Overwhelmed by the sheer number of shows at London Fashion Week, there was danger of them merging into one mass of oversized tailoring and taffeta frills.
So instead of pretending I saw loads of clear trends I am instead going to focus on the shows and elements that I loved.
Here is a taster of the sheer range of differing (and slightly bizarre) shows…
(Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Ashish, Roksanda, Preen, Matty Bovan)
It would be rude not to start with Burberry- arguably the best British fashion house. The clear sports inspiration they started off with was automatically a winner in my book. The baggy sports looks were contrasted with lace which stopped the looks being too obvious and “done”. The short skirt hemlines and exposed bare legs again gave the looks a more feminine edge.
On the other end of the scale was Ports 1961 whose clean and simple pieces I found refreshing. The muted and pastel tones as well as the simple use of pattern and texture gave their collection a very sophisticated finish.
A Christopher Kane collection is always going to exude street cool and this collection didn’t disappoint. With chunky white trainers, puffer coats and a mix of metallics, lace and leather it was a collection that will have the Fashpack fighting over it.
Largely monochrome, David Koma created a collection with a sporty vibe mixed with feminine and classy pieces. The aesthetic however unfortunately got confused with the addition of odd butterfly motifs towards the end. But where it was good, it was “nailed it” good.
Always attracted by sportswear elements, this collection by Eudon Choi made me sit up straight. The addition of hoodies with smarter outerwear pieces was fashion that you could take straight from the catwalk to the street. Wearable but damn cool.
Other collections that got my attention included A.W.A.K.E (cracked vinyl, yes please!), Bora Aksu (dazzled by pastels, i’m like a moth to a washed out peachy flame) and Simone Rocha (the fairytale-meets-fashion of my dreams)
Did you have any favourites from London Fashion Week AW19? Let me know!
Next up: Milan Fashion Week.
Written by Jessica Brennan