This is what #LFW looks like in fiction
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London Fashion Week is bulging at the seams with 80+ designers showcasing SS16 collections. Take fiction inspiration from Kirkwood and co with fashion-focused lines from our favourite books.

Think pink, pattern, pearls, silver, shimmer and flow. This fish pretty much has the look nailed.

POWER IN PINK
“It was one of Kitty’s happy days. Her dress did not feel tight anywhere, the lace around her bodice did not slip, the bows did not crumple or come off, the pink shoes with their high curved heels did not pinch but seemed to make her feet lighter.”
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

DRESSES IN VELVET
“Scoot up to the attic and get Ma’s old box of dress patterns, Mammy. You’re going to make me a new dress.” Scarlett O’Hara.
Gone With The Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

SHIRTS IN SILVER
“An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in.”
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

SANDALS IN BLACK
“It was a warm evening, nearly summer, and she wore a slim cool black dress, black sandals, a pearl choker.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

COLLARS IN HOLLYWOOD
“We wear long wool coats with tie belts, the collars turned up to look like those of movie stars, and rubber boots with the tops folded down and men’s work socks inside.”
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
“She was beautiful, romantic, irresistibly fascinating and the public lapped up every detail of her life; for instance, how many times had she read that Lili always wore white, whether it was satin or silk, tweed or cotton?”
 Lace by Shirley Conran

TANK TOPS IN PASTEL
“The hottest girl in all of human history was standing before me in cutoff jeans and a peach tank top.”
Looking For Alaska by John Green

LACE ON THE BODICE
“Miss Marple wore a black brocade dress, very much pinched in around the waist. Mechlin lace was arranged in a cascade down the front of the bodice. She had on lace mittens, and a black lace cap…”
The Tuesday Night Club by Agatha Christie

LOAFERS WITH NO SOCKS
“On the first day of school wear loafers, but no socks.”
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

TROUSERS TO SUIT
“Orlando had now washed, and dressed herself in those Turkish coats and trousers which can be worn indifferently by either sex.”
Orlando by Virginia Woolf

 

 

 

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