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A Retrospect

London has been one of the fashion centers of the world for a long time now. Ever since its inception in 1984, the London Fashion Week has remained an awaited annual affair. This fashion week is now counted amongst the most reputed Fashion Weeks of Milan, Paris and New York. London, in any case, has always been popular for eclectic style – right from the prim and proper be garments by Saville Row to the quirky fashions of Portobello Road.

Looking at the developments

Masters of designer fashion, Rose Bertin and Charles Fredrick Worth have both spent time in London and contributed to the fashion world there. Bertin gave his contributions to fashion in London when he was exiled there during the French Revolution. Worth had worked as a draper in London before moving on to Paris. Despite its impeccable fashion designs, London still was not at a stage where it could be compared with Paris as far as fashion was concerned. London, though, did stay and continued to be a centre for fashion throughout the early 20th century.

The gradual changes

The fashion scenario changed in the 1960s. London suddenly became the trendsetter in terms of fashion, which was partly due to the miniskirt, created by the fashion designer Mary Quant. Despite fashion becoming simpler, it became more revealing too, more than what was made in the 1950s. It was now a time when models influenced fashion. London, apart from introducing the miniskirt, also gave birth to the bell bottomed trousers, which became a signature trend of the late 60s and 70s.

With the arrival of the 70s, the influence only increased with the introduction of the punk style. Vivienne Westwood became one of the most prominent designers of this era, making punk the new fashion of the street. She tried to implicate the music scene into her designs, managing to combine the feel of music with clothing styles. She was well-known for creating innovative, and shocking outfits.

London’s influence had not yet become pronounced in the 1980s, but the city became home to some of the best known fashion houses, one of which was the Burberry House. The company became famous for its waterproof cotton and the trench coat. Not only that, but its trench coat became one of the most copied and recognizable coat styles. Burberry, along with other London fashion houses, depicts elegance, style and durability.

The influence of this fashion designer city then only increased, and London now is home to various fashion houses some of which include names like Stella McCartney, Jimmi Choo and Alexandar McQueen. Down the years, London’s reputation as a fashion hub has changed and today, one cannot possibly ignore the importance of the place.

Fashion Statement With Style

Everyone has his or her individual style and fashion options make it possible for everyone to express their personality in style. Getting fashion items such as clothes, handbags and shoes among other different kind of accessories has been made easy. This is thanks to online stores which have eased shopping greatly for all fashion lovers. It is now possible to peruse through different online stores and what they have before making a purchase for the fashion items that you need.

Branded fashion labels offers endless opportunities for fashion lovers to find what they need to make their style statements. They cover the latest fashion trends for both men and women with a collection of shoes, leather goods and handbags. The clothing line is comprehensive and so is the accessories line which has everything designed to fit into the varying styles from one individual to another. There is definitely something for everyone in the store as far as fashion is concerned.

How to get the best fashion

One of the easiest ways that you can make sure that you get the very best with your fashion purchases is to choose the right store. Branded stores can be trusted to deliver the best for all your fashion needs. Here are some of the considerations that can help you make the right choice.

Variety: Does the store have a variety for you as far as the fashion items are concerned? The good thing about a store that has variety is that you can find everything that you need from clothes to shoes that match and other accessories and handbags to work out a look that is uniquely you.

Accessibility: Is the fashion store accessible from where you are? A good fashion store will have local branches in different areas to make it easier for customers to find the items that they need. When a store goes online, then all the accessibility barriers are eliminated. There are so many benefits of shopping online among them the possibilities to shop for whatever you need from any place and at any given time. Always consider how accessible you fashion store is so that you can choose one that will come to your fashion aid when you need it the most.

Product quality: If you want to make a fashion statement, then you will need to make sure that you go for quality products. A good trustworthy fashion store will have quality products which can be evaluated by the materials they are made of. For instance, leather products tend to be more of high quality and quite durable. There are however many other factors that can be considered to determine the quality of a product.

Experience in design: The years of experience in design together with quality craftsmanship makes a store or design house that understands the business. This helps in coming up with the latest fashion trends and a huge variety of designs to suit the varying preferences. You are bound to find very unique fashion pieces from such a store.