Nohted: LFW Cult Accessories
The runway may be the main focus, but there's masses of sartorial stimulation to be gazed upon thanks to the guests at London Fashion Week.
We were out in force on the streets at London fashion week to not only scour the shows for the trends we'll be wearing come spring 17 but to turn the camera to the streets and what this seasons fashion crowd were wearing.
With attendees dashing from show to show, one thing became urgently apparent, the trophy bag the cult accessory for fall/winter 16. It's almost as if Alessandro Michele was handing out free Dionysus bags upon entry, as at least 1 in every 4 show-goers had one swinging from their wrists. But don't just stop at a plain monogram (as chic as that is), this season is all about embellishing your arm candy with velvet, croc and sequin patches.
Dionysus had an opposing candidate in the running for this seasons honour - the Chloe Faye bag. Another hit among the street style crowd, the Chloe was seen in everything to brights, suede, snake but all accompanied with an outfit that gave a distinct nod to a bygone era; any excuse to revive the 70's and we're in. Our favourite combinations are the striped rust suede and miniature day to evening version in mustard.
The shoe of this season, once again thanks to Mr Michele, came courtesy of the fur lined Princetown loafers at Gucci. Badged, gold or just classic black, if you're going for flats, they're the perfect option to show you're in the know. Take inspiration directly from one attendee that wore her gold Princetown's (pictured above) with an all off-white outfit, inclusive of a divine mohair sweater - let the shoes do the talking whilst your look screams understated luxury.
On the smaller side of the scale was the fun accessory that shows no sign of going away - fur pom poms. Swinging from backpacks and waving from clutch bags, they came in Fendi brights and bold pops of primary colour.
Want to be really on trend this season? Get your hands on the Pierce bag by J.W. Anderson. Spotted on a few savvy street stylers, it's the perfect minimal accessory heading into winter.