Right now, London S/S 20 fashion week—which took place last September—probably feels like a distant memory. It was back before social distancing was a part of our daily vernacular and the term face mask was only used in relation to skincare products. When the thought of crowded rooms filled with editors and influencers seemed completely normal, and hugs and handshakes were just regular friendly greetings.
However, despite the fact those runways feel a world away, many of their lessons are more relevant today than ever. From colour predictions to clothing trends, September’s collections acted as a crystal ball, enabling us to understand what would be most in-demand over these last few months.
In terms of colour, the runways were filled with a mixture of calming sky blues and shades of shocking pink. (You can thank JW Anderson for the former and Jacquemus for the latter.) Of course, as you'd expect with any summer runway, crisp white and sandy beige were also heavily prevalent, seen across voluminous dresses, linen shirts and tailored trousers.
While less popular on the runway, lime green has also proven itself to be a contender for shade of the season, as several members of the fashion set have been seen sporting the summery hue. So whether you're looking to update your existing colour palette or simply feel the need to be in the know, keep scrolling for five shades we have loved this summer.
You can thank Simon Porte Jacquemus for the popularity of this shade. Jacquemus's S/S 20 show featured a vibrant-pink runway and incorporated several pieces of clothing in the standout hue.
Noted as one of Pantone's colours of the season, sandy beige often gains popularity throughout the summer. The natural hue can signify nurture and comfort.
This Maggie Marilyn top has been extremely popular among the fashion set, proving that this season, sky blue is set to be popular yet again. In terms of the runway, the shade was seen at Stella McCartney, JW Anderson, The Row and so many more.
As always, crisp white will see you through the summer season in style. An all-white ensemble makes the ultimate summer look, while white trousers or shorts with a more vibrant top will look equally as contemporary.
Lime green has become a surprising front runner for shade of the season. Many influencers have been seen sporting the trend, while contemporary brands like Ganni have also heavily relied on the hue in their newest collections.