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THE LONDONER - 5 TRENDS THAT WILL ALWAYS BE COOL IN LONDON

As looks come and go with each season, there are a few that will always hold their place and are everlasting. These 5 trends will never fall out of favour with the best dressed in London.

MILITARY
From Alexander McQueen to Burberry and Balmain to Altuzarra, designers have almost always taken brainwaves from his trend for new style inspiration. Look out for clean-cuts (no gold trims) and tailored wool coats for this season. If you want to add a feminine edge to this look, mix tailored leather, wool and silk accessories.

VICTORIAN GOTHIC
Think theatrical jet black lace, uber luxe leathers and wintry luxurious velvets. The gothic trend has been explored for decades by some of the greatest fashion designers of the world; Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Gareth Pugh and Alexander McQueen to name just a few.

TONGUE IN CHEEK
This fun and flirty trend requires fashion items that make you smile. Even a single piece to mix in with a smart outfit will do just the trick. For example a humorous slogan jumper or a stand-out accessory adorned with witticism. One celebrity who works this trend effortlessly is Alexa Chung. She is a fan of completing an outfit with a little oddity, be it a funky bag or pair of boots. This is definitely a trend for ladies who like to wear their personality on their sleeves!

70’S
Take the likes of Prada, Pucci, Chloe or Anna Sui as brands for 70’s retro reminiscence. Opt for denim A-line skirts, tan or bottle green patchwork suede, and our old favourites; flared jeans, to inject some sexiness into this look.

PUNK
It’s apparent that ‘Punk’ in today’s wardrobe is, for example, a leather dress teamed with a red lip or a political tee-shirt worn with skinny jeans and micro-link chains. Think black-on-black worn with an unruly spirit, slogan tops, deconstructed dark layers and Saint Laurent's spin on the leather biker.

By Molly Edwards - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.


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