The fashion world moves so fast it can be difficult to keep up, so you’ll be forgiven for needing an update on what’s been happening at the latest shows.
New York Fashion Week ended on a high with the Marc Jacobs’ finale show bringing down the final curtain. The most talked about model of the moment is Cindy Crawford‘s daughter Kaia Gerber, who made her runway debut in New York at Calvin Klein. Gerber has been a fresh face on the London Fashion Week circuit too, walking for Burberry yesterday.
The key trend takeaways so far have seen heritage outerwear unexpectedly layered with clashing prints (Spring 2018 is for trailblazing dressers), oversized earrings featured at Burberry/Marc Jacobs/Brandon Maxwell, and a varied palette of colors have spotlighted sorbet shades – as seen at Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors – in juxtaposition to lavish textures at Reem Acra and Ralph Lauren.
The FROW have seen the likes of Ralph & Russo, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha, Molly Goddard, Burberry, and Dubai-based designer Amira Haroon showing collections in the UK’s capital so far.
Get the essential download of what’s happening in London now, and if you’re feeling inspired to take sartorial cues from real-life, check out Vogue Arabia’s street style edit here.
Burberry Fall 2017
To mark Burberry’s Fall 2017 offering, Vogue Arabia has curated an edited selection of the freshly launched collection. With the house’s check making a bold return across baseball caps, trenches, and sheer raincoats, Burberry has opened its archive and reworked classics with a futureproof sensibility. Colors are clashed, edgy knitwear layered over lace dresses, and quintessentially British key pieces teamed with socks and high sandals. What’s more, there’s no waiting list here, so you can satisfy your appetite for the new-look Burberry fashions teased on Instagram. See the full show here.
J.W Anderson Spring 2018
For Spring 2018, the celebrated designer head of Loewe and his namesake label, JW Anderson, stripped back the aesthetic to earthy colors and comforting textures. Demonstrating a confidence in streamlining the collection to ribbed knits, layered leather dresses, and tunics in color blocks of muted hues, the LFW crowd witnessed a bold moment in the brand’s history. Instead of evolving a look from former collections, Anderson kick-started a new look for his loyal followers to contemplate.
Leather voluminous sleeves, eyelet holes dotted across necklines, and detailing to accentuate feminine silhouette were key features for the new collection. No doubt the ruched detailing and graphic use of carbon black will keep his core customer base clamouring to join the wait list. See the full show here.
Simone Rocha Spring 2018
The Edwardian-Victorian inspired layering, frou-frou dresses, doll-like beauty approach, and bias-cut, slim-line silhouette gowns punctuated the Spring 2018 collection that was “innocent, playful and naive,” according to Rocha. See the Vogue Arabia edit of the collection above featuring graphic red embroidery dance across ruffled paper white lace, and voluminous detailing. See the full show here.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2018
Delicate layering, asymmetric angles, and candy-whipped colors from baby blue to soft lavender dance across the spectrum at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Sheer dresses had an ethereal edge, while tops and pant combinations had reworked tailoring (wrapped waists, folded fastenings, and double-pleat details). A micro trend that is fast forming is the paper white and cherry red combination that may prove to be the high-fashion combo for next year – get on it now.
Meanwhile, the first throws of Spring at Ralph & Russo’s debut ready-to-wear Spring 2018 collection were all about metallics and bold pieces that work for 24-7 chic.
Ralph & Russo Spring 2018
A total of 45 looks filed out on the newly-listed Ralph & Russo ready-to-wear show in London – and not one disappointed the more than 400 people in attendance. Ranging from so-wearable rose-gold metallic trench coats to evening gowns decorated with Ostrich-feather garlands and ample crystal embellishments, this collection was for every woman who wants to command a room with her presence. A full breakdown of the core highlights from the Ralph and Russo Spring 2018 show can be seen here.
Street style from London Fashion Week
Versus Versace Spring 2018
Bucket hats, tight shirts, printed foulards, graphic T-shirt dresses, double denim numbers, and checker print galore made up Donatella Versace’s 1990’s-inspired Versus Versace Spring 2018 coed collection. The star-studded front row was occupied by familiar faces like Adwoa Aboah, Lottie Moss, and FKA Twigs. See the full show here.
Topshop Unique Spring 2018
Topshop Unique’s Spring 2018 collection was punctuated with party-ready pieces like silky hot pants, embellished pull-overs, ruffled slip dresses, and a parade of different denim looks ready to be incorporated into your wardrobe now. Also in the offering were shirts that customers can customize to their liking at the brand’s flagship store. See the full show here.
Christopher Kane Spring 2018
Lady-like elegance, daredevil thigh-high splits, frilly trimmings teasing down sleeves, and exaggerated collars and cuffs featured at the spotlight Christopher Kane show. The statement ruffles even migrated to the footwear, making for a firm fashion theme for Spring 2018 season. See the full show here.
Erdem Spring 2018
We imagine that Erdem Moralıoğlu’s Spring 2018 collection is what you would get if you crossed Britain’s Queen Elizabeth with Jazz singer Dorothy Dandridge. Inspired by the discovery of a 1958 photograph of the Queen and the Duke, the runway opened with a recording of the Queen, which quickly shifted to jazz-infused numbers. As for the clothing, model’s wore tweed suits, floral dresses, and long, elbow-skimming gloves. When models completed their final walk, they returned and posed in vignettes along the runway, which were styled like a 1920’s speakeasy. See the full show here.
Emporio Armani Spring 2018
For the first time in more than a decade, Giorgio Amani moved his Emporio Armani show from Milan to London on Monday night (Versus Versace and Tommy Hilfiger decamped to London too). With more than 100-looks, the colorful collection featured sheer dresses in shades of mint green, cornflower blue, pastel pink, and lavender. Nautical-inspired pieces include crab and shell-printed sweaters made to transport you to the sea. See the full show here.
Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2017
London’s Roundhouse played host to Rock Circus, Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid’s latest fashion extravaganza. Inspired by iconic hip hop, grunge, and rock bands, the collection featured a range of slip dresses, puffer coats, denim cut-offs, thigh-high socks, and cozy sweaters modeled by a cast of It models such as the Hadids (including Anwar), Joan Smalls, Moroccan model Nora Attal, and Hailey Baldwin. The runway collaboration was punctuated with outerwear and staples that’ll prove to be highly photogenic (expect to see some of these key pieces dotted across the coolest Instagram profiles from East to West). Studded denim coats, shearling jackets, and bombers are sure to be a major sell-out.