With February fast drawing to a close, another fashion week has come and gone. Here are our five highlights from the AW17 catwalks.

 

Trench coats

Befitting to the weather we’re currently experiencing, trench coats were one of the top trends to hit the catwalk over the last five days. Very much associated with the ‘London look’, the trench coat is an absolute must-have on a showery day. From J.W.Anderson to Burberry, British designers pulled out all the stops to get this returning classic on point.

 

Big knits

OK, so oversized jumpers aren’t anything new, but this time they’ve returned bigger than ever before. Canadian luxury fashion house, Ports 1961, showcased larger-than-large jumpers over silk dresses, while Joseph brought back the chunky turtleneck. Topshop Unique went to extreme lengths – quite literally – to bring big knits back in fashion, with some of their designs resting just above the knee.

 

Countryside checks

Perhaps one of the easiest looks to pull off from this month’s LFW is countryside check. This classic print featured in some of the most prominent shows, including Daks and Mulberry. From windowpane to Prince of Wales, and even a bold return for tartan, check is definitely going to be one on the checklist come next autumn.

 

Statement pockets

Everyone knows that pockets are rarely included in designs for practicality, and the AW17 season certainly isn’t trying to change that. One thing’s for sure though: statement pockets are well and truly back in the spotlight. Spotted on the Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane, Joseph and J.W.Anderson catwalks, in intricately embroidered patterns and sleek silk styles both featured.

 

Duvet coats

Ever wanted to forget getting dressed and head outside with your duvet wrapped around you instead? Well, thanks to Preen and Mulberry, doing just that would be fairly fashionable this coming autumn. Preen models took to the catwalk in floral duvet coats, while Mulberry’s donned quilted equestrian blankets which were almost touching the floor. ‘I woke up like this’ has never looked so good.

 

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