London Fashion Week exceeded all expectations on the SS15 catwalks. There was a plethora of inspiring pieces - from 3D blooms at Simone Rocha to sequin pasties at Tom Ford - leaving us in serious need of a wardrobe re-vamp! To make things a little more plain sailing in the style stakes, we have selected key-trend pieces from our SS15 collection with advice on how to style them this spring/summer. The nautical trend will be a chic spring option this year, with a heavy stripe focus, most famously seen at Victoria Beckham. Monochrome stripes are an easy to wear nod to the trend and appear on various pieces in the new collection, including culottes, short-suits and crop tops.
The 70’s trend was un-missable on the catwalks - from Tommy Hilfiger's retro fashion festival to Henry Holland's groupie girl tribute. A key trend within this story was strong floral prints - as seen at Celine, Marni, Marchesa and Simone Rocha. A favourite look from Lavish Alice Spring 15 is the floral bralet and skirt co-ord. This new take on a Lavish Alice classic, incorporate’s the trend of lace detailing while adding a soft feminine touch to the sharp, tailored look of the new collection.
STYLE TIP: If you’re going to rock the 70’s trend we say go hard or go home – wear with a statement red lip and a frizzed-out mane a-la Marques Almeida… say no to normcore!
Throughout the collection there are subtle hints to the popular ‘Military Utility’ trend. Strong details on key pieces include large patch pockets and silver visible zips – these worked seamlessly with Lavish’s basic asthetic of soft tailoring for a strong, sharp, turned-out look. The sand trench is a stand out piece and is one of the key products influenced by this look, as well as the black pocket peplum dress which, was heavily influenced by Australian designer, Josh Goot.
STYLE TIP: This stunning sand trench will look just as good dressed down as dressed up – just add a pair of fashion forward thigh-high boots and you’re all set!