Ask A Londoner: The Very Best Collections At London Fashion Week
And just like that, London Fashion Week comes to an end. We roped in our resident London girl Shloka Narang (@thesilksneaker) to gives us the low-down.| February 21, 2018
And that’s a wrap on London Fashion Week! Though shorter than the other three, this season still saw numerous triumphs in the English city, the greatest being Christopher Bailey’s swan song at Burberry. Who better to talk about the wins at London Fashion Week than our London correspondent Shloka (@thesilksneaker)? Take it away, girl! Don’t forget to check out more of Shloka at her website, The Silk Sneaker!
For some, London Fashion Week didn’t excite as much as the other glittering fashion capitals of the world. This season, however, each collection had something new and exciting to offer; something unmissable. Although currently showcasing the Fall/Winter ’18 collections, it seemed that the London crew were longing for bright British sunshine with bold bright colours and dreamy pastels flooding the runway – and such a breath of fresh air it was!
At Simone Rocha, we saw her signature of feminine tulle and opulent ruffles. Bows lined the sleeves of grey blazers and pantsuits and splashes of red, this time through striking tartan, brought her silhouettes to life in a collection that can only be described as grand. JW Anderson gave us something quite different, but equally pleasing with his elevated everyday basics and wearable utility pieces. There’s no denying his handkerchief skirts paired with bright, patterned blouses, are sure to be a favourite. The whole collection, although straightforward, teased at a certain playfulness through details.
There was no shortage of the bold and the beautiful this season either. Preen By Thornton Bregazzi ruled the runway with their scuba-inspired colours, parka accents and fishnet details, masterfully woven together in a way that still carried that Preen stamp of femininity. Delpozo offered up the most beautiful pastel suits while playing with asymmetry and ruffles. There was no missing their striking 3D leather belts, resembling flowers in bloom nor could you ignore their bright colour combinations of red and pink – a wildly popular colour combo of the moment – and pink and yellow. At Rejina Pyo, we saw a dose of classics with leather trousers and unmissable pinks. There is no denying that pink is still a dominant colour across the board, seen in top-to-toe ensembles and patterns through the collections.
Last but by far not least, Burberry presented one of its most notable collections to date while saying goodbye to creative director Christopher Bailey. The brand revisited its classic check print, but with a rainbow update, a nod to the LGBTQ community. Rainbows were everywhere: on bags, hats and everything in between. There were plush oversized hoodies emblazoned with a rainbow “Burberry” across them – guaranteed to fly off the racks – with tulle and chunky knits as co-stars, and of course, a grand finale with Cara Delevingne. An emotional and striking farewell for Bailey.
Each collection seemed to take our favourite everyday basics and elevate them. The wearable and functional each received a playful, feminine, yet bold touch. If that isn’t making your wardrobe more fun, then I don’t know what is. All in all, there was something for everyone in each collection. It’s safe to say that this London Fashion Week was nothing short of refreshing.
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