Seen on the Spring/Summer catwalks of DKNY, Chloe and Graeme Black this trend is one to serve you well throughout the year. A smarter alternative to jeans or leggings this look can be teamed with sandals, boots or brogues. These London trendsetter's all work the look in their own individual way, whether its quirky coloured socks or smartened up with a blazer.
D&G SS10 took us all the way back to the wild wild west, minus the barns and straw seen at Chanel. Denim ruled the runway in the form of shirts, playsuits, dresses and raras, all showing that mixing it up is never a bad thing. Fringing and ruffles also added to the theme with tan accessories finishing off the look. With denim making an appearance at Chloe and Marc by Marc Jacobs, it is safe to say the rage is not dying down, and how grateful we are.
Dolce and Gabbana told Vogue they took inspiration from ''young British women and their instinctive ability to mix and match denim, streetwear and formal wear with a typical blasé attitude.'' We found exactly that at London Fashion Week. This girl teamed a denim playsuit with black tights, taking the look through the winter weather. The patterned head scarf and gold tipped boots add the perfect quirky edge we just can't get enough of.
Chloe S/S10 brought us back to basics. Although, some die hard Chloe fans were left wanting more when only a few floaty numbers filed out at the end, after all this is what the brand is loved for. With the last collection oozing glamour and dripping with diamontes, this season was all about the cut and the signature Hannah MacGibbon masculine tailoring. Teaming oversized blazers with high-waisted pants, the show was easy chic at its best bringing an easy sensibility straight to your summer wardrobe.
Spotted at Fashion Week, this trend-setter showed everyone how to do the Chloe look perfectly, nipping the pants in at the waist with a super skinny belt and rolling the hems up for the ultimate Parisian vibe. For a fresh contrast against the slouchy tailoring, team with ultra flat gladiators this spring, we know your feet will thank you.
Eighties power dressing is back, and along with it, the luxe fabric that was so prominent during the dynasty decade. From shoulder padded party dresses, to laid back quilted jackets, it's time to unleash the velvet vamp. Seen on the catwalks of Chloe, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, velvet is already gathering momentum amongst London's fashion elite. With the upcoming party season, this statement look is sure to thrive. Not confined to women's fashion, this trend is also set to storm men's wardrobes; velvet blazers and bow ties being the key pieces.
Each season Marc Jacobs' shows are the hottest ticket in town. Spring/Summer2010 was no exception. His younger more playful and dare we say cooler line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, did not disappoint. Bursting with vibrant patterns, clashing neons and all-wrapped-up in pretty bows, what more could any girl want. The main trend that will be ruling your wardrobes come spring time is the tribal print. From jodphur pants and graphic tees, to 40s skirts and all-in-ones, wear African-inspired pattern from head to toe.
Described as a nod to 80s youth culture, this trend is already making an impact on street style. We spotted this trendy Londoner at London Fashion Week wearing a denim jacket over a patterned play-suit, bearing a striking resemblance to the Marc by Marc Jacobs vision seen only a week before at New York Fashion Week. The little black boots make the outfit work all the way into winter, so maybe you won't have to wait until summer after all.
Despite emerging as a trend some seasons ago, the stud mania is sticking around. With embellishment continuing as a key look for S/S10 it is safe to say that studs will be no exception. Adorning everything from shoulder pads and bags, to shoes and shorts, it's all in the detail. It seems the strongest way to make a statement is with accessories, as we saw first hand at London Fashion Week. First done by the likes of Alexander Wang and Christian Louboutin, others have been quick to catch on, especially when it comes to street style. Anyone with any Make-Do-And-Mend streak of course, will be giving their clothes the stud treatment themselves!
From Runway to Realway, Matthew Williamson's S/S10 collection is already setting trends. With his return to London after 7 years, his latest show is a perfect celebration of London's 25th anniversary of fashion. Although the show was a clear progression from his bohemian goddess looks of nearly a decade ago, the grown up glamour was a winning departure. The collection was awash with sugary tones and soft metallics, with the usual bold prints a lot more subdued, only appearing in a few signature pieces. Instead luxurious leathers, statement embellishments and cut-out details stole the show, but overall subtlety was the key for success.
Teaming leather trousers with a hint of pattern from her headscarf and jacket, this London based design student sums up the trend perfectly, whilst adding her own personal stamp to the look.
One street style statement that stole our hearts at LFW was the wedged boot. Spotted on the catwalks of Chloe and Josh Goot, the look is slowly making its footprint on the pavements of London. Keep ahead of the fashion crowd by running with this look for winter. Wear with wooly tights or be brave and bare those legs. Either way if there is only one boot you buy this season, make sure it's the wedge.
Loved by French Vogue, Scott Schuman has just bagged another Vogue deal to put on his CV. Having already shot for French Vogue, Schuman is said to have also won over Vogue Italia's editor Franca Sozzani, so much so that he was chosen to shoot Rachel Scutt for the magazine.
Not to miss out, his girlfriend Garance Dore is also upping the ante. Recent reports have revealed that the fellow street style photographer will now work with Vogue Paris more frequently on their website and potentially in the magazine too. This week, Gap's Patrick Robinson announced that Dore will collaborate with the high street retailer on a pop-up exhibit in London which is launched next month.