You might be looking forward to slipping into your skimpy summer outfits but the fashion pack is now firmly focussed on Autumn Winter 2011/12. As London Fashion Week draws to a close, some of the world’s best designers have showcased their design prowess in the capital and it has been an exciting insight into what we will all be wearing 6 months hence. Delicate muted shades, spots, bright warm colours, jewelled clothing and mixes of printed fabrics have all emerged to take over your winter wardrobe. We’ve been watching the outfits closely but, as you would expect, we’ve been keeping an even closer eye on the leg wear on show at fashion week and we’ve spotted a few ways that you can get the catwalk style without the couture price tag.
At Irwin and Jordan their chic and understated collection married silk and wool with leather and sequin highlights. Complementing their classic looks were some Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights provided by MyTights.com. Well done to all at Irwin and Jordan for putting together such a great show. The shade used for the show is Noisette which complements the cream silk and soft grey knits that characterised this show. These tights served as
a great a base for their more formal structured looks in tweed and wool as well as the more flowing casual looks in soft silks. Amazingly, they also work to complement the few flashes of bold colour in this show too proving how truly versatile they are.
We’ve also (quite literally) spotted an emerging trend. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a return to London Fashion Week, Temperley accessorised a muted palette of cream, black and taupe with sheer spotted tights. The delicate spots seen on the catwalk are very similar to those on the Gerbe Plumetis Tights and the Wolford Rebecca Tights both available at MyTights.com. Only the week before, and on the other side of the Atlantic, Marc Jacobs exhibited his critically acclaimed collection in New York that was all about the spots! Spots on the head, spots on the dress, spots on the handbag and spots on the tights – he couldn’t get enough of them. You heard it here first spots will be making a comeback for Autumn!
At Clements Ribiero it was all about texture. Bold prints, embroidery, lace and military detailing combined to make an eclectic collection that had no dull moments. With so much going on in this show, styling these complex outfits with the Wolford Sousan Tights was a brave choice. The ornamental circle design on these tights is as bold as many of the prints and details Clements Ribiero used in their show and there was always a risk that they could end up overshadowing the outfits. In the end however, they blended beautifully to create one of the highlights of London Fashion Week. If you are feeling adventurous you can team them with pattern like the girls at Clements Riberio or wear them as a statement piece in their own right with a plainer outfit. This trend for mixing prints was also seen at Mary Katrantzou and at, MyTights favourite, Henry Holland. To get the look, check out the patterned tights section of our website which has a huge array of prints to suit all tastes. If you want to take this look really seriously try tights by pattern goddess Celeste Stein for sensational bold and quirky prints.
In general, it seems that embellished clothing is a trend that has not gone away with plenty of designers closing to detail their outfits with jewels or sequins. Rock this look with the Pretty Polly Embellished Tights which are scattered with tiny mirrored and metallic jewels. Alternatively, if you have a bit of cash to splash, try just about anything by expert embellishers Bebaroque.
It has been an exciting fashion week, sometimes riotously colourful and other times muted and understated. Hosiery is probably one of the cheapest ways of getting the catwalk looks and updating your wardrobe not just for this coming season but for the one ahead too. I know you are still looking longingly at your summer wardrobe – we understand your next winter wardrobe is the last thing on your mind right now. You don’t need to worry, we’ll take care of it, when autumn does come around again MyTights will have the best selection of styles to match all the key trends!
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