Like clockwork, London Fashion Week has been and gone again, bringing lots of fantastical and frothy fashions to (digital) runways for us to lust over. But let’s be honest, a lot of the trends aren’t quite practical enough for the sofas (and soon-to-be picnic rugs!) we’re all dressing up for. That said, we’re already dreaming of how we’ll give those high fashion looks a me-made twist and making the autumn and winter trends work now, so we’ve decided to share some ideas with you.
More is more was all the rage at shows like Roksanda, Simone Rocha, and of course Molly Goddard, and while making dresses wider than a doorframe is not for us, we’ve got a few patterns that make a larger-than-life statement: the Roxy Jumper
brings the wow-factor with head-turning bell sleeves and the Cocoon Coat
‘s oversized design is chic and taps into the trend in a wearable way.
Another trend to emerge from the fashion pack favourite, Molly Goddard, was that plaid is going to be big. Also featuring on the Coach runway, we love wearing this timeless print, and these two tartan fabrics
make wonderful Ava
or Ivy Skirts
, or an Ultimate Shift Dress
if you’re after something a little fancier.
The Seventies are back!
We were particularly taken with the Seventies feel at Alice Temperley’s show (as well as our recent obsession with all things The Serpent) and our Florence
and Lois Dresses
– both inspired by the decade’s iconic looks – are both just right for now. We’re also dreaming of sewing up an Erin Skirt – from our City Break eBook
– with a seventies twist.
You know we love a floral here at Sew Over It (just scroll through our fabric
offering!) and so we were excited to see them take centre stage during London Fashion Week, with brands including Yuhan Wang, Erdem and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showing exactly why they never go out of style. We’re planning summer dresses galore in flora prints, including the Penny
Slouchy (track)suits are making way for crisp tailoring according to many of the catwalks, from Emilia Wickstead to Erdem, giving us the perfect excuse to pair up our Nina Trousers
with a Francine Jacket
. Why not throw in an ultimate shirt or two as well?