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5 Key Trends For AW22 to Take Away From London Fashion Week

You can start wearing these now.

It’s that time of year again. Yep, London Fashion Week returned in full swing this week, kissing goodbye to the digital format we’ve been growing accustomed to over the past few seasons.

This February, designers including Simone Rocha, Molly Goddard, Halpern, Mark Fast and Postergirl showcased their AW22 collections to attendees and as expected their designs were more extravagant than ever before.

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Say farewell to minimalist pieces and hello to more is more texture, bold colour and elaborate accessories.

Bora Aksu aw22
Bora Aksu AW22

The trends that have been appearing both on attendees and the catwalk make it clear what we can expect for AW22, many of which can be worn right now.

So which ones should you take notice of? Keep reading for the key trends for the season you can take away from London Fashion Week.

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sequins trends at 16arlington's aw22 show
16Arlington AW22

It comes as no surprise to see sequins on the catwalks for AW22. As seen at 16Arlington, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Conner Ives, David Koma and Halpern, it’s time to dig out your partywear and embrace the shimmer.

leonie hanne wears sequins at london fashion week
Morgane Maurice
Aurelia cropped sequined stretch-jersey wrap top

Aurelia Cropped Sequined Stretch-Jersey Wrap Top, £210, ROTATE Birger Christensen – buy now

Sequined minidress

Sequined Minidress, now £308, Ganni – buy now

Midnight Dreams Top Free People

Midnight Dreams Top, £148, Free People – buy now

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Head scarves

fringing and head scarves at conner ives aw22 show
Conner Ives AW22 (Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images for BFC)

Headscarves were an undeniable trend at LFW, with the headwear appearing on both the catwalk and street style constantly.

Tie yours under your chin or wear like a bandana; either way, you’ll look instantly chic.

The trend is an extension of the explosion of headwear, from bandanas to oversized faux fur bucket hats.

woman wears head scarf and green trench coat at london fashion week
Morgane Maurice
Printed scarf with logo - Medium plane

Printed Scarf with Logo, £12.99, Mango – buy now

Flora Snake print silk scarf Gucci

Flora Snake Print Silk Scarf, £335, Gucci – buy now

Babydoll dresses

babydoll dresses at bora aksu's aw22 show
Bora Aksu AW22

As the coquette trend explodes on social media, babydoll dresses with layers of lace and ruffles emerged on the catwalk.

Simone Rocha teamed hers with embellished tights, whilst Molly Goddard’s tulle creations were worn with flat brogues and boots for a masculine edge.

susie bubble in babydoll dress at london fashion week
Morgane Maurice
Meadow Jacquard Midi Dress Sister Jane

Meadow Jacquard Midi Dress, £175, Dream Sister Jane – buy now

Selkie • Dresses The Acid Trip 18th Dress

The Acid Trip 18th Dress, £243, Selkie – buy now


fringing at halperns aw22 show
Halpern AW22

Another trend I saw time and time again was texture. Halpern’s incredible fringed gowns added movement on the torso, whilst Mark Fast also added floor-length layers to dresses.

If you want to embrace it on a more practical level, try a fringed handbag for a wearable take on the trend.

woman wears fringed dress at london fashion week
Morgane Maurice
Baum Und Pferdgarten
fringed A-line skirt

Fringed A-line Skirt, £289, Baum Und Pferdgarten at Farfetch – buy now

Rouleau-fringed silk-satin mini dress

Rouleau-Fringed Silk-Satin Mini Dress, £525, Raey at Matches Fashion – buy now


gloves at richard quinn's aw22 show
Richard Quinn AW22

If you’re looking for a new accessory to champion, look no further than the long gloves that were seen time and time again at LFW.

Richard Quinn’s were armpit-high pops of colour, whilst long leather pairs appeared at Halpern. Bora Aksu’s were luxurious and lacy and Simone Rocha added embellishment to hers.

model wears gloves at Halpern aw22
Halpern AW22
Marine Serre Moon Motif Long Gloves

Moon Motif Long Gloves, £270, Marine Serre – buy now

Long nappa leather gloves with pouch Prada

Long Nappa Leather Gloves with Pouch, £1,250, Prada – buy now


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