22nd February 2016 Gemma Lacey

Five Trends from London Fashion Week that Make Great Greetings Cards!

London Fashion Week isn’t all about sharp silhouettes and shades, there’s also a riot of artistic inspiration sashaying down the catwalks. We picked our five favourite trends, which also happen to be great inspiration for greeting cards too.

Kicking of LFW in Style was Ryan Lo, taking inspiration from his native home of Hong Kong and favourite films; his collection was a riot of colour and feminine details. Think Geisha make up, fur and florals teamed with kitten heels and pom pom socks. What appealed to us though were the seductive combinations of pink, raspberry and plum and the voluminous shapes which led us to Deborah Ballinger’s beautiful Chinese lanterns for a stunning way to say “Zhuhe” or Congratulations as you may know it.

Round Chinese Lanterns in Red, purple and Pink

 

Florals were also big news at Alexander McQueen where models wore floor length sheer gowns embroidered with rich colourful blooms. Nestling within these were delicate lace and sequin butterflies, whose fragile beauty added the finishing touches to a stunning collection. Often seen as a symbol of hope these lovely creatures are also a great way to send a cheerful message too.

LFW 7

 

Skip next to everyone’s best F(u)riends- pets! Shrimps led the way with their fabulous faux fur coats and accessories, as soft to the touch as your favourite pussy or pooches coat. Their ready-to-wear also featured hand drawn kitty motifs making this collection a real treat for feline fans. As puss puss also means kiss kiss in Swedish it’s also the perfect inspiration to send a little smooch to your favourite kitty lover.

Line drawing of a black cat

Black cat on greeting card

 

From pets to more ethereal realms at Sibling’s show where catsuits, glitter and stars galore were on the menu. Be it shimmering silver details in knitted sweaters or bolder yellow and black constellations, it made for a deliciously stellar collection. It’s also the inspiration for our favourite compliment if you want to show someone they’ve really made your day.

Thank you card decorated with rainbow stars

Rainbow stars thank you card

 

Lastly, how can we talk goodwill and greetings without thinking love hearts? Luckily Mary Katranzou came to the rescue with her hypnotic prints. Psychedelic hearts repeated to create shimmering skirts and on jackets she allowed models to literally wear their heart on their sleeves. May we suggest if you feel like doing the same that Celia Hyland’s design would be an ultra stylish way to get your point across?

Pink and red heart Greeting Card

Pink and red hand drawn heart greeting card,

 

Until next season sweeties!