LFW AW16 ROUND UP
AW16-17: The season of girl-gang glam
Here at Rokit we were lucky enough to get our mitts on the trend secrets set to re-vamp your Autumn-Winter 2016 wardrobe. This season's shows oozed girl-gang culture tinged with darker grunge elements, as seen on the catwalk from rebellious newcomer Typical Freaks. There was an eclectic mix of candy pinks from designers such as Clio Peppiatt and typical stormier influences from the likes of McQueen. Your party glam looks for AW16 are set to feature statement dresses with all the sequin trimmings. We saw velvet in a range of bohemian moss greens, to Topshop Unique's berry-crushed darker hues. Our biggest tip off? Wear the trend through jackets, trousers, shoes and accessories, you name it, choose velvet!! We've seen the introduction of super-sized coats this Spring, luckily for all you newly converted puffa lovers, next season sees blown out jackets and coats carry over, featured by designers such as Marques Almeida this week with models sporting mustard colour puffa jackets.
Scroll down to read more about our favourite trends and presentations this season!!
1. DUVET COATS
Making an impact this catwalk season, was the continued appreciation for the fondly dubbed 'duvet coat'. Acting as the single greatest coat combination of a practical source of warmth and an AW16 trend symbol, the expansion on the parka and puffa design make for a literal portable sleeping nest, which we think has real potential in the snoozing department. It was design duo Marques Almeida who pitched the 'duvet coat' most prominently this Feb, for their mustard and ketchup hue snug hubs, we thank you
Clio Peppiatt - Welcome to Motel Clio!
Girly-glam and a whole lot of sequins
Day 1's highlight was the playful narrative of 'Motel Clio', after launching her label in 2014, Clio Peppiatt succeeded in creating an impeccably detailed walk in dressing room giving us a glimpse of Clio's gloriously sequin adorned world. Complete with tailored bell boy suits, each of the Clio girls played their part of the motel scene with glamour and total sass. The space was awash with an eclectic mix of fun pink tones, heart appliques, retro style bombers and 90's slip dresses.
Even the canapes were Clio'd, trays sported glitter covered cherry-topped macaroons, who knew such edible creations exist. Other features included coloured fur made up of a patchwork of hues, also trimming the collars of leather trench coats. A blue fur-trimmed leather piece was a personal highlight. Oh, and the fact that there were a few bulldogs making their fash-un debut... The biggest hit though, were the bunny fur heels!! Well, Easter is just around the corner!
2. SEQUINS AND APPLIQUES
AW16 saw buttons, zips, feather, sequins galore. It is the season to release the inner haberdashery in you. Sequins featured most heavily across the London Fashion Week backdrop with the likes of Preen showing a palette of pinks, reds and black for a grungier edge. Following the girl-gang theme to this year's presentations, seen by the likes of Clio Peppiatt, think powerpuff girl glam with all the sequin trimmings.
3. VELVET ANY WHICH WAY
We saw it last Autumn/Winter in dark berry and ink-black hues, so this season velvet has seen a refresh. It was a big player in shows such as Topshop Unique in suit styles, candy pink dresses at Preen and moss green two-pieces from Erdem. It's not just the colour range that has been given a re-vamp, the colder months are set to see velvet worn ANY which way! Velvet suits, skirts, trousers, dresses - you name it - it will be velvet. A favourite to look out for, velvet shoe boots in lighter gold hues.
Typical Freaks - A candy punk squad we want to join!
Showcasing their AW16 collection, the London based streetwear brand expressed loud Punk subculture influences of the 1970's with their presentation's rebelliously cool nature and graffiti emblazoned set. Opting to cast amateur models based on their personality and attitude, meant that the girl gang vibes were fun and authentic, and we kinda wanted to join. Donning rainbow hair, the models were channelling their inner punk with their unruly, nutty behaviour.
A clash of pastel brights, Typical Freaks made a statement after collaborating with Dr Martens to pair their pastel brights with the only shoe of choice for those from the original Punk scene. It was pretty clear that this presentation was a celebration and the atmosphere was totally infectious!
4. 1940's GLAM
Along with the regular appearance of sequins, pinks and a whole lot of velvet, shows exhibted a 1940's style glamour. Design house Roksanda showcased 40's style faux fur with velvet belting, Sarah Burton delivered her last collection for Alexander McQueen before she heads off on maternity leave with a distinctive grunge interpretation of the trend with black floor length statement dresses with sequin detail. Integrate the trend into your AW16 party seasonn with statement glam, silk gloves and the ultimate vintage fashion faux-fur statement coat.