Tuesday, 28 September 2010

London does Fashion Week - A guest post by The Very Simon G

As you all know last week was London Fashion Week and as a new mum it was impossible to get down there and find out what's going to be hot for next season. Nevertheless, I couldn't let my fashion followers down, so I sent my good friend, The Very Simon G, off on a mission to report back to us on the up and coming trends. If you're wondering where you've heard his name before, you may have seen him in such places as InStyle Magazine or even The Times Style Guide - very posh - but you can mostly find him over at his own fabulous blog TheVerySimonG.com


The fashion world descended on our lovely Capital last week with another dose of amazing seasonal wares, this time for spring summer next year. So after months of preparation from the PR companies and fashion houses, and weeks of organising my own schedule (praying I didn't overlap on any shows), it was time for some serious catwalk strutting.

As the models got their final touch ups and us lot, the fashion followers, editors and bloggers, took our seats, it was time to do a bit of trend spotting. And boy what a season it's going to be! Colour wise ladies it's a bit of a mish mash - but that's by no means a negative.

Yellow is everywhere - from Christopher Kane and Holly Fulton's fun shorter length dresses to Matthew Williamson's amazing floaty numbers - canary, banana or sunshine.

Holly Fulton
Matthew Williamson

Also blue, especially cobalt, makes a mighty statement on the catwalk - old favourite's Mulberry had a lovely blue bag that would definitely fit in all the vitals. It was teamed with a jumpsuit in the same colour but personally, I'm a bit over the jumpsuit. Don't tell anyone though!


If you fancy some Flapper girl style, look no further than all the fab fringing seen in many of the new collections. Henry Holland pleased everyone with his colourful fringed pieces in pinks and blues, and Ashish and Matthew Williamson also added their own twist to tassels.

House of Holland

The trouser is back too ladies, high waisted to flatter a longer frame or wide legged to slim down. Vivienne Westwood Red Label included some smart options, PPQ had some colour-pop cropped legs and Betty Jackson showed us how to do garden-party loveliness with perfectly teamed separates.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Betty Jackson

In short ladies, there are some really wearable, versatile trends for next spring Summer. I think the key to next season is mixing and matching - with colours, fabrics and even full on trends. Why not team a pair of slightly cropped trousers with a fringed top? It's definitely time to be a bit more creative with your wardrobe, and don't panic, the high street will have some fab options for you to choose from too!

Stay tuned!

The Very Simon G

Picture Credit: Catwalking.com

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