London is about experimenting. as a Global City with far flung reach, the fusion of ideas is a given. There is no one aesthetic to describe the scene, styles ranges from classic to apocalyptic.
This year the initiative is POSITIVE FASHION STRATERGY based on Sustainability, Equality and Diversity, Craftsmanship and Community.
On a strange note: I am not sure what is happening to London Fashion Week. The Guardian had an article regarding the British Fashion Council and designers asking for up to 5000 pounds from non fashion professionals for front row seats at runway shows, Along with this purchase, access to VIP rooms etc. Reading this made me wonder. Why would the BFC have this in place? I have no clue. As one of the “Big 4” fashion events, LFW attracts attention, the need for paying attendees feels like desperation, an auction of the family jewels. I know of no other fashion week doing this.
Roland Mounter fused sheer, loose, and shine into a collection of femininity. I liked certain looks (44, while other looks confused me, looking half ideas, 24.
Victoria Beckham celebrated 10 years in fashion by having her first show in London. She has admitted not drawing or cutting or doing any of the classic fashion designer jobs. Beckham is a brand megapower. The anniversary collection lacked spectacle for wearability with accessible materials.
Erdem stayed close and long to the body with a wide array of prints, designs inspired by the past vision of the Perfect Woman. The large vintage belle époque hats topped off a few looks. Did I like it? Some looks, “Yes!” My recommendations are 16, 29, and 31.
Peter Pilotto. I can start off by saying I really liked the collection. The metallic colors, the do as you want 70’S looks are all about night time fun, like looks #20, #37.
Roskanda is about oversize, color, and belted looks with prints, I especially liked 27 and 44.
Mary Katrantzou proves colors, shapes and objects can be vibrant, stylish, and eye catching. Loving it! 4, 11, 31 are my favorites.
Simone Rocha and all those veils inspired by Asia. Stark reds, accents were at the center of a collection that took a cue from China for shapes and lengths.
Rejina Pyo had a breezy show of colors for a beach holiday, gingham dress and mules that were mostly daywear looks. Not sophisticated but light, but that is a good thing.