London Fashion Week Round-Up
After Marc Jacobs rounded up New York Fashion Week with an astounding collection, show goers were eager to see what London would bring to the table. Fortunately, London did not disappoint. Friday started off bright and early as Ryan Lo invited many to brunch in style at Sketch, models lounged alongside mannequins in fantasy pink dresses and romantic frocks, befitting for one of the city's most Instagrammable venue.
The overarching theme seen across the city was Victoriana, think feminine with a touch of gothic air. Despite having similar touchstones throughout the collections, each brand played to their own strength. It brought back the original aspects of what fashion was founded on - arts, craftsmanship and innovation. Matty Bovan's balloon hats complemented Richard Quinn's kaleidoscope of print, while Roberta Einer and MM6 made bold and strong statements with their presentations - models breaking plates and an aluminum foil wrapped showspace.
Christopher Kane as always didn't shy away from provocative silhouettes and his barely there beaded sex-inspired show was daring yet wearable. Erdem and SImone Rocha kept to their signature feminine foundations, the latter adding a punk twist offset with bow appliqués. And the must have item that everyone has been fawning over, JW Anderson's Disc Bag with lace-up sides. LFW was a breath of fresh air.