LFW Day 5: Catwalk Round Up

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Well that’s it for another season, LFW is officially over, but before the spotlight shifts to Milan, let’s take a sneaky peek at the highlights from the fifth and final day.

After the power players (Burberry, Christopher Kane) stomped all over ‘Mad Monday’, this was most definitely ‘Terrific Tuesday’ (see what I did there?!).

Fashion East, Meadham Kirchhoff, Simone Rocha and Anya Hindmarch to name just a few that closed LFW for another season to much aclaim.

Here’s my view on the top shows of the day…

Giles: Cara has been pretty selective this fashion week, walking in only a handful of shows, which included this one. Surprisingly though, she wasn’t the name on everyone’s lips today; rumoured Harry Styles’ squeeze, Kendall Jenner was the one who took centre stage. Looking gorgeous in a monochrome asymmetric dress, complete with poker straight punk locks and topped off with electric blue eye make-up, she looked every inch the celeb model. Other highlights included the cute buckled shoes and loafers each model sported, giving the runway a low key, approachable feel. Or maybe Giles just saw the Sibling models going flying earlier this week and decided to play it safe in flats?!

Tom Ford: Sequins baby! Oh Tom Ford, you clever boy you. Wearable, sexy clothes and peppered with just a hint of irony (the ‘soccer’ style dresses emblazoned with ‘molly’ making a playful reference to Beyonce’s dig @ Miley via Instagram recently- “I don’t pop Molly I rock Tom Ford” for example). I’ll tell you something though, slogans are going nowhere. If HOH and Tom Ford are championing them for next season and that is good enough for me 😉

Simone Rocha: Snakeskin will be a big print for AW14 if Simone Rocha has anything to say about it. In fact, prints in general had a bit of a WOW moment on the catwalk today- velvet, tartan, fur, sequins, beadings; you name it, this show had it, although it was fair to say snakeskin was the print du jour. Will we all be tempted to wear top to toe reptile come autumn? Well if anyone could convince me, the smart money’s on Simone.

Fashion East: Always a crowd pleaser on the final day of LFW, this season it was all about Fashion East’s designers, Ashley Williams, Helen Lawrence and Louise Alsop. Cowboy boots, mohair, dungarees and denim were the big winners of the afternoon, whilst sports luxe made an appearance once again, proving this is a trend which is due to carry on from this season to next in style.

 





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