We’ve already seen the fash pack descend on the streets of Manhattan for New York Fashion Week to see which trends would be sticking around in SS16, which would be sidelined and which new fashions would be making their ways to shops and wardrobes all over the world. With all eyes of the fashion world now focused on London, let’s take a look at what catwalk looks and designers will be big for SS16.
Time had arrived for a British day out, with Manhattan emptied out, the fashion elite were changing cities and heading to London. London Fashion Week took place from 18th – 22nd September and was as ever, an opportunity to see what new and exciting designs London’s fashion favourites had created for their shows. The trends and collections weren’t the only thing that was new this LFW, the show centre had relocated from Somerset House to Soho’s Brewer Street car park.
The London show’s FROW’s (front rows) were packed full of the likes of of Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Harry Styles. Whilst, supermodels Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner took to the catwalks to showcase London’s biggest trends from some of the world’s biggest designers.
Best of British
We take a look at some of our favourite shows and designers from the full LFW show schedule, to see who was doing it best and what trends we will be channeling into our SS16 wardrobes.
Arguably one of the most highly anticipated shows each season is the Burberry show designed by Christopher Bailey. And yet again, it was one of the best moments of LFW. The show included a 32-piece orchestra and a front row consisting of Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. The collection itself had a strong focus on detailing – gold military details, gold trim and embroidery. As is expected by now from Christopher Bailey, there was a continuing strong relationship with heritage materials and British manufacturing. Bailey also placed a strong emphasis on creating pieces that can be taken through and transcend different seasons, meaning a lot of black and heavy outerwear was showcased. Bailey’s staple fashion pieces for SS16 were the pretty summer lace dresses and backpacks.
Christopher Kane’s collection was showcased in Fenchurch Street, in the midst of a giant neon-mirrored set. The theme was ‘crash and repair’ and the Scottish designer didn’t disappoint. Kane’s biggest show trends included neon in the form of lace and shift dresses. Perspex panels and tassels embellished many of the dresses and pieces which headed down the catwalk. Sheer paneling also made an appearance on the catwalk in the form of organza dresses with perfectly placed embroidery to conceal all modesty.
Finally, the Topshop Unique show took place at the The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on day three of Fashion Week. Topshop Unique is always interesting as it shows how some of the bigger designer trends will infiltrate the high street ready for eager customers to buy. The show’s prominent looks included polka dots, nude materials, pale hues and garden party floral prints.