London Fashion Week Fall 2018


Richard Quinn Fall 18 backstage, The Impression

London Fashion Week was truly one to remember for Fall 18. A city renowned for its design flare and new talent in the fashion, even Queen Elizabeth thought it was worth being a part of and made her first appearance at LFW. Her Majesty awarded print focused fashion designer Richard Quinn with The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Her Majesty taking in all the great print at the Richard Quinn show,

Alongside all of the LFW front page news, print is continuing to take center stage on the catwalks and varying in all kind of ways. With previous seasons being dominated by florals, AW18 collections are seeing many other print trends emerging.

Here is a look at some of the newness that we spotted coming off the catwalk:

Print Mix

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Left to right – Peter Pilotto, Natasha Zinko, Richard Quinn, Simone Rocha

Splicing, garment reconstruction and merging patterns, all kinds of prints are found on any one garment on the runway. We especially love the combination of florals with checks as this feels really new and different.


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Left to right – Ports 1961, Halpern, Preen, Emilia Wickstead

One of the biggest print trends of the season, Animal, can be found in a safari of different skins; snake, cow, leopard, tiger to name just a few.


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Left to right – Richard Quinn, Temperley London, Mother of Pearl, Delpozo

Spots are all everywhere and the newest way to wear spots seems to be the varied combination of scales and plays on negative and positive juxtapositioning.

Bright Florals

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Left to right – Richard Quinn, Osman, Alice Archer, Osman

Despite this being an Autumn/Winter catwalk, florals continue from the summer to be bright and fun. It is going to be important for print to still be vibrant in the winter months allowing fashion to be optimistic all year around.


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Left to right – Emilia Wickstead, Fashion East, Rejina Pyo, Marta Jakubowski

With checks being the main print focus of the Versace show in Milan, London was also drenched in checks. Pink and red colourways seem to be prominen. We love the combination of different colours of the same checks in one outfit by Marta Jakubowski.


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Left to right – JW Anderson, JW Anderson, Emilia Wickstead, Temperley London

Stripes continue to dominate the catwalks in all forms from cut about, diagonal, variegated and in many different colour combinations. JW Anderson show the amazing contrast between bold varsity style stripes against place, variegated bright stripes.

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