Top Trends From London Fashion Week Fall 2019

Leave it to London to set some of the best fall trends, from contemporary styles to streetwear aesthetics and luxury looks, here’s some of the trends that we’ve spotted on the runway.

Soft Pleating

Designers played with form and fabrics this season as many used pleatingtechnique to highlight different parts of the female body. Emilia Wickstead gathered fabric in soft folds to create details in tonal dresses that shaped necklines and highlighted the waistband of dresses. Meanwhile, Peter Pilotto softened the look by slinging fabric around the hips and securing them with sashes and ties. JW Anderson also pleated fabric around the hems of skirts, near the shoulders and around the neck creating soft folds and rich looks.

Big Shoulders

There was less of an Eighties vibe to the shoulders and more of a study in construction and shape this season. Roksanda and Rejina Pyo, designers known to create feminine styles, played with different styles of shoulders. The former sent waistcoasts with angular shoulders that jutted out, while the former presented a series of blazers with a squared frame. Richard Quinn cranked his up full volume and dresses featured either large puff shoulders or sharply structured ones.

Patchwork Princess

Perhaps its all the talk of sustainability, but designers are really digging the ‘repair, rewear’ look as patchwork was abundant on the catwalk. Burberry sewed together two football jerseys to create a T-shirt dress, puffer jackets were made from various styles of check and a corset dress looked like it was outfitted from three different types of dress. Molly Goddard stepped out of her comfort zone and among her signature tulle dresses, she mixed things up by debuting patchwork cardigans and sweaters.  Preen by Thornton Bregazzi also mixed and matched and skirts were pieced together by contrasting styles from slips, heavy tartan to pleated chiffon.