No.3: Print & Pattern
It would not be London Fashion Week without designers acknowledging British heritage classic prints and patterns. There were plenty of tartans, traditional checks, club stripes, and garden florals, even Fair Isles sweater patterns. That said, the garments looked anything but classic. London designers re-affirmed their place as heirs of Swinging London with kicky designs reminiscent of the youth quake.
Unorthodox fabric and pattern mixes added another eclectic level of individuality to the catwalks. Prints and patterns ignored seasonal barriers and could be worn spring/summer or autumn/winter. It did not really matter.
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