Over the weekend, across the pond, a slew of shows hit the runway at London Fashion Week—including cult favorites like Acne, high street favorites like Topshop Unique, and heavyweights like Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Mulberry. On that note, it is time to take a look back at what has taken place so far. Read on!
Not unlike the Marc Jacobs fall show, the Acne fall show was inspired by a mash-up of references that resulted in a mish-mash of pieces—in the best possible way. For instance, a pair of shiny leather pants was coupled with an oversized top that would look right at home on a quarterback, a boxy white coat was teamed with a spotted maxi skirt, and an oversized burgundy suit jacket was paired with matching low-slung pants.
The Topshop Unique fall show had a utilitarian theme with a sexy twist—as evidenced in the opening look, which featured a long army officer’s coat over a cropped bra top and bulky black pants. For us here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, the collection instantly evoked thoughts of Gwen Stefani in the late 1990s/early 2000s—and that is never a bad thing—but it also felt very modern and totally wearable.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Leave it to Vivienne Westwood to show a wild and wonderful collection. One of the things we like most about Vivienne Westwood is that she always keeps us guessing, and that was evident in the opening looks—a model in a trench coat and headscarf opened the show, but lest you think that the show had an English countryside theme, a model wearing a stage-ready printed jumpsuit walked out, and the show was on!
For the last few seasons, Mulberry has amped up its ready-to-wear offerings, somewhat pushing its sought-after handbags into a second-place setting—but not this season! At the opening of the show, Mulberry announced that its latest handbag, the Del Rey, was named after pop star of the moment Lana Del Rey, so it was inevitable that the Del Rey would catch the eye. But the clothes also caught the eye—thanks to the shaggy Mongolian fur coats and playful color palette.