With London recently being voted the world’s most fashionable city for the second year running, there’s no better place to look for style inspiration. And no better time, of course, than the five, fashion-inundated days that make up London Fashion Week.
The catwalks may be filled with designs for spring/summer 2013, but there’s a catwalk of a different kind going on with the fashion industry’s elite, style bloggers, off-duty models and celebrities – or, as they’re otherwise known, the front-rowers. We’ve featured ten of¬†our favourite looks that you can easily¬†recreate yourself with pieces from M&S, taking inspiration from those in-the-fashion-know.
We’ve fallen in love with Dita Von Teese’s luxurious, peplum dress (above) which perfectly embodies the opulence trend. Try the look yourself with a velour or velvet dress and finish with bright red nails and a vampish lip.
The leather skirt has been a fashion-blogger-favourite this Fashion Week, but we’ve also seen¬† leather trousers, leather shorts¬†and Kelly Osbourne rocking a bright red leather dress at the House of Holland show. If you want a more wearable option try a leather biker jacket or leather-look trims¬†on other fabrics.
3. Heritage-inspired coats
Tweed-style fabrics¬†and military detailing is big news this season and we love the way Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil¬†(above) teamed her masculine¬†coat¬†with a great pair of knee-high boots and a retro floppy hat.
Silver studs, gold studs, bronze studs… even spiked studs. Whether on your shoes, bag or clothing, studs are everywhere and it’s so easy to work the look, especially with autumn’s¬†latest ¬†accessories.
It’s already becoming a trend for next season’s collections and we saw plenty of it on the front row too with Kelly Brook working the look at the Philip Treacy show (above). Lace isn’t going anywhere so it’s an easy investment option for the coming months and beyond.
Printed trousers were everywhere¬†during the last London Fashion Week in february, and this season is no different. There are so many beautiful prints and patterns to choose from, or go opulent in brocade or jacquard textures.¬†This front-row trend was spotted on¬†Paula Reed at Matthew Williamson and Olivia Palermo at Topshop Unique, both very stylish ladies!
7. Statement knits
At the Moschino show, Alexa Chung’s bat-print knit proved that front-row fashionistas can be cosy as well as on-trend. Daisy Lowe was also sporting a chunky knit at the Topshop Unique show, while leopard print knits popped up elsewhere too.
It’s autumn, and Somerset House (where much of the Fashion Week schedule takes place) has a cobbled courtyard. With that in mind,¬†a fabulous pair of ankle boots ticks both¬†the style and practicality boxes, and it was another key piece spotted on¬†Alexa Chung and Laura Bailey this weekend.
Whether it’s a masculine blazer or a chic shift dress, a sharply tailored outfit¬†is something that’s timeless and always stylish. Tailoring fans this season included Kim Cattrall, Dita VonTeese¬†and Grace Jones, plus,¬†Christine Bleakley at Jasper Conran (above).
It’s been a hot look on and off the catwalk, both in London and in New York. Try stripes, contouring panels or a tipped blouse or tunic like Daisy Lowe’s (above)..
If you were attending London Fashion Week what would you wear? Would you go for classic pieces or make a statement? Let us know by leaving a comment below.