Five emerging trends to take away from London Fashion Week

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[L]ondon Fashion Week hasn’t been without drama this season. Anti-fur activists took up camp outside shows – including Burberry, the BFC show space and more – heckling and spitting at attendees. The protests on the runway were, equally, hard to ignore.

Spring. Sartorially speaking, synonymous with florals, pastels and pick-me-up garms. But for what feels like the first time since the mid ‘80s there was a transparent grittiness seeping onto the catwalk; featuring disrupted hues, gothic romance, moody monochrome. Ashish and Ryan Lo, for instance, swapped their signature happy-go-lucky, all-colours-of-the-rainbow ensembles for a series of darker, dreamlike looks.

As Martin Luther King Jr. powerfully proclaimed: “only in the darkness can you see the stars.” And the future is certainly looking bright for these emerging trends from LFW… 

SHREK GREEN

DARK ROMANCE

SUPER SIENNA in the cosmic sky dress ✨?✨✨✨✨#ss18 #goddess @siennawho

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90s HEADGEAR

#TartanMeetCheck backstage at the September 2017 #BurberryShow, photographed by @MarksRosie #LFW

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EXTREME SPORTSWEAR

MELLOW YELLOW

Main image from L-R: Matty Bovan, Ashish, Versus Versace (all SS18)