We’re back on home turf with London Fashion Week. Renowned for being the most creative of the four major fashion capitals, this season’s LFW, as ever, has stayed true to those eclectic, off-beat sensibilities. It’s been a bumper showing of colour, texture, volume and eccentric details so let’s jump right into the highlights…
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Kicking off with some homegrown, emerging talent, Molly Goddard is the fashion insiders’ favourite, loved for her huge, layered tulle creations. She didn’t disappoint, serving up plenty of volume but she also featured floral prints and more wearable separates which we just know we’ll be seeing on fashion bloggers outside next season’s shows.
From a newcomer to the heritage giants: Mulberry layered up on decadence and had us swooning over sumptuous textures and super luxe bags, while Christopher Bailey crafted new dimensions and intricate armour with a British twist for Burberry. And, of course, we can’t forget House of Holland. Henry pulled off a true fashion feat for AW17; taking the cowgirl look from costume to the height of cool. Sign us up for a Stetson and a pair of cowboy boots, please.
The front rows were packed with all of the most stylish celebrities. Katy Perry rocked her brand new platinum blonde locks at the Christopher Kane show, looking a dream in metallic textures.
Over at Burberry, the biggest stars were out in full force. We’d trade our entire wardrobe to be sat on that front row in between Naomi Campbell, Suki Waterhouse and Penelope Cruz.
Forget the bag; it was all about the strap at LFW. Anya Hindmarch used paper craft as her inspiration with paper chain-style leather straps and layered hearts. As always, House of Holland took things to the max, decking out theirs in fringing and multiple charms.
Brooches are also making a comeback but you won’t find these in your grandma’s jewellery box. It was all about straight lines and simplicity at Christopher Kane; his marbled, pearlescent creations adorning dresses, cardigans and jumpers. At Toga, things got a lot more extravagant, with clusters of abstract gems from head to toe.
After all the eccentricity, it’s onto Milan next for collections by some of the biggest fashion houses on the scene…