamour looks that have been given a streetwear look, set to mix up everyone’s clothes collections this season. Expect oversized jackets, inspired by blazers for men, that could be worn on a casual night out and at the office.

We’ve witnessed astonishing advancements for technology in the recent years and expect this to be a big part of fashion in 2019. From different materials used in the creation of clothes to the technology used in the show itself, we’re expecting it to be a focus this February.

Prints we’ll see on the runway

We’re all about patchwork in 2019 as this is the year where we take inspiration from thrifting. Don’t be afraid to dig deep into your drawers and bring some of your old items back to life this season.

Will floral prints make a statement? Of course. This season it’s all about tapestry-inspired, bold and playful floral prints, so expect to see designers showcasing some loud and colourful patterns.

A trend that we predict will continue to rise is tongue in cheek slogans on clothing, we’ve already seen it this year with Viktor and Rolf’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection of dresses at Paris Fashion Week. This featured daring dresses featuring slogans such as “I’m not shy I just don’t like you” and “Sorry I’m late I didn’t want to come”.  

Colours we’ll see on the runway

This season will be all about colours from the 70s. Think retro colour palettes made up of merlot red, cerulean blue and rich yellows to create a look that’s as funky as the era itself. These bold colours don’t have to be reserved for party wear either, bring pops of colour to the office with bright blazers and matching court shoes.

When you’re next out shopping, expect to see lots of purples and reds on display! When it comes to partywear predictions, you can expect to see these colours on sequin and maxi dresses. If you’re one for darker colours, you’ll be pleased to hear that we can expect black on black to be big this season as designers show how you can switch up the classic shade. 

As well as this, you’ll need to cop some cosy bright jumpers, long sleeve dresses and eccentric party pants are just a few stand-out pieces that we’re anticipating at London Fashion Week.  

Accessories we’ll see on the runway

90s TV was everything, and the accessories our favourite characters wore were incredible — it’s time to bring that back! Expect short strap shoulder bags in various styles and sizes, you’re guaranteed to have one for all occasions by the end of the year.

We recently experienced the return of the bum bag which was the ultimate festival essential last year and this year we can expect designers to smarten up the belt bag and make it more appropriate for every day wear. Could you see yourself sporting a belt bag to work?

Think extravagant pieces that definitely put you in the spotlight. We predict diamante hair clips, chandelier earrings, chunky hoops, anklets and chunky chain bags to match.

Can these LFW19 designs be made for the high-street?

It’s important that trends from LFW hit the high-street soon after. What is getting people talking? And, what garments are people loving the most? From these pieces Emma considers which pieces will appeal most to their customers and apply the look to a style that they know that their customer would wear.

What does the future of fashion look like?

How garments are produced will become a bigger interest to consumers. Additionally, Emma tells us that she hopes that the current desire for sustainable fashion continues and in 10 years’ time the market is in a better position to allow the consumer to shop knowing that they are doing so sustainably.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. With a background in PR working in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Charlotte has been running Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden for the past 8 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a little too much time into her morning brew.

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