London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Needles Out

As we near the end of our London Fashion Week coverage, and we look at one of our favourite categories. For the past couple of season’s the knit report has been the easiest one for us to fill month on month. There is so much fabulous innovation happening in this field, and the fashion crowd certainly embraced that at this Fashion Week, rocking some really lovely knitted looks.

Reflecting what we have been seeing at retail, hairy and fluffy knits are super important, as are textural as well as patterned looks. As expected, these themes were taken to the extreme in some cases at LFW, but still looked super stylish. We love the surprise elements in some of these knitted looks, where knits are encased or interspersed with sheers or pattern is blown out and artfully placed. Proportions and detailing are incredibly important, especially when you are working a pretty simplistic knit style. So, we think that this Autumn Winter knits will be super important ( I know this may just sound like common sense and all…) so wear your wool with pride, feel simple chic in cashmere and embrace the hairy effects with lots angora bunny fluff.

Alice Goddard of Hot and Cold magazine at LFW

Alice Goddard of Hot and Cold magazine at LFW

outside the Erdem show, LFW

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

outside the Mark Fast show, LFW

outside the Mark Fast show, LFW

outside the Topshop Unique show, LFW

outside the Topshop Unique show, LFW

For the rest of our LFW coverage, just click here. If you’d like to read more about knitwear, then click here. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Technicolour

So, to start the week, we have a colour injection to wake you up after the weekend. We’re almost through our mega post-a-thon of London Fashion Week coverage. Hope you’ve enjoyed all of the posts. We’ve had a fine time pulling them all together and deciding how best to categories all of the images.

After Friday’s post on the predicable, but still stunning selection of monochrome spotted on the global fashion crowd, we now look at the polar opposite direction. I think this was probably the most colourful LFW we have ever seen, including all for the fabulously eye popping prints we’ve posted too. We really love the ultra bright shifts and sweaters showing how to work the new season colour blocking, those brilliantly bright accessories that just added so much to an outfit, the odd colour clash and the complete exuberance that this added to our LFW experience.

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

If you’d like to see the rest of our London Fashion Week coverage, just click here. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Colour Free

Its no news that fashion loves black. Now are you sitting down, because I can exclusively reveal that fashion loves colour too! I know, its a shocker. Well, more of the colour on Monday. Today we focus on a non-colour statement. This is all about monochrome,  head to toe black, flashes of white and even some diversity into soft greys.

London Fashion Week‘s fashion pack showed us how to make all black look fresh with the addition of textural layering, highlight accessories, matte and gloss combinations, dense and sheer, and some eye popping geometrics and graphic effects. You see, in fashion, sweet thing, black and white is very rarely, well, black and white…

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

outside the Michael van der Ham show, London Fashion Week

outside the Michael van der Ham show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

Now, prior warning in advance of tomorrow’s post dropping. Have your sunnies at the ready as we’re featuring lots and lots of colour…

If you’d like to see more about London Fashion Week, just click here. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Print and Pattern

This London Fashion Week was awash with gorgeous print and pattern. Some were identifiable as, or inspired by hot print looks from the Autumn ’11 catwalks, but the ones that we loved the most were the looks that reflected the wearer’s aesthetic rather than the designers. We think that a few of these are certainly vintage, and we really like that they all feel chosen purely for their beauty rather than the beauty of the back neck label.

Its hard to summarize any specific direction as the looks were wonderfully individual on the whole. ‘Colouful’ covers some of them, with a very broad brush stroke statement, but possibly a better thing to focus on is how they are being worn. We are really into those that styled up a couple of print and pattern looks together. This approach created some really gorgeously energetic and exciting effects. So, if in doubt about how to rock pattern this Autumn Winter, we say, go big, go bold, go bright and go multiple!

outside the Clements Ribeiro show, London Fashion Week

outside the Clements Ribeiro show, London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

at the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

If you’d like to check out the rest of our LFW coverage, just click here. If you’d like more pattern inspiration, then just click here. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Warm Leatherette

Actually most of this isn’t leatherette, its proper leather- but I just couldn’t resist the title (in reference to one of my all time fav Grace Jones songs in case you’re wondering). London Fashion Week was such an inspirational event this season, and in no small way due to the ultra stylish attendees. If you look back at historical LFW coverage you’ll see that this is the perfect barometer for the trends that are going to come through strongly over the season ahead, so take note and start your shopping list from the directions we’ve highlighted this week.

