London Fashion Week 2017 and Select Specs!
As much I usually enjoy being in the hustle and bustle of London Fashion Week, this year I decided to take a step back and do some reporting from the comfort of my own sofa. Thanks to The British Fashion Council making it easier than ever to stream shows live, I certainly enjoyed my first (of many, many more) article for SelectSpecs. Instead of doing a bog standard trend report, I made my Day 1 report relative to the eye-wear they sell. And it went live today... so here's some fresh material to look over.
London Fashion Week Day 1: Trends for Eyewear.
Every fashion fanatic will tell you that London Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated events on the calendar. With a star studded line-ups, avant garde presentations and swarms of catwalk shows, any ticket holder is sure to be lost in a world of style inspiration.
This year, The British Fashion Council announced a shake-up in events, bridging the gap between high street and high-end. Burberry introduced a ‘buy it now’ feature to their shows, getting the look you’ve just seen on the runway. Over 150 pop up shops were obstructed at the new location, The Store Studios, 180 The Strand.
To stay ahead of the fashion curve for AW17, here are the key takeaways from LFW Day 1, and how can you use these to change up your eye-wear looks.
Large & In Charge
A hit with both bloggers and designers alike and after today’s displays, the oversized look is here to stay.
From first thing this morning, Teatum Jones opened up London Fashion Week with a vast selection of mute-toned wide leg trousers and ruffled, tasselled, extra-long sleeves. This was a running theme, as Fyodor Golan accentuated their statement pieces with large, textured sleeves. DAKS playfully draped oversized blazers over their traditionally tailored suits.
An oversized pair of specs is an easy way to embrace this trend. For the ultimate in geek-chic, Bobbi Brown’s THE TARA glasses are perfect for those who want to combine their eye-wear with killer makeup. You know you’re in safe hands with Bobbi Brown’s selection of colour options, a gloss finish and oversized square lenses to shape your cheekbones.
A Splash of Colour
In the first presentation of LFW, Marta Jakubowski put on the most colourful display, presenting a range of oversized and tapered pieces in an array of multi-coloured drapery. Crafted to highlight the womanhood she embraced whilst growing up, this isn’t the only slices of bountiful colour we’ve seen on the runway. Fyodor Golan used a multitude of Post-It notes to occupancy translucent macs. Eudon Choi’s buy it now collection had hints of salmon among his minimalistic palette.
While adding colour to your glasses is a must-have, it’s all about keeping things subtle. That’s where Hallmark frames come in. Their ombre effect is sure to add a touch of femininity to an everyday look, especially if you’re a sucker for an all black outfit from time-to-time.
All In the Details
It was hard to miss the Bora Aksu show, where each model was equipped with a bonnet to accompany their Victorian-inspired piece. Whether it were an elegant, multi-textured dress or a tasselled tunic with a layered skirt, this show certainly stood out amongst the rest. Ashley Williams also kept things simple, breaking up classic silhouettes through floral and checked patterning.
Though the colour palette today may have been relevantly minimal, most designers of the day stuck to cool whites, marl greys and crisp blacks. All these looks were distinct through the exceptional attention to detail.
For those who enjoy subtitles in their eyewear, finding something with on-trend detail is easier than you may think. Technically ticking off two looks from AW17, these sleek Boss Orange glasses embrace the re-emerging animal print theme, which flicked on the frow at the Fyodor Golan show. Beauty is certainly in the details, with an extended wing frame front, light temples and mottled/pied contrast colour arms.