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London Fashion Week Spring 2009 Trends

London Fashion Week (14th-19th September 2008) revealed some of the spring 2009 trends. These were the most obvious for me; if you noticed other trends feel free to share your findings.

1. Color block: clashing two or three color combinations; hot pink or fuchsia makes a vivid contrast with fluorescent shades of yellow, orange or green.



LF Markey, Josh Goot, Richard Nicoll and Sinha Stanic

Fashion Fringe Competition @ LFW

One of the most looked-for events at London Fashion Week, Fashion Fringe talent competition announced its winner, yesterday, September 18th, after a press show at Covent Garden.

This year, the contest, known as a true launching pad for international labels such as Basso&Brooke, Sinha-Stanic and Erdem, had Donatella Versace as honorary chairwoman and £100,000 as the money prize.

The Fashion Fringe award went to Korean designer Eun Jeong Hong from Go By a Secret Path label who presented a wonderful all-white collection that included Grecian-inspired draped tunics, cropped slim trousers, sleeveless blazers and outstanding pieces made from several tiers of cotton lace petals.

Best of London Fashion Week

Christopher Kane, Erdem and Vivienne Westwood are my top favorite fall 2008 collections for their distinct and confident message.

Christopher Kane's fall 2008 collection is focused more on innovative textures and material combinations. There are several party dresses with layers of organdy and plastic sequins. The same form of decoration is seen on sheer pants, one pair teamed with a stud-embellished sweater, and also on a black cashmere knitted tabard. Novelties were also those collarless jackets with a 3D texture created by some sort of ruched appliqué.

Christopher Kane fall 2008

Christopher Kane fall 2008

Central Saint Martins at London Fashion Week

The Central Saint Martins MA class of 2008 presented their graduate collections on 15 February at London Fashion Week. CSM alumnis, industry professionals and buyers were gathered in the audience to scoop out fresh ideas and the next big name in fashion. The MA show included mostly wearable clothes in a subdued color palette (beige, iris-blue, black and white), a serious twist from previous years.

David Steinhorst is the next big fashion hope as he was granted with the Harrods Design Award. His collection was about draping, folding and metallic accents.

Central Saint Martins - David Steinhorst - fall 2008

David Steinhorst

Topshop Unique at London Fashion Week

First day of London Fashion Week (February 10) saw Topshop Unique fall 2008 show, a collection that will hit the US market next season. Yep, Topshop is on its way to New York, due to open its first U.S. store on Broadway in October.

Topshop Unique Fall 2008