London Fashion Week Accessories Trends: The Good, The Bad, And The Questionable

What is it about London Fashion Week that brings out the kookiest accessory designs? New York Fashion Week has its fair share of loony togs, sure, but only a few particularly avant garde designers subscribe to that. LFW takes the cake as far as the accessory game goes with a veritable metric ton of labels taking part — Louise Gray, Kokon To Zai (KTZ), House of Holland, Moschino Cheap and Chic, and Tom Ford to name a FEW. From sunglasses shaped like bikes to unicorn crossbody bags (plus, a toilet paper roll ring or two), there are SO many quirky accessories from the London Fall 2013 Fashion Week runways, and we’ve rounded them up for you to decipher which ones are good, which ones are bad, and which ones are, erm, questionable.


Sunglasses at the Louise Gray, Fad, KTZ, Erdem, House of Holland, and Ziad Ghanem Fall 2013 London Fashion Week shows.
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So what if the sun is shining for less hours in the day during fall and winter? The number one accessories trend from London Fashion Week this season was hands down statement sunglasses. Whether they’re outright bananas like this bicycle pair by Fad or reimagined takes on the classic cat-eye (seen in red at KTZ, opal at Erdem, and metallic pink at House of Holland), this is definitely a trend that falls under the “GOOD” category for us. We only wish the neon yellow block-lettered “VOGUE” from Ziad Ghanem were an actual pair of shades.


Visors at the Haizhen Wang and Ashley Isham Fall 2013 London Fashion Week shows.
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Providing a different kind of shade were these visors from Haizhen Wang and Ashley Isham. The dome-less headgear pretty much required EXTRA high hair, and the stylists obliged outfitting models with base-supported ponytails and sky-scraper topknots. We can definitely see ourselves rocking visors in the coming months, but maybe not ones that obstruct our sight quite as much as these.


Crossbody bags at the Moschino Cheap and Chic, Sophia Webster, and Fashion East Fall 2013 London Fashion Week shows.
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As a throwback to ’90s childhood, kooky character crossbody bags made waves on the LFW runways. Our faves were definitely this pineapple bag from Moschino Cheap and Chic, this iridescent unicorn by Sophia Webster, and this fuzzy white bear bag from the Fashion East show. WE WANT THEM ALL.


Colorful furs at the Roksanda Ilincic and Tom Ford Fall 2013 London Fashion Week shows.
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Technicolor furs (or Muppet pelts as we sometimes refer to them) will be a major force come 2013’s other cold-weather months. That is if Roksanda Ilincic and Tom Ford have anything to say about it. The aquamarine and bright cerulean stoles made their way down the Fall 2013 runways and were head-turning to say the least.


Big jewelry at the KTZ and Louise Gray Fall 2013 London Fashion Week shows.
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BIG jewelry was a trend to be reckoned with this London Fashion Week. Our favorites, for one reason or another, were this playing-card-size gold pendant chain from the KTZ runway and this cheeky toilet paper roll ring courtesy of Louise Gray. We’re not sure if the latter is a look we’d sport unabashedly, but we can’t argue that it would come in handy someday.


Extra special pieces at the Ashish and Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 London Fashion Week shows.
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These last two aren’t technically accessories, but they’re outfit elements we desperately needed to alert the public’s attention to immediately. We’ve been fans of Ashish since their punky ’90s-themed collection last year and have only grown to love the label more with each inspired season. Who else could make us consider wearing an all-over sequin traffic vest? As for Burberry Prorsum, the lastest collection certainly makes a case for underwear as a new kind of accessory.

What do you think of these London Fashion Week accessories? Let us know in the comments below!

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