London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 – How to Rock It for Racing
Looking for unique racing outfits from fabulous design talents but not sure what to wear? See our top picks from LFW SS19 with our Fashion & Beauty Editor Karen Grace’s top tips on how to rock these looks for a day at the races!
Titled ‘Repetition?’ – there is no repetition even when it appears to be repeating since it keeps repeating itself in all possible ways. So true for how to put a racing outfit together!
The leg of mutton jacket and short dress could be worn with cigarette pants underneath plus a wide brimmed hat to balance the shoulders. With its long sleeves, it’s a good choice for a cooler spring racing festival.
The dress will look completely different with orange, white or pale blue accessories and hat, so with one investment piece you have three outfits for different summer racing festivals, plus a potential Christmas party dress when worn solo.
Images courtesy of Fashion Scout.
Inspired by Mediterranean villages the colour palette is of cool shades of blue and white. For a spring or summer day at the races we’d team her blue jumpsuit (right) with the jacket (left) and accessorise in white or lemon.
Photographer: Simon Armstrong.
The designer’s signature butterflies are all of a fabulous flutter in this collection right down to the boots. Who cares if it rains or is a bit on the chilly side when you have one of these amazing trench coats to wear? The perfect solution for mixed weather spring or end-of-summer racedays. There is also a matching butterfly rain hat too.
Photo credit: Redam Photography.
Though inspiration comes from ’70s glamour, the main focus is the future of our planet and its ecology. For this reason the brand has concentrated on zero waste patterns, recycled sequins and upcycled clothing. If you’d like your racing day outfit to be fashion with a conscience, this is a great choice. Can also be saved for the Christmas party at the racecourse!
Photo credit: Simon Armstrong.
A contemporary interpretation of the ’50s fashion silhouettes. The blue/yellow dress will look different for two race events if you choose blue accessories one race day and yellow the next. The cool white textured dress is a blank canvas for all colours – go monochrome chic with black accessories or add a statement pop of colour.
Photo credit: Oda Beide.
The detached layers on the puzzle-like pieces can be paired with one another creating a functional, relaxed and flamboyant wardrobe. For a smarter look at the races, remove the cropped trousers to create a cute mini dress. To complete the look, team with Bremen Wong Millinery as seen here.
Photographer: Simon Armstrong.
Malene Oddershede Bach
Inspired by the Icelandic poppy, this delicate wild flower somehow manages to endure the harsh landscapes.
Add a floppy hat to this floral maxi dress and you’ll be all set for the great ‘garden party’ that is Glorious Goodwood, whilst the designer’s signature jacquard dresses will be perfect for the more formal racing festivals.
Photo credit: Chris Yates.
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