As the month of fashion continues to work its way around the globe, bringing with it new trends, adorable styles and some totally unwearable looks, Veruca Salt shares the highlights from AW’s biggest fashion event, LFW.
What a few days of fashion it was, with Pam Hogg kicking off in full 80’s fabulousness – full of colour, ruffles, pom-poms and a lot of nipples. The colourful cat suits were irresistible and perhaps just wearable, the headpieces not so much.
In stark contrast, Daks offered classic (and conservative) styling with silks and luxury cuts. We loved the culottes and fine tailored suits – both certainly worthy of a luxury yacht.
Saturday proved to be totally star-studded, as Burberry caused pandemonium with the arrival of Mino and Hoony – the too-hot-to-handle duo from Winner, and Kris Wu (who can be seen arriving at LHR with a 2017 bag from the brand). Their SS18 presentation was full of colour with plenty of bright red plaid, (well plaid everywhere as you might expect, but the red was showstopping) mint green and hugely oversized bags. We also loved the brands knitwear, with the oversized cardigans put straight onto our must-have list (as seen here on Gaia Gerber).
JW Anderson presented great structuring (we loved their basques/ bodies) and a brilliant use of texture, whilst Simone Rocha went big and bold with these monochrome styles stealing the show.
House of Holland played chic with prints, is that some Missoni inspiration we see in those designs?!
The beautiful Olivia Palermo raised our spirits on Sunday when she was spotted donning the very latest Preen x LK Bennet collaboration. The brands SS18 collection was simply whimsical too, with soft shades, sheer fabrics and oh so many thrills (love).
In contrast, Maison Margiela went edgy and ever-so cool with plenty of white and denim, asymmetric cuts and oversizing.
Monday was jam packed, with Erdem clearly getting the memo that fringing was in – the showstopper featured red and silver metallics like never seen before. Grandeur, the entire collection looked like it had come straight from the set of a royal period drama, thanks to the rich fabrics and mainly floral prints. Oh so pretty.
Pringle of Scotland stuck to their elegant knits, this time super fine and sheer to reveal just enough skin. We loved the navy number. Christopher Kane kept it big and bold, as one would expect. Whilst the footwear left a bad taste in the mouth – crocs no matter how designer are just not our thing, the fringing and detailing on each look left us craving more. We couldn’t get enough of the canary yellow look with its unique fringe. And bold and bright red coat – we want it now!