As much as I’ve enjoyed NYFW, the scene in London is also very exciting and interesting. These are a few of my favourite shows this year:
Ralph & Russo:
I love me some metallic pieces, combine them with a structured piece and I’m sold. The futuristic yet feminine and strong feel of this collection was amazing. I loved how the statement earring, or in this case ear cuff, was featured with some looks all whilst keeping the designers’ unique and sophisticated touch.
The breezy fabrics with underwear to match were dreamy, whilst the separate metallic pieces such as the blazers and trousers made for the perfect versatile numbers one could invest in. The shoes and bags were gorgeous as were those night gowns that added the glitz to the entire collection.
House of Holland:
The funky and flashy colours were delightful. The wavy patterns giving off a piratey vibe were very creative and unique.
I particularly loved the accessories, from fanny packs matching some tops, all the way to those amazing sunglasses. HoH shows are always bound to be full of colours and motives that will uplift your mood no matter what.
One of the, if not the most, anticipated shows of the season. Christopher Bailey always finds a way to make his collections modern. This time, he chose a punk yet classy route, from the catchy music and clourful graffiti drawings on the back of the iconic Burberry trench coats.
I loved the statement earring trend that was still going strong, the socks and heels combo that I’m yet to try, and the beautiful baseball caps and massive tote bags with the traditional Burberry check, a touch also appeared on turned cuffs of long coats.
Practical see-through plastic ponchos were featured, as well as gorgeous fuzzy shearling coats that I would want to bury myself in during winter.
This collection was looking quite laid-back compared to Roland’s usual collections. The occasional pop of colour, whether it was with the shoes or any other pieces, gave the looks a modern touch. I loved how the pieces also looked timeless as you could style them with something else and creative a completely different look.
The collection consisted of very light, feminine fabrics, with shimmer and metallic accents added here and there. Needless to say I liked the headpieces, especially when paired with cat-eye shaped sunglasses giving off a fifties vibe.
The ankle length of the dresses was very practical, and those sandals definitely made it a comfortable look. I fell in love with the striped green ensemble with that pop of orangy-red lip!
Inspired by party girls’ looks in the nineties, from the metallic pieces such as low-waist trousers and minis to the snake-skin prints and fishnet ankle socks. A modern touch was added however with athleisure. Silk hotpants and a top to match were a favourite, especially ones with pearls and embellishments added for more glam and to make it less sporty but more wearable. Although, let’s be honest, athleisure nowadays is wearable as it is really.
There was a retro eighties feel to the show, with the patterns and colours used. The focus was on athleisure, with a big variety of styles and cuts. However, chinos and blazers were also featured paired with both heels and flats.
I loved the cool style of the athleisure, but also, again, the socks and heels combo most designers seemed to be going for this season.
Having the Queen as an influence for a collection is destined to make it a stunning and elegant one. Well, Erdem did just that.
The chic and elegant pieces with rich fabrics and pearls, inspired by the thirties and forties but had a modern twist were brilliant. I loved the metallic sheen some dresses had, the high-heeled sandals with those feminine socks, and the structured shoulders as well as beautiful statement earrings. Everything was divine.
The entire demure yet elegant looks made for a memorable collection.
Anyone looking for several versions of the “naked-dress” seen on most socialites and celebrities, this is the place to be. From extreme cutouts, sequins, metallic and glitter, it was like stepping into Kardashian/Jenner’s wardrobe.
The pieces were beautiful yet felt too plain for the brilliant designer that is Julien Macdonald.
Gigi’s collection for Tommy Hilfiger closed LFW with a bang. The rock vibes this was inspired by, all whilst bringing back nineties fashion was genius.
I loved the mixture of athleisure and casual wear or even rock inspired pieces, such as the look with the leggings and striped fingerless gloves. Plaid was also featured heavily adding to that Rock theme. Every single piece was beautifully made and styled brilliantly.
Those high-heeled boots and cosy jumpers are bound to be sold-out within minutes.