London Fashion Week showed us how much the characters of our favorite series are inspiring the way we want to dress. London’s fall/winter 2021 season is filled with members fit for a royal court — harlequin jesters, modern debutantes, and ballerinas who are also very badass. We scanned 13 of our favorite collections from London’s most influential designers and picked six fresh fashion trends for updating your fall wardrobe.
Bridgerton recently collaborated with the British Fashion Council, and the modern period drama’s fashion influence is just getting started. At London Fashion Week February 2021, we saw so many fabulous characters of court, from corset-wearing punk debutantes at Vivienne Westwood to Nigerian eclectics at Tolu Coker and ballerina-pink bustiers at Marques’Almeida. To keep these debutantes entertained were collections filled with an innovative new take on the popular check print — the harlequin diamond. At Maximilian, Daniel w. Fletcher, and Vivienne Westwood 2021, the diamond print stood out like a lucky pick in a pack of playing cards.
Childlike ballerinas at Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha confidently danced in tulle tutus and ribbon-strapped shoes. But while Goddard continued with her signature smocked tulle tutus, Rocha added edge to this look with leather jackets and combat boots. Leather is always a classic choice for fall, winter, and even spring — particularly when it’s vegan.
Leather in fall might mean biker jackets or mac coats to some, but London Fashion Week was reaching for more sleek and minimal leather looks. Maximilian’s white leather two-piece miniskirt set is one of our favorite looks of Fashion Week, while fashion rebels will love the leather pieces at 16Arlington, and true sophisticates will see themselves in the chic leather outfits at palmer//harding. And if all you’re really here for are the color trends, we recommend musing over the minty green pastels at Roksanda or the sparkling two-tone sets at Halpern.
Ahead, six fall fashion trends we’ll be adding to our wardrobes.