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LRFS19 Stylists AW18 Trends

The secret is out… this year's stylists will be bringing to life art through the ages. Fusing together iconic art trends and fashion, they are busy working away to create the runway looks for this years theme ‘The Collection.’ 

We asked the LRFS19 stylists to tell us their favourite trends from the catwalks of AW18. From tartan to metallics to jumpers hung from the neck, these trends certainly made their mark for all the right reasons.

Solene Rose, Pop Art

Clueless’ Cher Horowitz and Dionne Davenport will always be the ultimate style icons and I’m thrilled that tartan has made a come back this autumn / winter, although I’m not so sure on mixing tartan with animal print like I’ve seen on the runway (Michael Kors)?? But you really can’t go wrong with a cute tartan skirt and oversized sweater / jumper in winter. I’m definitely on the hunt for a pink tartan skirt, mean girls’ Gretchen Wiener style !! so fetch x

Oversized, long fluffy coats seem to be on trend this winter. I’m waving goodbye to 2017’s puffa jacket and welcoming cosier teddy coats and fluffy fur jackets (faux of course) – if it’s leopard print it’s even better!

Photo courtesy of Versace AW18

Amy Brogden, Surrealism

Playful manipulation of classic silhouettes has been one of the most interesting menswear trends for me this season. Raf Simons designed jumpers that you can't wear in a traditional sense. You can only hang it from your neck. The idea pokes fun at some attitudes towards fashion that say it is futile, superficial and impractical for the everyday man. Balenciaga is also a prominent player in this with its famous T-shirt Shirt and layered coat. The trend shows that fashion doesn't take itself as seriously as people think.

Photo courtesy of Raf Simons AW18

Lily Kinnear Griffiths, Romanticism

My favourite fashion trend for AW18 is animal print because it’s a trend you can dress both up and down and it always comes back into fashion, so since animal print pieces last a long time you can splash out on them.

Photo courtesy of Tom Ford AW18

Ali Griffiths, Impressionism

If you're looking for new trousers this winter go for a pair with a nice, clean crop that sits a bit above your ankle. This has been a very popular trend over the FW18 campaign, which has been adopted by most fashion influencers. Whether you want to wear a pair of high tops or some detailed socks with a normal trainer, a cropped trouser works perfectly, and it looks great for both smart and casual occasions.

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Orla Mcmullan, Cubism

Especially in the run up to Christmas I have been loving metallics and sequins. These always normally become more popular this time of year but this seasons I feel like they are being used more creatively. I particularly like the silver sequin one shoulder dress OFF-WHITE showcased in their AW18 show.

I love this trend because its so bold but versatile and can be easily worked into a causal outfit like a metallic blazer with black jeans and some winter boots or a full blown showstopper out fit Like the floor length silver gown Alberta Ferretti showed in their latest show.

Photo courtesy of OFF- WHITE AW18