This season, London Fashion Week’s standout trend was an homage to the city itself.
The English capital is well known for its staid, overcast skies and imperious streets to match. This setting only causes iconic telephone booths and double decker buses to stand out all the more, brightening the scene with flashes of vivid red. For Spring 2018 Fashion Week, London’s street stylists playfully reflected their landscape, allowing red pieces to pop against the backdrop of monochrome ensembles.
Sometimes the statement was overt. In the case of Caroline Daur, full length leather boots provided a scintillating foundation for her floaty polkadot dress cinched at the waist with a trendy corset belt. Stylist Kate Foley took a more subtle route, letting a ruby lip provide the finishing touch to her elegant black dress fitted with billowing sleeves and formal white shoes. — jas