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London Fashion Week day 5: Emerging Trends to Watch

Drapers takes a look at the trends to look out for from day five.

Roll Up, Roll Up

It’s been a mixed bag this season at London Fashion Week, with as many designers showing autumn-appropriate knits and outerwear as season-defying party dresses. As much as we love to see a strapless dress or a patent corset which would undoubtedly sell all year round, it’s the seasonally-conscious pieces which often really pique interest, particularly when we’ve already been overwhelmed with spring before it’s even hit the shops.

As well as the emphasis on truly remarkable outerwear this season, one of the most autumn-savvy trends has been the emergence of polo-necks and high-necks. Shown in crisp, sporty white at JW Anderson, or as a slouchy knit at Fyodor Golan, roll neck separates demonstrated a new staple in chilly couture. More interesting still was the prevalence of dresses that finished high up the neck, such as at Peter Pilotto. Sharp, angular shoulders and a cheeky slit at the front kept the covered-up look from verging too far into dowdy territory.

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