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My favourites from London Fashion Week. Transparency is an interesting technique to play with and layered with opaque clothing behind has a soft contemporary look. I have been seeing a lot on the Spring/Summer 2018 runways. I already have a navy tulle slip dress to wear over cropped cords which could work to adapt this trend earlier in the winter months.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Gathering, sheer dresses and linen. Sequin slips, asymmetry. Semi-transparent boxes holding flowers. Ribbed knee-high socks with suede coloured shoes.

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Margaret Howell

Clean, crisp shirts and tailoring. Duck egg, navy, white. Turn-up trousers, plimsols with dark socks, light olive and washed out ochre.

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Eudon Choi

Black and white with buttons. Billowy and slit tailoring.

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Pringle of Scotland

Landscape dresses with ruching. Sheer layers and one colour looks.

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Christopher Kane

Frilled pillowcase dresses and ruffled curtain skirts. Zip up cardigans, pegs, lace and patent leather.

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Simone Rocha

Sequinned flowers, petticoats, puff sleeves. Layers of tulle, sheer apron skirts.

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These are the shows and details from the New York Spring/Summer 2018 collections that I enjoyed. I mainly review them from a personal perspective, in terms of – is this my taste – which won’t be the same as everyones. A colour I’ve been picking up on is lilac. I would always say when asked, that purple is my least favourite colour. Closely followed by teal, turquoise and aqua. However, lilac I do like and I think of Versace. I haven’t featured much lilac in these following images but I think it could be big for spring. But then again when aren’t pastels popular?

Calvin Klein

Warhol screenprints, sheer dresses and cheerleader poms. A Sterling Ruby designed ceiling with axes and Americana. Varsity shirts, shiny raincoats and gloves.

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Victoria Beckham

Coloured semi transparent skirts with long plaid shirts tucked in. Pastel hues and a silk ruffle collar blouse.

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Zimmermann

Floral rompers and short dresses. White trainers, puff sleeves and asymmetric earrings. Golden tans and wicker waist bags.

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Creatures of Comfort

Summer holiday clothes. Fresh gingham and loose layers. Cotton shirts and dresses in longer lengths.

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Ulla Johnson

Delicate organza floral prints, silk ruffles. Light pink and yellow. Reflective floor and skin.

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Coach 1941

Glitter, embellishments, lace layering. Silk slip dresses and Keith Haring designs.

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Rodarte (shown in Paris in July)

Extreme lace ruffles, polka dots. Large earrings with bows and rosettes.

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Brock Collection

Fresh fallen leaves on the runway. Small floral prints reminiscent of wallpaper and cotton bedding. Light prairie dresses with ruffles.

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The Row

White Keds with ribbed socks, cropped and wide leg trousers, glowing, healthy skin and just-dry hair. Ochre, black, cream. Silk and cashmere.

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Sies Marjan, Vivienne Tam, Jill Stuart, Creatures of the Wind

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