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The fact that NYFW is over can mean a number of things. The one that matters the most right now, though, is that London Fashion Week has begun! The past has proven that the Brits know their fashion and that they have a unique way of creating trends and becoming trendsetters. Since the new season awaits, we're excited to see what LFW has to offer. 

And we are starting Day 1 of London Fashion Week with the duo Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones (you see where the name of the brand came from, smart ;) ) with a mixture of colours, prints and textures. Opening the show with a film where young Scotts talk about human diversity. Their elements had an inspiration from there, combined with Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s patterns and the atmosphere of Scottish raves.
Silk negligee dress with a botanical print on soft pastels with a strong bias cut hems and colour contrasts. We liked a lot how their clothes hugged the silhouettes of the models and we imagine that the clothes hugged our body. Bomber jackets and trench coats with the same botanical prints made their appearance as well down the runway, as well as pencil dresses.

We move into the next show, where we are hit by a mix of cultures. Or a confusion of them. Turkey, Egypt, India all in the wrap of sugar and glitter beyond recognition with a nice touch of lokums in the sits of the guests in a candy wrapper foil.
Not everything was as sweet and smooth as candy in the show though. At some points it was on the verge of circus-y with harem jumpsuits in noisy prints and Pierrot sweaters with sleeves dangling to the ankles.With some good cute dresses with puffed up shoulders or sleeveless were more than wearable. The designer dedicated his show to Sonia Rykiel who died last month.

Here we go to Aquascutum presentation of their Spring 2017 collection. The brand is back after 4 years absence from the London Fashion Week, under the direction of Kasha Crampton. The presentation itself had models posing on what seemed to be a very posh and uptown living room with plush sofas and a pool table, having models posing on or around them.
Silk dresses made their appearance once again, long dresses and trench coats in an almost three coloured -navy blue, red and creme- colour palette with some inspirtation of the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

Last but not least for Day 1 overview it's Alice Archer. The designer with elements close to the Marchesa show, with only evening dresses and a few pieces that can be turned into daywear set the tone for her Spring 2017 collection.
The colour palette had some pastel colours like the lilac dress and some strong ones like bright red and black. White also made its appearance in various fabrics from tulle to pure sheer that also muted out a bright red silk slip dress. Definitely would our choice for some more down to earth yet strong pieces as evening dresses and gowns and we hope to see them soon walking down a red carpet.

And some street style inspiration from the other part of the world this time, it's Europe's turn, it's London's turn!

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Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for more!

Written by Doxy Pantazi, Chromantics Fashion Editor

Sources: Vogue.co.uk, wwd.com 

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