Fresh from the capital’s catwalks; four easy-to-try Fashion Week trends and the accessories you’ll need to achieve them.
As Storm Eunice hit London last week, another event swept through the capital. Not even hurricane-level winds and unpredictable downpours could deter the style set from attending Fashion Week in suitably uplifting looks.
After well over a year of downtime dressing and Zoom-appropriate attire, this Fashion Week welcomed sartorial boldness — and attendees certainly got the memo. Influencers and runway guests took to the streets in surprising colour combinations, out-there outerwear and confident pattern play. Inside the venues, the inspired styling continued. Post-pandemic glamour and drama took centre stage, and vintage references, high-saturation hues and a textural overload were the main takeaways. Fashion is back, and it’s braver than ever.
We’ve gathered plenty of inspiration for upcoming designs, but this season’s runways have also equipped us with new ideas for wearing our existing collections. Dip your toe into the trends by gently introducing them through accessories — read on for our recommendations.
Image credit: @connerives / @nicolacoughlan
All things delicate and demure were encouraged on the catwalks. We’re calling it The Bridgerton Effect. Since the Regency drama aired in 2020, regal frocks and refined ruffles have repeatedly topped the trends. Now, just weeks ahead of season two dropping on Netflix, designers like Richard Quinn and Conner Ives are embracing elbow-length gloves and soft tea-party pastels. By balancing these elements with straight-cut silhouettes and puffer vests, the designers have kept the aesthetic suitable for modern wear.
Our small but sweet Forget Me Not Studs in Antique Rose fit the Bridgerton bill. Florals for spring might not be ground-breaking, but we think this is a fresh way to wear them. The posts on these statement earrings are made from sterling silver, and each acrylic flower is adorned with a dainty Preciosa crystal. Just enough sparkle to make an impact.
Speaking of crystals, there was no shortage of shine under the bright lights of London Fashion Week. Tasteful glitz decorated runway looks from David Koma, who cleverly placed super-sized crystals on all-black looks to make them pop. Simone Rocha’s signature romantic designs were given an edgy twist, finished with shimmery pearl detailing. The use of sparkle seamlessly links up with one of the main beauty trends of 2022, crystal eye makeup.
The Crystal Heart Drops tap into this trend, featuring Preciosa crystals and a soft sheen on each acrylic heart. This feminine design comes in four spring shades, and is hand-finished to ensure each pair is unique. We’ll be styling ours with white cotton dresses and chunky sandals as the weather warms.
Pretty in Pink
Photo credit: @carolinaherrera
The ultimate power colour? Hot pink. Turn up the saturation with rich fuchsia shades, reminiscent of 80s suiting and bold-shouldered dresses. Perhaps surprisingly, red has proved a popular colour pairing this Fashion Week. Carolina Herrera sent models out in ‘clashing’ colours, most notably a tiered tulle gown layered with shades of lipstick red, hot pink and deep purple. Drama done right – now to find an occasion to wear it to…
Tick this trend box with the Art Deco Chandeliers in Pink Mirror, eye-catching earrings that were designed to be worn by Lara Stone for Vogue. This statement design wouldn’t look amiss at a Gatsby party — we are living in the 20s, after all. Pick out one of the tones with red or pink lipstick, and prepare to turn heads at your next do.
Make the Cut
Image credit: @poster__girl__official / Nensi Dojaka (Vogue)
Designers didn’t shy away from peek-a-boo details last week. AW22 collections are heavy on the angular cut outs, often executed in Euphoria-like style. If you’re a fan of this aesthetic, look to Nensi Dojaka’s wearable mini dresses and Poster Girl’s noughties-infused co-ords. The latter brand is loved by Kylie Jenner and Dua Lipa, and celebrated its debut at this season’s London Fashion Week. What a way to make an entrance.
Our Arrows imitate the cut out effect, composed of two arrows overlapping and a missing segment in between. Use these earrings to subtly nod to the trend, or style them with a cut out piece to highlight the detailing. Made from acrylic and finished with a marble effect, no two earrings are exactly the same. Gold and mother of pearl will work across all seasons, for evening events or dressed-up days out. We can’t say no to a versatile accessory.