From the functional to the glamorous, the accessories seen at London Fashion Week this season were as varied as it gets, with hats and eyewear emerging as must-have pieces for your spring/summer 2019 wardrobe. Here, we’ve picked out some of the accessories you’ll want to invest in
Peter Pilotto presented a collection marked by opulence and the characteristic was carried through to bags, with caged clutches adorned with pearls and finished with fez-style tassels. A far cry from lavish opulence but profoundly elegant nonetheless, Roksanda triumphed with its signature simplicity and bags were defined by clean lines and geometric shapes. After recently making the headlines, Burberry’s new monogram appeared emblazoned across bags and incorporated in buckles: you’ll want to be among the first to get your hands on one of the new pieces from chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s first collection for the brand.
The spring/summer season is synonymous with sunshine, so you’ll want to arm yourself with a pair of sunglasses, as seen on a number of catwalks. Ashley Williams teamed up with Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate once again and this season’s crystal-studded sunglasses echoed her coveted hairclips. Toga went for a goggle-like eyewear which, along with mesh footwear and oversized bags, added an ultra-modern sporty edge to the collection. Halpern went back to 1966 for its spring/summer collection, so it was more than fitting that eyewear had a retro vibe, in the form of large square silhouettes with a clear frame.
Not only were hats everywhere on the catwalk this season, but they were also big and bold. Emilia Wickstead created bow-adorned headwear, Erdem opted for classic veiled styles while Mary Katrantzou opted for a luxury take on baseball caps.
Sportswear and functionality were defining elements of House of Holland’s spring/summer collection, features which were carried through to shoes, in particular. Flat sandals suggested ease and comfort, clearly illustrating Henry Holland’s desire to design for the modern woman. In contrast, Simone Rocha went down a fanciful route, with feather-trimmed shoes fit for a princess. Opting for a middle ground, Christopher Kane presented a range of options, from chunky trainers to charming kitten-heel boots with lace details.
For spring/summer Eudon Choi drew on the geometric patterns and warm shades of artist Ivan da Silva Bruhns, and paired his designs with jewellery by Portrait Report. The ubiquitous hoop trend found itself elevated to new heights, with models wearing multiple chunky golden earrings. Rejina Pyo also opted for gold jewellery to complement her elegant designs, in the form of earrings and arm cuffs. Accessories were a highlight of Jamie Wei Huang’s show, right down to the jewellery: outfits were completed with sculptural Perspex necklaces and single Calder-style earrings.