Favourites from London Fashion Week SS17

Bet you thought we were all about vintage didn’t ya? Well, you’re obviously not wrong, but it has to be said that us fashiony types at Judy’s take a pretty hefty interest in new clothing too, especially when it comes to LFW. A place to champion new designers, celebrate the innovation of old ones and get a sneak peek into the classic designs of the future, what’s not to love?

While we haven’t quite made it to the cobbles ourselves, we have loved devouring the shows from the comfort of our own sofa and have picked out a myriad of favourite looks from this season. Whittling it down to just five, here are our top collections that showed more than a little nod to trends of yesteryear…

(all images courtesy of Wonderland Magazine)

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Mary Katrantzou
Eye-wateringly complex fabrics mixed with anakara-prints made for an electic look at Mary Katrantzou, indicative of a ‘more is more’ approach that has been creeping into fashion over recent years. We’re not sure we’d be brave enough to rock the whole look ourselves, but those psychedelic trousers definitely would have seen us right down a 70s disco.

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-16-44-27Markus Lupfer
Comfy layers meets cutesy bunnies… Markus Lupfer stepped right into our 90s slumber parties for an interesting take on the ‘pyjamas as daywear’ look that’s been sweeping high fashion. Straight from the bedroom to the party – now this is some easy dressing we can get behind!

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Behold all things 80s! Chock-full of Kid’s-TV presenter worthy colours and tactile embellishments, this the collection we could see ourselves wearing best. Proof that the primary palette is definitely back in – geometric shapes and lots of black bring a high fashion edge to these play school shades to create something fun but still grown-up.

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H! by Henry Holland
Do we ever not love Henry Holland? Honouring his tenth anniversary at LFW by bringing back his now-classic slogan tees, we’re loving the nod to supermodels old and new in kitschy combos. ‘Let’s breed, Bella Hadid?’ Genius.

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Topshop Unique
Topshop Unique felt very 80s power mom this LFW season – whether dressed down in oversized denim and florals at home or vamped up in animal print for the office, the power play of the two different sides of woman felt clear and ultimately very wearable. Good news considering the fact that this is one of the few collections suitable for a less-than-decadent budget. Set us aside some zebra print – everyone knows that leopard is soooo last season.

Feeling inspired to make some wardrobe additions? Check out our upcoming events – you never know what styles you can find at a cut of the designer price!

Lincoln’s Affordable Vintage Fair – 24th Sep 2016

SS16 – The top 5 trends you’ll want to wear

Is it just us, or does the first hint of British springtime make you feel like throwing off your winter coat, clearing out that wardrobe and filling it with a rainbow of new retro treasures? Well you’re in luck – Spring 2016 is finally go and it’s time to think about what we’re wearing.

Unsurprisingly, we’re not really ones for following fashion (vintage is forever darling), but we do like to tip our toe into the trends every once in a while. After scouring blogs, magazines and trend reports, here are the five key looks you can expect to be coveting over the coming months.

Global Technicolour

If an exotic holiday is looking like something of a pipe dream, the global trend should bring a little sunshine into your life. This is all about warm colours and print – opt for bold flowers, palm leaves, pom poms and heavy embellishment to avoid dipping into the distasteful realm of cultural appropriation. If in doubt, check out the style of Solange Knowles, Vogue stylist Julia Sarr-Jamois or our very own bookings and flea manager Donna (pictured below!)!Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 13.55.01

Souvenir Jackets

Satin jackets, bomber jackets, varsity jackets…no matter what you call them, this is the one style of outerwear that will reign supreme in SS16. Ranging from embroidered sports teams to graphic patterns and everything in between, their versatility makes them a great investment piece. Wear yours over a 50s frock for a girly prom look, or keep it casual with trainers and cuffed jeans. Kilo Manager Jenessa found this great red number at a London Kilo Sale – due to the super light fabric, it clocked in at a crazy-cheap £6!Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 13.28.22

 

 

 

Ruffles

Seen on the high fashion catwalks of Chanel and marc Jacobs to name but a few, romantic frills are everywhere – bonus points if they’re in a pretty pastel. To go all out, opt for a off-shoulder fit with ruffles all around – channel your inner Carmen Miranda! If you’re fearful of looking a little too downtown abbey, a rouched high collar or a peplum skirt should fit the bill. Fancy getting crafty? We love Hannah from Paloma In Disguise’s frilly DIY – http://www.palomaindisguise.com/2016/02/an-oxfam-spring-upcycle.htmlScreen Shot 2016-03-30 at 13.32.57

Graphic Prints

Forget your usual pinstripe or a nautical number – this season stripes take centre stage. The more lurid the better – combine yours with checked or spotted separates for ultimate mind-bending pattern. We’ll be sporting ours in rainbows – try blending sunny yellowand candy pink together, or orange and purple – clashing is the aim of the game! Pinterest is absolutely bursting with inspiration – we found this great example on Elle Canada, using white as a spacer to create a great pop-art effect.elle canada

Contemporary 70s

Ever wished that you spent your childhood summers at an all-american summer camp? The contemporary 70s trend is for you. Think ringer tees, socks ‘n’ trainers, sporty shorts…the geekier the better for this hazy summer look. Worried you might be a little bit past the brownies and scouts phrase? Patch up a denim jacket or try out some kitschy accessories – we recommend a trip to our fair or flea for great novelty bags and baskets!IMG_7399

Feeling inspired to shop for ss16? Check out our upcoming dates to bag a bargain at a snip of the high street!

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