5 Enthralling FW18 Trends That Defined LFW

5 Enthralling FW18 Trends That Defined LFW

From Richard Quinn's explosive prints to Erdem's royal opulence, London Fashion Week impressed in classic British fashion.

From Richard Quinn's explosive prints to Erdem's royal opulence, London Fashion Week impressed in classic British fashion.

Text: Danielle Combs

In today's rapidly changing industry, London is aiming to redefine fashion culture as we know it, creating momentum with its intellectual designers that seek to destroy the status quo. Young designers like Matty Bovan are moving the ball forward with his wild and audacious ball gowns, while Christopher Kane is still proudly pursuing his interest in human sexuality. This season was proof that the city's reputation for its lack of building brands is flat-out false. Click through to see the trends that best defined London's enthralling FW18 shows.

Power Patterns 

SEEN AT: DELPOZO, RICHARD QUINN, MATTY BOVAN

The Look: Abstract prints, vibrant florals, and hints of graffiti were splashed across everything from draped gowns to crisp pantsuits.

High-Volume 

SEEN AT: MULBERRY, MOLLY GODDARD, SIMONE ROCHA

The Look: Couture-like voluminous dresses added an exuberant yet ladylike touch.

Brocade

SEEN AT: ERDEM, MARY KATRANTZOU, PREEN

The Look: The reign of British heritage fabrics once again made a valiant return as brocade was ushered in at several shows,  equipped with modern metallic finishing in the case of Erdem.

Tartan and Plaid

SEEN AT: SIMONE ROCHA, JW ANDERSON, EMILIA WICKSTEAD

The Look: Yet another British heritage fabric continued its reign as a timeless staple, as a bounty of tartans and plaids were fabricated into ruffled skirt-suits and puffer jackets.

Sequins 

SEEN AT: TOGA, ERDEM, HALPERN

The Look: This season, the runway ran rampant with sequins and a heavy dose of bedazzled looks that left everyone in awe.

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