Phew! We don’t know about you, but our heads are spinning. After hundreds of shows, countless trends, many new faces and more parties than anyone can feasibly attend in five days, London Fashion Week SS15 has come to another dizzying close. And boy were there some highlights! If you’re in the mood for the 411 on the moments that made the week for us, look no further. Here are the hottest things to come out of London this season.
First up, it wouldn’t be the capital without a serious injection of statement style. And if there was one thing that jumped out at us, it was the new ‘It’ shape in jackets, aka the boxy cropped denim. Spotted on the catwalks of Christopher Bailey’s Burberry, and modelled with aplomb by Jourdan Dunn and the rest of the model army, the denim offering came purple or shearling-edged and is set to be a spring must-have. Expect an imminent high-street onslaught and snap one up yourself on the cheap now. You’ve been warned.
Secondly, in among all the high-fash catwalk shows was a slew of high-street catwalks to get excited about (including Whistles and Topshop). Top of our list, though, was the Evans Design Collective, their first plus-size catwalk and a collection debuted in front of a mega FROW including Brix Smith Start, Tamzin Outhwaite and Sir Philip Green. With designs from Giles and Clements Ribeiro featuring, we can’t wait to shop the range when it lands next season.
Having said all that, we wouldn’t have got to any of the shows without our trusty Look Hyundai i10 City cars. Saving our feet from blisters, the weather and worse, we were thankful to be ferried around the capital in style, never arriving a moment late (this came in particularly handy when the Burberry show actually started on time!).
And lastly, we couldn’t let you go without mentioning LFW’s hottest buy. Spotted on every stylista in town was the furry clutch we’ve fallen in love with: Topshop’s faux-fur roll bag. Invest in one now for a purse-friendly £28 and let the London Fashion Week dream live on in style. See you in Milan!
By Sophie Haslett