Well, it’s finally happened. LFW has kicked off in haze of rainstorms, broken stilettos and multiple layers of fluffy jumpers complete with a totes trend-ez bobble hat, which still did not keep me warm. There’s no getting around it… IT WAS COLD!
Still, I was undeterred in my freezing state and plodded on with the greatest show on earth which is LFW. Forget NY and Milan and Paris to come, London is where it is AT this season and if you didn’t believe that before, you sure should now.
Just look at how cool Day 1 was! Mark Fast (check out our live review here) PPQ, Nasir Mazhar & Eudon Choi … I could go on, but you get the picture. HUGE day 1 to kick things off in style.
Here’s our round up of the best, complete with a list to shop the latest styles straight from the catwalk on the high street. Damn we’re good. 😉
Eudon Choi: Three words- tasselled ankle boots. OMG they were gorgeous and for me the highlight of the collection. Don’t get me wrong, the clothes were fab too- a strong swinging sixties vibe was the underlying theme in this much anticipated show.
Bora Aksu: Pastels just refuse to go away don’t they?! Although to be fair, Bora Aksu restricted their appearance to just a few pale pink hues, alongside a traditionally monochrome colour palette. Lovely Heidi hair braids and ankle socks were nice accompaniments to the relaxed sporty vibe seen throughout.
Christopher Raeburn: What London girl doesn’t love a good backpack? Exactly. This was a love letter to all us girls, real girls that is and what we like to wear. Fitted silhouettes with a touch of military cool, wearable coats (and an amazing poncho FYI) with polar fur hoods, tight knit beanies, knee high socks and chunky ankle boots… oh I want it all and I want it now!
Off Schedule Shout Out: Pam Hogg. Flamboyant, OTT and designed to cause a reaction. Sending your models down the catwalk with a plaque saying ‘This collection is not for sale’ is a great way to achieve that. Cool head gear too, Pam. Nicely done.