Crocs, possibly the most controversial shoes ever, have gotten a stylish upgrade — so much so that you can buy them for almost $400. In September, Scottish fashion designer Christopher Kane collaborated with the brand, adorning the former boat shoes with colorful, sparkly gemstones. During his spring 2017 collection, which debuted during London Fashion Week, models walked the runway in the bejeweled and fur-lined upgrades — and did we mention they’re now on sale for $375 a pair?
The next time you have a hot makeout session, there may be no reason to touch up the telltale signs of smeared lipstick. Smudged, just-kissed lips are in — we’re talking lips that look like you were just making out with Ryan Gosling on a porch while it’s pouring rain outside.
London Fashion Week packed in more sequin, tulle, age diversity and youth culture in four days than any Broadway show on a Saturday night! There was a lot more than just fashion going on with PETA demonstrating outside the London Fashion Week headquarters, more talks of Brexit and American politics, and everyone from Katy Perry to Vanessa Redgrave (!) sitting pretty in the front row. Here’s a look at the trends that came out at LFW2017.
Kate has quickly risen to become a British style icon, favouring flattering designs from the likes of Erdem and Preen. This isn’t a usual for the royal family. Cast your mind back to the 1940s and the days of Christian Dior’s cosy relationship with the British monarchy. The Parisian designer’s New Look and theatrical shows were so well-loved by the Queen that she arranged a private appointment for several members of the royal family at The Savoy.
When Kendall Jenner landed in the capital on Saturday, the entire fashion industry got excited. After all, the American model’s arrival could well mean a FROW appearance at a London Fashion Week show – or a quick spot of catwalk modelling. Last night, Kendall made an appearance at *the* London Fashion Week bash of the season – a post-show get together hosted by Burberry in collaboration with LOVE magazine.
Ashish stayed well away from his Indian heritage this season, instead treading the path of many other designers by speaking out against Donald Trump. In the face of minority groups being targeted by the new President, Ashish sent out an inclusive collection full of American uniforms and positive slogans. Models walked through a broken heart, signalling the start of what would become one of London Fashion Week’s most political shows.
73-year-old Italian icon Benedetta Barzini walked along with 70-year-old British face Jan de Villeneuve. Both worked alongside renowned photographers such as Irving Penn and David Bailey to capture the beauty of the 1960s. Other older faces appeared including 80s star Marie Sophie Wilson and industry stalwart Cecilia Chancellor.
London Fashion Week is upon us, and while the next few days are jam-packed with shows and presentations, here are the three most important designers to watch. This Central Saint Martins graduate created her debut collection for a mere $1,000 and cast friends and other real women from the street in her fashion show. Goddard’s fall/winter 2017 show on Saturday had a dinner party set to highlight her festive designs: bright colors, volume, smocks, yards and yards of tulle.
One of the brightest stars in British fashion, designer Simone Rocha showed her collection at Lancaster House today, in a grand manse right behind Clarence House (where Prince Charles lives). Rocha, who is known for her moody, romantic clothes and (smart-looking celebrity clientele like Diane Kruger and Kiera Knightly) showed a stunning collection.
It's London Fashion Week, so we're celebrating all things Britain. Here, mags like Tatler, Grazia, ES, and others that are peculiarly British guilty pleasures.
See our favorites and many others, from baroque-style platform heels to cherry-and-checkered cowboy boots to heels detailed with colorful foam (yes, really).
A Cree designer from Alexander’s First Nation will present 10 new outfits at London Fashion Week on Feb. 19. The young trendsetter already showcases her designs across the Canadian Prairies, but now Tishynah Buffalo, 26, will take the world stage during a Heartland Modeling Agency fashion show.
Isabella Springmuhl, 19, of Guatemala, was the first designer with Down syndrome ever to show her work at London Fashion Week, according to the BBC, which recently included her on its list of 100 inspirational women.
From Renaissance-inspired collars to motifs borrowed from Chinese contemporary artists, here are the most standout looks of London Fashion Week.
Burberry is London Fashion Week, no other show that happened this week can rival the epic extravaganza we just came from. Editors, celebrities and guests of the house were treated to a live 21-piece orchestra (apparently the music performed was call ‘Reliquary,’ a score written exclusively for the show by British composer Ilan Eshkeri and of course, can be purchased thought iTunes) as we entered the venue. Once inside, there were dedicated areas where Burberry experts and artisans were demonstrating their skills and techniques from hand made tassels that went on the boots, patchwork being sewed by hand, yarns being woven to make the thick laces and even a clay model working on sculptures.
This season’s Burberry show was always going to be something special. Plus, with stars such as Samantha Cameron, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne in the front row, it was guaranteed to hit headlines. The fashion-forward trio weren’t the only big names to stop by Burberry’s new season shake-up show.
This fashion season, we’ve seen some curious matchups. Now in London, designer Christopher Kane is hoping to infuse one of fashion’s most hated shoe styles, Crocs, with a bit of fashion cred.
London Fashion Week never draws in quite as many celebrities as New York Fashion Week. The Italian brand, which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, has shown in Paris for the last few seasons, but Donatella made the decision to bring her SS17 show to London - much to our delight. The show played out without the leadership of Anthony Vaccerllo, following his appointment as Hedi Slimane’s successor at Saint Laurent.
Marking the end of London Fashion Week, a star-studded crowd gathered at London’s Tate Britain to celebrate the annual Elle Style Awards. From top model Karlie Kloss—who followed in her BFF Taylor Swift’s footsteps and won the 2016 award for Inspiring Woman of the Year—and American songstress Lana Del Rey, to teenagers like Lucky Blue Smith and Lottie Moss, the fashion was extraordinary. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
And that’s a wrap! The final look of London fashion week has vanished from the catwalk — but thankfully for us, the fun has only just begun. It’s time to take a look back at the past five days of shows, presentations, and one offs from the best collections London had to offer. But where to begin?
The old British brand can be divided into BKM and AKM—Before Kate Moss and After Kate Moss. BKM, its rubber boots were stashed in mud rooms, worn by farmers, gardeners, old British fisherman, etc. But in 2005, Kate Moss wore a hunter green (hah!) pair to the Glastonbury music festival.
While editors attending New York Fashion Week were prone to baring skin, the fashion flock in London was all about layering and denim ensembles. From overalls and classic white sneakers, to more sartorially advanced looks like head-to-toe fringe and skirts worn over dresses, here are the most colorful ensembles from the British fashion capital. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.