Leather was a material being backed by the fashion pack, and not only as the ubiquitous Biker jacket (thanks Burberry for keeping that one alive for Autumn). The newest direction in leather, however, is the skirt. From mini skater skirts to minxy pencils and on into midi length, full A lines.

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

Outside the Louise Gray show, London Fashion Week

Outside the Louise Gray show, London Fashion Week

Susie Bubble at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week

Outside the Topshop show, London Fashion Week

Outside the Topshop show, London Fashion Week

Thanks again to Asta for all of the great shots, and thanks to all of you for stopping to have us take your photograph.

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Animal Instincts

Here’s our first hit of streetstyle from London Fashion Week and Somerset House. There were so many beautiful, inspirational and directional looks to choose from its been bemusing us as how best to deliver all of this information to you. Well, enough of the thumb twiddling. We’re diving in with a story that could have been rather wild, but actually ended up looking quite tame.

We were expecting a Chloe inspired influx of snake skin printed looks at this London Fashion Week. Actually, the fashion crowd seems to have decided to handle this direction with care. While some wore leopard spot and snake skin prints in an almost head to toe way, the majority decided that a skin inspired accessory was a far better way to go.

Bolongaro Trevor at London Fashion Week

Bolongaro Trevor at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

The Mark Fast show, London Fashion Week

The Mark Fast show, London Fashion Week

Michael van der Ham show, London Fashion Week

Michael van der Ham, London Fashion Week

Thanks to our lovely Asta for all of her hard work capturing some fabulous streetstyle shots this London Fashion Week, and thanks also to all of you who patiently posed for us.

If you’d like to see more coverage of London Fashion Week, just click here. Enjoy!

Streetstyle: Autumn in London

This week is dedicated to streetstyle shots from London for you. Some of the shots are from our newest intern, Hannah, who we are very excited to welcome on board. Shot in various locations across London we hope this gives you a flavour of what’s being worn in town right now, when the weather is monumentally unpredictable and we’re still hopeful for an Indian Summer…

No specific themes, just some great looks. Thanks to Hannah and thanks to all of you who stopped for us to take your pictures.

Westminster University campus

Westminster University campus

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill

Brick Lane

If you’d like to see all of our streetstyle coverage, just click here. Enjoy!

Blink Travels: Copenhagen Fashion Week, streetstyle- Part 1

So from the shows themselves, we move on the the very stylish attendees of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Its always great to get streetstyle from Paris or Copenhagen, as well as London, to help reflect on the natural aesthetic differences that help express the true fashion heart of each city. Asta did a great job tracking down some really good looks. Thanks to her, and to all of you who stopped in your hectic Fashion Week schedules so she could take your picture.

Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week, outside the Stine Goya show

Copenhagen Fashion Week, outside the Stine Goya show

For more inspirational streetstyle posts, just click here. Enjoy!

Blink Events: The Vintage Festival, Part 3- more Vintage Streetstyle

We decided to split the Vintage Festival streetstyle coverage into two day’s worth of posts as we didn’t want to blow your brains with one massive dose of inspirational information! We hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s post. Here’s the second drop for you, and then there is lots more inspiration from the amazing event to come for the rest of the week.

The Vintage Festival

The Vintage Festival

The Vintage Festival

The Tally Ho! Cycle Tour girls at The Vintage Festival

The Tally Ho! Cycle Tour girls at The Vintage Festival

The Tally Ho! Cycle Tour girls at The Vintage Festival

The Tally Ho! Cycle Tour girls at The Vintage Festival

The Vintage Festival

The Vintage Festival

The Vintage Festival

If you’d like to read all about our festival coverage, click here. If you are interested in all things vintage, just click here. For all of our events, this is the place to click. Enjoy!