As Seen on the Catwalk
As Seen on the Catwalk…
The A-list and Z-list alike were out in force this week as bloggers, photographers, designers and celebs graced (and disgraced) the soggy streets for London Fashion Week, which this time round showcased the Spring/Summer 16 lines. Outside we managed to pap some pretty rad street style, inside the front row were taken on a journey through the decades as 60s retro, 70s Bohemia, 80s neon and 90s grunge all made headway on the catwalks.
The lust-worthy likes of an Alexander McQueen or Orla Kiely number will set you back a small fortune. That's why we've sifted through mountains of catwalk style to pick out a bunch of key trends that you can copy with purse-friendly vintage finds that won't break the bank. Guaranteed one of these will be your cup of tea, we love them all! Shop the rokit site or head in store to recreate the looks we couldn't stop swooning over!!
1960s Retro Prints
The same kind of bold and brassy retro prints that would look right at home on your nan's curtains were seen printed over mini, midi and palazzo styles worn on Orla Kiely's golf course this week (that's right, never one to shy away from quirkiness Kiely showcased her S/S16 collection on a crazy golf course) whilst Fyodor Golan took a decidedly more futuristic take on the retro 60s print and went all 'Back to the Future' on us with huge florals seen printed onto transparent silicone tops and skirts. Oh behave!
1970s Psychedelic Bohemia
1970s Bohemia is one of those trends that crops up time and time again, like getting lost on the m25 for forty odd years, going round and round in circles and seeing the same maccy d's over and over again. Nevertheless (trust me this analogy is going somewhere) just like a maccy d's, you can always trust 70s Bohemia to deliver (got there in the end, eh?!) Ok maybe that was a bit of a naff analogy but the fact remains, House of Holland, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou all reincarnated this trend yet again on their S/S16 catwalks and the 10th time we bite into this heavenly Big Mac of a trend is just as tasty as the first. Henry Holland took style inspo from cult classic 'Fear and Loathing' with a psychedelic nod to bold florals and yellow tinted aviators whilst Erdem and Katrantzou opted for a more feminine approach with ditsy florals and folk prints splashed across silk ruffles, floating chiffon and delicate lace. A total dream in prairie madness meets Victorian melancholy. Get ready to channel your inner gypsy with this timeless trend.
Don't be fooled into thinking catwalk trends are made to stay on the catwalks and dress the A-list! Grab a pair of scissors and your most knackered pair of Levi's and hack away; ripped, scuffed and frayed denim heavily featured in Mary Steinmetz's collection this week with a not so subtle nod to the 80s. Elsewhere, Christopher Kane proved that neon mini's, neon pvc, neon patchwork and neo-… CABLE TIES?! You heard it here first, 80s neon is back. You might have to head over to B&Q for the cable ties though. Release your inner punk, or maybe give that one a miss. Your call.
Black is the new black this season; McQ Alexander McQueen got a Goth makeover with black, black and more black. Black fringing, black sweatshirts, black crop tops and a generous dose of black pvc thrown in for good measure. Meanwhile over at Le Kilt 90s grunge was epitomised with gang of all girls sporting gingham and leopard print kilts held together with safety pins, fishnet tights and sheer black crop tops. An all out rebellion against the style conscious fash pack of the S/S16 front row, all housed in the legendary 100 club. Over at Versus there's (wait for it)… More black! Think double breasted mini's and pvc boob tube's with a line proving that nothing goes better with black, than black.