London, with its reputation for eccentric, avant-garde designs, once again put on plenty of great shows this fashion week. Featuring creative catwalk shows, a host of celebrities and the latest fashion trends, London Fashion Week was yet again filled with glamour, style and excitement.
Many times, spotting the celebrities sat at the front row of the fashion shows can be just as exciting as the shows themselves. The Burberry Prorsum show was packed with well-known models, including Kate Moss, Cara Delavingne and Naomi Campbell, who arrived so late that she had to squeeze past the audience halfway through the show to get to her seat. Cara Delavingne was also seen at the Topshop Unique show, along with Kendall Jenner, Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof. However, the celebrity sighting that left many feeling star-struck was at the Gareth Pugh show, where Lindsay Lohan was spotted in the front row.
Creative Catwalks and Presentations
The best shows to watch are always the ones that put on a great performance, making full use of their stage and audience. This season, Orla Kiely staged her collection at a pop-up library, complete with desks, books, reading lamps, and the best-dressed librarians that you will have ever seen. In addition to many other quirky collection presentations, there were also some creative catwalk shows, such as the way in which Henry Holland showcased the House of Holland collection. Rather than having his models walk the runway, Holland had a conveyor belt installed, which moved the models around, and provided an element of fun for the audience, who were quick to try out the moving runway for themselves once the show was over. For the Erdem show, the Old Selfridges Hotel was turned into a series of adjoining lounges, enhancing the 50s/60s vibe that was seen throughout the collection.
The Hottest Trends
London has always been a trendsetting city, and its latest fashion week brought with it a whole host of new trends for this fall and winter that you can use to get a head start with when it comes to shopping for the season. The 70s theme was seen across many runways, but it was the 60s looks that were seen at the Jonathan Saunders and Mary Katrantzou shows that really stood out. Designers were also making the most of fringing, using tassels on a variety of items, including jackets, blouses, kimonos, bags and boots. At the New York show, the color pink seemed to dominate many runways, and this trend continued on into the London shows. Pinks were present in every shade, nicely complementing the aubergine color that was also frequently used. There were also many prints used, clashing in terms of color, pattern and texture, but the more eye-straining they were, the better they seemed to look.
This season saw London Fashion Week bringing attention to some great styles, colors and trends, and these are all going to be setting the tone for the collections that are produced by other stores around the world. From star-studded front rows to quirky collection presentations, London Fashion Week holds its title as one of the most influential fashion weeks in the industry.