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CVUK’s #LFW Roundup

London Fashion Week is over and has left us inspired for Spring/Summer 2014. Big labels and big looks strutted down the catwalks this year and CVUK are here to bring you a roundup of what trends to be expecting next summer!

Key colour pallet: Pastel Shades

Sorbet and ice-cream tones graced the catwalks this season with an array of spearmint, vanilla, dusted rose and forget me not blues. Our favourite pastel shades this year came from the Burberry Prorsum looks.

Burberry did not fail to supply us with the wow factor, set in a pop up tent in Kensington Gardens, their show literally rained petals reflecting the feeling of the collection. An elegant range of pastel shades and delicate fabrics providing us with a feast of ladylike glamour and effortless beauty. Here are our favourite looks from the show:

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Key fabric trend: Transparency

Weightless sheers and airy mesh fabrications featured as a key trend for 2014 with fluid shapes in sugary hues and embellished, glittering transparency hinting at what lies beneath. We saw this trend feature across many shows our favourites included Christopher Kane,  Antonio Berardi and Erdem.

Erdem’s collection, although absent of colour, contained sheer luxury and references of ‘Sports Lux’, another key trend. With sweater shapes infused with pearl and ostrich feather embellishments upon the entirely monochrome garments, they brought a beautiful and fresh take on the sheer trend.

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Key Shape: Asymmetric Hems

It seems as though symmetry was a thing of the past as asymmetric hemlines took charge on the catwalk. Hinting at revealing the body rather than bearing all has been a theme throughout the shows and hanky hems joined forces with transparent fabrics as a playful suggestion this season.

Preens play on cuboid infused floral prints was an upbeat collection that displayed angular zigzagged hems.

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Print and Embellishment trend: In Bloom

English Country Floral, floral with a twist, geometric floral, classic laced floral; you name it, it was there. The floral trend this Spring/Summer cropped up everywhere from Mary Katrankzou’s signature digital prints in bright and bold repeating florals to House of Holland’s retro flower placement designs. Our choice this season is Matthew Williamson’s delicate embellished designs in an array of different shades. See the pictures below:

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Other trends from the show included bomber jackets, Bermuda shorts, iridescence, pleating, sports lux and an emergence of yellow. Summer may have only just ended but we are counting down the days until we see sunshine again! Only two whole season to wait………

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