Phew – what a week! London Fashion Week is officially over, but before we move on to Milan, it’s time to take a look back at the past few days – and boy were they a blast.
The week couldn’t have got off to a better start – from the get go we were whisked from show to show in our seriously plush Hyundai Genesis car which saved us from many a high heel blister and public transport meltdown. However, even with a killer set of wheels and brilliant driver in tow, nothing could prepare us for the whirlwind that was going to be the days that followed.
From hanging with celebs to tracking down the hottest trends and high street FROW hits, it was non-stop, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s been hard to whittle down, but here are the things we loved most at London Fashion Week. All we can say now is, roll on September!
1. Alexander McQueen Returns To London
After more than a decade of showing at Paris Fashion Week, Alexander McQueen came home to London to show its AW16 collection, and emotions were running high.
2. Ashish’s Technicolour ‘Fros
It’s always one of the most daring shows of LFW but, for AW16, Ashish outdid itself with a bevy of beauties dressed in every colour of the rainbow with matching afros to boot. Brilliant.
3. Smokey Lips Became A Thing
That’s right – smudged, undone lips were the order of the day at Pringle and J JS Lee alike. Instead of perfectly formed pouts, make-up artists were instructed to blur the edges of the lipstick to create a gorgeously low-maintenance vibe.
4. The All-New Runway Superstars
Cara, Karlie and Jourdan can be hard acts to follow, but this season was all about the new faces dominating the catwalks. Clocking up the most mileage were Dilone and Karly Loyce, who strutted their stuff for even the most high-profile of shows. Girls done good, huh?
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5. Burberry’s ‘See Now, Buy Now’ Catwalk
Not many would dare mess with the Fashion Week regime but then again, not every label has visionary Christopher Bailey at the helm. In a move that’s shaken the entire industry, Burberry announced that it would be making its AW16 collection shoppable immediately after Monday’s catwalk ended, dashing the usual six month-wait. Opened by seasoned Burberry model Edie Campbell, the show made sure, as always, that LFW went out with a bang…