Our Fashion Director on All Things London Fashion Week

 
From rock ‘n’ roll to candy colors and everything in between, London Fashion Week had something for everyone. Here’s a cheat sheet of the best shows, the hottest trends, and how you can wear them.

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Tom Ford: If you want sexy, Tom Ford is your man. Nude leather, lace-up booties, bejeweled minidresses, feathered bags – this show had them all.
Runway to Real Way: To really stand out, don’t be shy – embrace this rock n’ roll look, head-to-toe. A glittery dress with a white bomber jacket? Go for it. And don’t forget hair and makeup: the models’ messy bouffant updos and neutral makeup were the perfect finishing touches.

Burberry Prorsum: Pretty, pretty, and pretty is the only way to describe Christopher Bailey’s spring 2014 collection. Macaroon colors, visible panties (yes, visible panties), and the return of Nottingham lace (look it up) showed us what a modern-day English Rose should look like.
Runway to Real Way: Lilac, baby blue, mint, rose – choose a candy color that works for you. For the full effect, avoid pairing these pastels with a dark color, like black or navy, and instead, mix them together or pair with a soft nude or off-white.

Peter Pilotto: This designing duo has just been confirmed as Target’s next big designer collaboration – and, if their spring 2014 collection is anything to go by, we can expect plenty of their signature digital prints in fresh silhouettes like crop tops, crinoline-showing full skirts, and slinky slip dresses.
Runway to Real Way: Wearing a loud print is easier than you think. The trick? Keep everything else simple: neutral accessories, easy hair (Pilotto opted for a basic center part), and just a hint of color on the lips. Done.

Have questions about the latest fashion happenings? Tweet our Fashion Director, Jackie Nasser, at @ruelala with #askjackie.

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September 26, 2013