London Fashion Week Highlights

Twice a year, London’s grand Somerset House, welcomes fashion designers and their models dressed in the most outstanding outfits for one of London’s most crucial week. Even though London Fashion Week may look like a big glamorous party reserved for the elite only, this event is extremely important because it showcases the very best of British brands and businesses to international viewers. Even though fashion has been criticized for years for being superficial and frivolous, the fashion industry is a very important sector to the UK since it employs more than 800,000 people and generates £26bn each year. London Fashion week 2015, which ended Tuesday, celebrated its 61st anniversary with 250 designers showcasing their collections for autumn and winter 2015. Minimalism and limitation were clearly left out this year since textures, bold prints, eclectic color palettes and mix of textiles were present amongst every collection. Here are my 8 highlights of this year’s edition of London Fashion Week.

1. Lingerie brand Bluebella, which created the Official Fifty Shades of Grey collection, organized a fashion show in London Underground. The models strutted down Tottenham Court Road Station in raunchy bras and sexy stockings and suspenders .

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2. The return of Gareth Pugh in the UK after 7 years spent in Paris with his collection marking the 10th anniversary of his brand. As the light bathed the catwalk in a bloody red ambiance, the models appeared, dressed in black, with bold red crosses on their faces. The structured, traditional english silhouettes were clearly a reference to the previous Alexander McQueen Horn of Plenty show.

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3. Anya Hindmarch turned the catwalk into a highway with road workers supervising models carrying a clever line of handbags emblazoned with road signs. Her runway ending was the the key element of the show with an all-male chorus dressed in men-at-work uniforms.

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4. Burberry’s throwback to the 1970’s with suede fringed capes, quilting and patchworked boots. The show’s finale featured front row Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell all dancing and singing to Clare Maguire.

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5. Topshop’s A/W15 fashion show featured 70’s rustic look with wild flower prints mixed with modern silhouettes and a compulsive use of colourful faux fur.

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6.  Christopher Kane’s “sexual but not grotesque” “electric orgasm”AW15 collection was provocative and carnal. Kane’s oversized dresses and tops made of lusty velvet featured line drawings all over them creating limbs of body sensually intertwined.

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7. Sibling’s thick-knit socks paired with glitter-encrusted shoes were definitely a feminine and glamorous twist of the 90’s socks-sandals combination

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8. Simone Rocha’s pleasantly rebellious twist on traditional Brocade fabric mixed with oversized flirty dress and draped silhouettes. A modern interpretation of Middle Aged’s elegant classicism.

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24 responses to “London Fashion Week Highlights

  1. Thank you for your comment on my article on this fashion week! I very much like your article too, it includes the big names more where mine focussed on some less well-known brands. I missed out on the Bluebella collection, it’s wonderful to always keep learning new things! I’ll make sure to follow your blog and keep reading your posts. Lovely blog!

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    • You are very welcome, I really liked your article. It is indeed very interesting to see different perspectives on same events. I learned through the reading of your article as well, and I was quite happy! Thank you for your great comments. I would love to read your opinion on my upcoming posts. Ill make sure to check out what you’re doing as well. Xo

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    • Thank you Beckie! I really appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to come see my blog at any time. I love reading your comments. I’ll make sure to have a look at your recent post as well.

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