London Fashion Week is known in the industry as the hub of new, fresh, exciting, young and emerging talent. Over the years, there has been some amazing creative talent that’s come out of London such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. Designers who have really shaped what we define as London fashion, that exceptional creative talent that seeks to push boundaries and make a stand for what they believe in. Now, designers like Molly Goddard and Ashish (as well as some incredible menswear designers like Craig Green) are really creating a strong brand for themselves and their style. For instance, Molly Goddard is known for her enormous tulle dresses and Mary Katrantzou for her prints.
This season, however, saw some of fashions biggest names hit the town with Victoria Beckham’s return and Riccardo Tisci first show as creative director at Burberry. Make sure to also catch up on my NYFW roundup if you missed it!
Victoria Beckham: Usually showing in New York, Queen VB came back to London to celebrate her brands 10th anniversary. I loved the buzz during LFW that came from having Victoria Beckham back in the city and it was such a gorgeous show. Victoria always stresses how much she designs for her customer, with wearable minimal pieces that help to empower the modern woman. I particularly loved this look from the collection which combines soft feminity with more tailored, masculine trousers – striking the perfect balance for a working woman in the city.
Rejina Pyo: I’ve been keeping my eye on Rejina Pyo for a while now, obsessed with her pieces that have been worn by some of my favorite women like Pandora Skyes and Lisa Aiken. This show definitely didn’t disappoint and if there’s one standout item you want for SS19, then it’s without a doubt the Hawaiian shirt.
Molly Goddard: I’ve always been a fan of Molly Goddard and appreciated her work, but I’ve never really felt a personal connection to the collections as something that I’d like to wear. As mentioned earlier, Molly is known for her big, tulle dresses but this season, she played with a much more slimmer silhouette which for me made the pieces a lot more desirable. There was also a lovely daisy print dress and some great separates, it’s great seeing her work evolve each season.
Mary Katrantzou: Also celebrating a decade in fashion, Mary Katrantzou has been a designer that when I ask people in the industry which designer they are keeping an eye on, they mention her name. I think she really showed why that is in this incredible show that cleverly referenced her past but also shows where she’s looking to go in the future. A theme of collecting ran throughout the collection with stamp motifs that made for some incredible colorful, geometric dresses. Certainly, a collection to be saved and remembered.
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JW Anderson: I wanted to include this look because note the shoes, these are going to be seen on the feet of all fashion editors and bloggers next season! Not usually one for a platform trainer, I oddly find myself really drawn to these. I love how they look paired with this midi slimline dress for a slight tomboy look.
Erdem: Another brand that stays true to their vision and aesthetic each season. Lots of 1870’s leg-o-mutton sleeves and floor length dresses. I particularly loved this floral trouser suit set with the black scarf tied around the neck.
Burberry: The show that has divided opinions across many, which is no surprise as it was one of the most highly anticipated shows this season as the fashion industry were all watching to see whatRiccardo Tisci’s vision was for Burberry. It was a bumper show with over 100 looks and three different clearly defined sections. I could definitely see his Givenchy influences throughout and whilst I wasn’t such a fan of the first set of beige looks, I loved his younger and more urban looks (which is what he is known for).
Ashish: I felt so lucky to be in attendance at Ashish’s AW17 show that celebrated the LGBTQ community. There was such a bold, unshameful and ecstatic atmosphere in the room and it’s that celebratory spirit towards the topics that matter to him that makes me love what he does at Ashish. I loved all the sequinned, party looks and this floor-length sequinned green dress that makes me want to hit the dance floor and dance all night.
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SO many check/plaid this season (checks for fall? groundbreaking). After all, we are all transitioning into our Autumn wardrobes and there’s nothing as well put together as a checked trouser suit. I also love Susie Bubble in Richard Quinn, the bold and colorful floral coat looks so great against an all-black look. Prairie dresses are a huge trend this season, mixing bohemian and Victorian styles. So many good items to put on the Autumn Wishlist here (post coming soon!) such as an oversized blazer, ankle boots and loud prints.
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