London Fashion Week Spring 2013: 5 trends already staking their claim on next season

J.W Anderson Spring 2013
J.W Anderson Spring 2013 shot by Peter Stigter
J.W Anderson Spring 2013
J.W Anderson Spring 2013 shot by Peter Stigter

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While the international collections are only half way through there is no doubt that some Spring 2013 trends have been set. London Fashion Week elaborated on some of the trends that we first spotted in New York making spring style seem clearer than ever. Spring 2013 promises bold fashion ready for risk takers. Those who thought the crop top was a phase seem to have been proven wrong. Look for bare bellies and plenty of skin throughout the collections—start those crunches now.

Skin is definitely in, as leather frequents the catwalks for Spring 2013. At Mulberry, leather-on-leather takes the typically non-summer fabric for a ride dropping it right in the middle of its sugary sweet sixties-inspired collection. Meanwhile, defined digital prints continue to develop for Spring 2013 in the hands of their mistress, Mary Katrantzou: vivid images take us on a trip with international banknotes and postage stamps.

For another continued Spring 2013 trend, Acne and Jonathan Saunders employ stripes for an eye-catching effect, with the vertical stripe is proving to be an unsurprising staple come spring. Finally, Burberry Prorsum mixes in metallic to modernize the classic Burberry look. These shining looks inspire us to update our spring wardrobe with a splash of flash.