London Fashion Week has come and gone, and I’m left considering the strange, one-off moments it left in its wake. At Burberry, I was excited to see a fleet of split-hemmed trousers walk down the runway – gynaikeia royxa – , and I wondered about the matching wristbands and neck-bands that seemed like a riff off of Richie Tenenbaum. J.W. Anderson treated tinsel like sequins, winding up with a slew of dressesthat looked like wearable Confetti System. I saw a briefcase adorned with its own ribbon at Simone Rocha, and at Margaret Howell, I spotted a jacket reminiscent of her most iconic design, the red corduroy number worn by Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. My favourite hat of the week wafted down the runway at Roksanda: It looked as if it had been lifted off of Rembrandt’s head. The new iterations of Christopher Kane’s signature jelly accessories(including gel brassieres meant for external use only?) stoked pangs of nostalgia for my long-lost Pylones jelly watch.
In the midst of all the excitement, I did manage to pick up on a few low-lift microtrends and styling tricks among the hodge podge—and I think they might inject your winter dressing doldrums with some zest. They were:
1. Woodshop Goggles
As seen at both Burberry and Shrimps! This sub for sunglasses makes it look like you’re well-versed on the safety protocol around a lathe. I find nothing more perennially stylish than precaution. I actually bought a pair of anti-blue-light goggles much like these a couple years ago and had intended to add an asterisk to my Gmail signature that said, “When I answer your email, know that I’m doing so while wearing these bad boys.”