Seven things you didn’t know you needed until London Fashion Week happened

London Fashion Week is maybe the best and definitely the most fun of the fashion weeks, and not just because it’s possible you might see royalty. From gold leaf eyeshadow to really cute owl t-shirts, there’s something about the Brits that make you realize with sudden horror that all this time your wardrobe has been severely lacking in coolness and you didn’t even know it. And so, to celebrate the end of five full days on the London runways, here’s a roundup of seven things you didn’t think you actually needed until now:

Mulberry: Things that are orange

Yes, orange is a hard color to pull off, and neon orange is an even harder color to pull off. But it’s time to face the facts. The design gods at Mulberry have spoken and if you’re not wearing orange then you might as well stay home. Jury’s still out on the Lana Del Rey handbags.

Acne: Tennis shoes that aren’t really tennis shoes

I might be paraphrasing but I think it was Rachel Zoe who said something along the lines of “tennis shoes are the worst.” Well obviously she’s wrong, because this sneaker-stiletto hybrid is clearly way cooler than even the coolest pair of Isabel Marant high tops you’ve ever seen on a street style blog.

Matthew Williamson: Gold pants

Shiny people are happy people, and as such, Matthew Williamson wants you to be really really really happy with these really really really shiny gold pants.

PPQ: A bike

It’s probably safe to say you’ve owned a bicycle before, but chances are it didn’t look like this. Thank god tennis shoes are a thing again (see above) because you’re going to want a pair when you go riding through town on one of these.

McQ: More hairspray

You don’t think those models at the McQ show just rolled out of bed with their hair like that, did you? (Although that possibly did happen over at Bora Aksu.) Hair that big needs a whole lot of love, so get your aerosole cans ready and prepare to rip a new hole in the ozone.

Christopher Kane: Grainy wood prints

Nature is only fun when it’s been re-interpreted into weird synthetic materials. Models are already sort of tall and tree-like. This just seals the deal.

Meadham Kirchhoff: Face paint and body stickers

Whoa Kindergarten flashback!!!! But in a really hilarious way. I never before considered painting one of my ears red or scribbling all over my eyebrows, but now it’s pretty much the only thing on my mind.

So thank you, London, for pointing my closet into new and unforeseen directions. As always, it’s been real and also slightly unreal, just as it should be.

What were your favorite looks?

[images via The Cut and Vogue UK]

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About Kathryn

Journalist, velvet enthusiast.
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5 Responses to Seven things you didn’t know you needed until London Fashion Week happened

  1. newprairiestore says:

    I really like the orange clothes and the gold pants! Very impressive!!

  2. Thanks for your marvelous posting on fashion tips! I actually enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and may come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage one to continue your great writing, have a nice morning!

  3. Maya says:

    Lovely coverage. The orange looks at Mulberry were delightful, as were the gold pants at Matthew Williamson. London Fashion Week happens to be my favorite.

  4. Pingback: America’s Next Top Model British Invasion…WTF | Kathryn à la mode

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