In the blink of an eye, London Fashion Week has come and gone and the fashion pack has moved on to Milan. Although London Fashion Week is one of the shorter fashion events of the season, you can be sure that there is plenty to discuss—from the collections to the backstage beauty looks, from the parties to the presentations. On that note, click inside to read our runway report on the best and worst of London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week officially kicked off on Friday. By Sunday, plenty of well-known labels had shown collections—including Sass & Bide (far right), Felder Felder, Charles Anastase, House of Holland, Clements Ribeiro, Jonathan Saunders, Mulberry, Acne, Topshop Unique (second from right), Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood Red Label (far left), and Temperley London. The highlights? Vivienne Westwood took inspiration from the eclectic group of people one will find at London’s Portobello Market on a Saturday and created a collection that was colorful and full of the rebellious spirit that Westwood is known for.
The final two days of London Fashion Week saw another set of big-name shows—including Pringle of Scotland, Christopher Kane, Burberry Prorsum (second from left), Aquascutum, Giles, and Meadham Kirchhoff, to name just a few. One of our favorites? Burberry Prorsum. Inspired by iconic model Jean Shrimpton, the collection was filled with duffle coats, platform heels, satchel bags, Dalmatian-print hats, and fur embellishments, plenty of which we’re sure were snapped up in the minutes after the show. (Burberry allowed fans to pre-purchase the collection instantly.)
In terms of celebrities, plenty of young Hollywood stars made the journey across the Atlantic to sit front row—actresses Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth were both spotted at Burberry, fellow actress Kirsten Dunst was spotted at Mulberry, while reality star Olivia Palermo was seen at Matthew Williamson.
As for the topics that had people talking, are you surprised to hear that the number one story is about Tom Ford? Not so much. Ford once again held a top secret presentation for a select few who were required to sign non-disclosure agreements upon entry. In other words: the biggest story was basically a non-story!
On that note, it is time to bid adieu to London and say hello to the stylish streets of Milano.