The Style Decoded

London Fashion Week

While it is clearly inspiring to take a glimpse at the runway to unveil future trends, it is equally satisfying to wander through the streets during Fashion Week. Stop and stare at the looks that made heads turn in London.

by Karin Cuppens

Long and strong

An uncomplicated styling trick: adding a unique belt to your ensemble. Erika Boldrin mastered the technique and completed her look with an ultra-long white belt on top of her trench coat. Purple boots finished off the outfit for the occasion. Other dazzling women at LFW used the lengthy accessory with trousers or a dress adding a particular flow to the garment. Emphasising the waistline with a belt expresses power and femininity while the length of the accessory adds an unexpected twist. Just how we like it. 


Another micro trend perceived at London Fashion Week were rings. Pierced objects might remind you of a certain nose jewellery piece, mostly worn with a more alternative style, but these ‘piercings’ are suitable for all to lust after. The geometrical form was seen as a handle for luxurious bags, as fierce decoration on a coat and of course as earrings. Worn on the hand of stylist Kate Foley outside the Peter Pilotto show, it looks ultra-feminine. The round shaped ornament oozes a sense of eternity and timelessness.


Nothing new under the sun but nevertheless even more relevant. The modern update of the Scottish-style pattern embraces more colour and the mixing of different textiles. During London Fashion Week our street style photographer came across plenty of fresh, new cuts and shapes. The print fits especially well in coats and suit combinations but can also function as an accent up the sleeve of a jacket. The style is easily adopted and has a sophisticated flair to it. Check, check, double-check!

On point

Whether it is a slingback, an over-the-knee boot or a kitten heel, the shoe style that was to be seen all over London was a pointed one. This footwear is elegant yet, paired with different types of clothing, also a true statement. A pink sock boot combined with a skirt in the exact same hue immediately looks like a good idea when we take a glimpse at the women on the street during London Fashion Week. On a more subtle note, sporting a white pointed pump with a decorated heel feels very modern and in the now.