London Fashion Week is known for its innovative and out of the ordinary styles, with buyers, models, fashionistas and bloggers always heading to Great Britain’s quirkiest capital to find some new outfit ideas and get inspired by London’s visionary ferment. The London Fashion Week spring 2017 street fashion was particularly rich and striking, with countless winning looks catching our attention and charming us with their uniqueness and creativity.
As usual, many did not just dress up in their fanciest attire options, but managed to shape their personality through their clothes with edgy handmade appliqués, whimsical embellishments made of unexpected materials and quirky combinations of staples.
Those who attended the London Fashion Week shows focused on fall’s most conceptual trends, giving street style its most suburban-chic name. We managed to round up the best street style looks from London Fashion Week spring 2017, so get ready to feast your eyes and get overwhelmed with tons of inspirational outfits!
When Punk Rock Meets the Nineties
The roots of the punk rock explosion of the late Seventies are to be found in London, and we can fairly state punk is not dead there, indeed. The punk rock style still plays a central role in London’s sub-urban culture, with many young artists and musicians travelling to the city to immerse themselves into London’s punk rock movement.
This time around, many fashion enthusiasts took the punk rock style and translated it to its more Nineties, grunge-inspired version, with patches and brooches attached to denim jackets, shredded effects decorating the jeans, and chunky ankle boots completing the outfits.
Such intertwined styles also helped the London Fashion Week spring 2017 street style become even more unique and personal, with many people decorating their own staples with handmade decorations. The final outcomes are so inspirational, you feel the urge to start crafting!
Sleek and Chic
While many favored a hybrid punk rock/grunge style, others focused on a solely Nineties-inspired type of look. These LFW street style pictures, in fact, make us think we were frozen in time, with the Nineties still being at their heroin-chic peak.
Tons of slip dresses poured out down the streets, with numerous accessories made of sleek, velvet fabrics complementing each look. Shirts, cropped palazzo pants and jackets often showed off similar sleek materials, confirming that both velvet and the Nineties are still all the rage this fall.
LFW Spring 2017 and the Art of Layering
Whether it was about layers of clothes or pleats, the art of layering was particularly strong during this London Fashion Week, as much as it was during the previous one in New York. Both flamenco-inspired frilled frocks and jackets layered with oversized shirts and billowy trousers shone on the streets of London, with waistcoats in particular being used to balance the volumes.
Those who were rocking the London Fashion Week also had fun daring with layers of contrasting colors and different fabrics, inspiring us to do the same and just have fun with fashion.
Cropped Lines Everywhere
Of course, with both the Seventies and the Nineties having a great influence on the current fall/winter 2016-17 seasons, cropped pants and t-shirts could not be missed. That led to the visible socks trend to pop out of sneakers, as well as statement geometrical pieces to match the cropped, clean cuts of t-shirts as if they were always meant to go together.
Such cropped lines were often paired with asymmetrical lines and slits, adding a more haute couture look to the cropped shirts, tees, skirts and trousers.
The ‘cropped theme’ was also applied to hair, with medium bobs and geometric-cut bangs perfectly embodying the London Fashion Week spring 2017 street style and giving us some inspirational looks for our next haircut, too.
LFW and the Trench Coat
Each fashion week features an indisputable It-item, with the wide belt being New York Fashion Week’s leading accessory. During the LFW, instead, the week’s must-have staple was the trench coat, coming both in its classic and revisited, more modern version. London, which is the capital of the trench coat (just think of Burberry!), undeniably gives its best in terms of street style when it comes to fall, with trench coats being worn over delicate, girly dresses, athleisure outfits, or even more Nineties-inspired ones.
The quirky ‘floral dress + military trench coat’ combo appears to be the hottest at the moment, to the pleasure of those who love channeling complex outfits.
Intricately embroidered and with the finest decorations sewn on them, the trench coat revealed its most out of the ordinary style during this past London Fashion Week spring 2017, making us thrilled about the colder seasons and their upcoming trends.
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