In what are probably the two most hectic months for fashion, fashion folk dashed across the globe to see what London had on offer in its turn during the Fashion Week. Take a look at ten of the most memorable moments on the English runways – they’re sure to sweep any fashion connoisseur off their feet!
1/12 Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was all about the sparkles – but not just good ol’ glitter in more than good measure, we’d like you to think glam-rock meets sci-fi. The collection featured sequinned dresses, lots of velvet, and gold and black lace-up boots that stood out in the accessories department.
2/12 Guess what, glam dolls? Face glitter is back! And quite unexpectedly, it’s classic British fashion house Burberry that’s made it sexy again. Glitter sparkled effortlessly on models' faces (under the eyes and over the cheekbones), balancing out an otherwise nude look.
Also, heads up: Burberry's collection is already out in stores to touch and feel and is also available online (while we see more labels following suit), which is pretty great in an Instagram-governed world where fashion tends to lose relevance in six long months, don’t you think?
3/12 Disco. Funk. Glamour. Ashish Gupta brought all of these back and how! Models in trenches and punchy Crayola coloured strappy gowns, heavily embellished with sequins and shimmer, strutted wearing matching oversized afro wigs and court heels. Think Daft Punk meets Andy Warhol – more than just a pretty sight.
4/12 Much missed fave girl Keira Knightley made a stunning comeback on the runway in true Hollywood style – in a shining black Erdem dress and black boots, in line with the collection. If there's one actress who knows how to pull off glam goth, it's this one.
5/12 Mulberry's usually commendable bag game (remember the famous binocular bag from many, many seasons ago?) faced some stiff competition from fun and fresh designs by Anya Hindmarch this time around (do we see the luxury leather stalwart slacking?). With the 90s Internet revolution playing muse to their carriers, we already have the super cute ones featuring Tetris and Pac-Man on our covet list. Make way, the newest, potentially 'it bags' are here!
6/12 As Vivienne Westwood sees it, metallic nail paint that goes right up your fingers is the only way to wear nail paint this season. Way to turn bizarre to classy!
7/12 Unsurprisingly, capes were another big hit at the London Fashion Week. The highlights: Alexander McQueen’s Gatsby-esque sheer one that dazzled with glitter and embroidery, the elegant, colour-blocked velvet cape at Roksanda, and Temperley's rather imposing floral embroidery that only furthered the fashion world’s current 70s spell.
8/12 While Katherine Moore made short orange bobs a craze at the New York Fashion Week, golden ‘it’ girl Alexa Chung made The Shag the hairspiration of the moment – girl's got her layers on!
9/12 It was all about contemporary cocktail dressing for J.W. Anderson this time, and the multitude of colours, frills, ruffles, asymmetric hemlines and layers are what we’re totally digging right now. Models in their slicked back hair balanced out the colours in the collection.
10/12 Paul Costelloe took warrior dressing to a whole new chic level, deriving a fair amount of inspiration from Mad Max. Thigh-high socks, waist-clinching corsets, leather gloves and ear-high collars – this collection came straight from the movies and we’re not complaining.
11/12 While glitter face is definitely back, having blood splattered across your eyes is equally acceptable, or well, at least according to AF Vandevorst. The Belgian couple was the one whose models walked down the runway in helmets last year. This time around, it was all about belt masks and blood splatter!
12/12 Plastic packets are the new head dresses, if Christopher Kane’s show was anything to go by! Besides the unconventional (and slightly un-eco friendly) accessory, oversized tan knit sweaters, coats in taupe leather, and fabrics like sheepskin, fur and feather featured in the collection – the perfect climax to the extravagant week that was.