It’s LFW roundup time, after a busy busy few weeks. I’d better hurry as it’s nearly Milan’s turn! London for me is the most exciting of all the fashion capitals – ok so i’m very biased, but this season turned out some of the funnest most elegant collections to date for many designers. I don’t have time to list them all, but here are five of my favourites along with the best four looks for each…
Holly Fulton’s presentation can be summed up in two words – playful chic! It was exciting, fun and colourfully gorgeous, but this time around the gap toothed Fultonites are all grown up. Combining beautiful holographics with safari prints on maxi-skirts and and pretty prom dresses, the scarlett red pouts added a glamorously cool element to the showing. I expect Topshop will take que from this edgy range come Autumn.
Sass and Bide
Mechanical and contemporary, Sass and Bide offered up a variety of looks, some I loved and others I didn’t. Above are the my favourites – the soft, floaty, feminine element combined with strong and bold structuring offer beautifully diverse collection. I also loved the dousing’s of canary yellow throughout.
Sexy, soft and really bloomin’ beautiful, Temperley London never fails to hit the spot. With a vast selection of stunning grecian style evening gowns, tailored jackets and beautiful skirts the looks culminated in a timeless collection brought up to date with deco style prints finished off with oversized sunglasses.
He’s finally succumbed to the catwalk circus – and rightly so. Such designs shouldn’t be kept away from the most important event in the fashion calendar, not when Tom Ford is soon to have more than 100 stores worldwide. His show was not at all what I would have predicted, it was infused with references to tribal ethnicities, bold florals, wow prints and structured tailoring. There was nothing not to love about this over-the-top collection.
As always, Topshop Unique did not disappoint. Models were sent down the runway in pastel hues, leathers, oxblood sequins and bold clashing beauty looks – it totally worked. As the most followed faces of the season’s shows, Delevigne and Dunn opened and closed the show with the effortless finesse they’ve carried through the season – I just wish they hadn’t waited until backstage to do the Harlem Shake!
Make sure you view full collections and catch up on all the other shows here.