LFW: The Trends

As you may have guessed already, even the capital is going crazy for the togs adorning the catwalks, I'm more interested in what's going on above the shoulders. What hairstyles are the models rocking, what makeup are they wearing and how strong are the lips? Here are my key looks so far from London Fashion Week...

1. Keeping it real
There's a real trend emerging for simple hairstyles, ponytails and wet look textures, mixed with a very natural 'almost there' complexion, as seen at Erdem and Nicole Farhi. This leaves the focus entirely on the lip to create an elegant and timeless look, making the eye colour pop even more. I'm loving how simple this is to achieve too - perfect for a work day when you can only manage to scrape your hair back and apply some lippy.

Nicole Farhi

2. Give us a wave
Can I just shake the hand of the guy (or girl) who sat down and decided the trends for S/S12? Not only do we have uber simple up dos, but we also have long, straight hair with just a hint of curl. As seen at Burberry and Matthew Williamson, it's all about a teeny bit of movement in the hair. It's not overdone and is really easy to achieve with just a flick of a curling wand.

Matthew Williamson

3. Half and half. 
If you're after something a bit more sassy than the neutral barnets we've been seeing, you can go for a 'half and half' style, keeping hair off your face but keeping the length. Topshop slicked back hair and adorned it with gold leaf, which may be a little out of your league for a Friday night, but Antonia Berardi has kept it cool with subtle quiffs and easy to wear texture.

Antonio Berardi

So next season it's all about minimal makeup, power lips (but not too powerful,) and easy to wear hair. It's about time the catwalk reflected what's going on in real life and giving us something realistic to aspire to. I totally knew I was on trend when I tied my hair back in a pony after sitting in my PJs all day.

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