Fashion weeks lasts forever. Such is the impact of London Fashion Week. Though it is for a week or so, but one can reminisce it for longer period of time.
Undoubtedly, the biggest event in the fashion calendar of the UK. And once again, London Fashion week went over like rainbow this year. Let’s have a look at the high points of LFW AW18, a few designers whose contribution made the week even bigger and better.
Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s president and chief creative officer said goodbye to Burberry after 17 years
This year the brand caught the eye again. The reason, however, was something different. Reason being it was Christopher Bailey’s Last Burberry Show. Every celebrity showed up for his last show. The whole crowd was notably star-studded. Burberry created a capsule of reissued pieces from the Eighties and Nineties. The brand is now also selling its Rainbow Check collection, as part of an initiative to support charities that help LGBTQ, in store now.
Ashish showed his latest collection at London Fashion Week, and the highlights from the show were Glitter because, yes, there was a whole lot of glitter. Ashish’s inspirations this year were predictably unpredictable. He actually took his inspiration from the swinging Sixties, and his set was designed similar to that of a bazaar.
To adhere to the theme, many of his models stomped the catwalk holding plastic bags. There were very little things on the runway that didn’t sparkle. Many of the clothes were candy-striped in shimmering colours of the rainbow. Other items just had hints of glitter – like the embellished denim jacket, also multi-coloured trousers and jumpsuits with fringed sparkles.
Mulberry staged its first see-now-buy-now show at Spencer House, Princess Diana’s ancestral London home
The spring collection took in a patisserie palette, with pink satin ruffle skirts, linen suits with long. There were delicate printed dressed too in the collection. Mulberry celebrated the best of British style. The collection itself took its hint from English eccentricity. Models on the ramp wore ruffled ballet-inspired pumps with round fluted heels made an attempt in recalling China collection that one might expect to find in a grand British country house. Some even came draped with multicoloured gemstones. This year the see-now-buy-now show also marked a break from convention for Mulberry.
This season, Temperley was highly inspired by the first female aviators, and the whole collection had a romantic, vintage feel to it. Temperley’s catwalk included military combats, stylish cropped trousers and a flattering cinched-in waist, and all-over sequined party frocks. The ramp was also highlighted with some perfect party outfits. Flowing bias cut dresses with a thigh-high front slit, sheer nude dresses, one kimono-wrap jumpsuit. the dresses provided strong scenery to the brand.
After 10 years, Northern-Irish designer Jonathan Anderson switched things up and presented both his menswear and womenswear collections at the same time in his very first mixed-gender format.
Their collection had a modest, naive feel to it including long, drop-waist dresses, swingy handkerchief hemlines, crinkled or pleated fabrics, ruffle details and light, fluttery layers done in an original J.W. pattern of yore, or in baby blue or pink. It was a big collection of knits, some edged with thick fringes, and others with fat doughnut shapes at the wrist and edges. The designer clearly chose to have fun with clothes and undoubtedly charmed the whole collection.