LFW Trend Report: Seeing Red
With London's Soho as their pedestrian catwalk, the capital's boldest fashion-frenzied ladies and gents showcased our latest LFW street style trend: pillarbox red. This striking shade, worn head-to-toe or accented into accessories or footwear, perfectly encapsulates the British no-holds-barred approach to dressing.
This season's sartorial offerings were all about being seen: London's streets were awash with Oriental embroidery kimono jackets, crimson tones breathing new life into Breton stripes and copious pairs of Italian red leather cut-out heels - and where better to be seen than around Brewer Street car park, the event's new hub. Some of the country's beloved fashion writers and bloggers were present in the effortlessly chic look, including Ella Catliff spotted below.
To recreate the look yourself, you firstly need to ascertain quite how far you're willing to go with the show-stopping shade. If you don't fancy going all out in the tomato hue, we recommend sticking to accessories alone - or even slick on a coat of red lipstick to an otherwise monochrome look - red is all about confidence, so be sure to wear it in a way that you feel comfortable in.
Whether you're partial to a laser-cut shoe-boot, patent stilettos or a bold cross-body bag, the sky is your limit when it comes to accessorising with this trend. Another tip is to veer towards more burgundy hues as the season progresses, adapting to deeper autumnal hues for your scarves and woolly hats.
The quintessential red lip aside, you can also incorporate the shade into your nail varnish collection to pack a punch in a more subtle manner. For the smallest nuance, you could even experiment with crimson tips on your usual French manicure.