London is renowned for its young edgy designers and initiative for change in the fashion world, and it seems London did not disappoint this year.
McQueen’s return to London:
One of the major highlights of LFW was McQueen’s return to city after fifteen years. The creative director, Sarah Burton, created a collection inspired by butterflies that fluttered down the catwalk with wings draped in fur, silk and leather. The collection drifted between dream and reality, oozing sex appeal and femininity through tailored suits and floating gowns.
The autumn/winter collection oozes femininity yet plays with masculinity with a combination of dreamy blush ruffles and black tailored coats. Through McQueen, Burton crafted a show that balanced mannish masculine suits with floating feminine gowns. But of course, it would not be McQueen without sheer lace, corsets and leather.
Burberry’s trademark coats:
Designer Christopher Bailey reimagined the brand’s trademark trench-style coat for the autumn/winter collection. He played down the military tones and incorporated sparkly, metallic vibes that are anything but traditional.
Burberry displayed snakeskin and sequinned designs that shimmered down the catwalk. However, Burberry have not completely disbanded regimental vibes as they incorporate military blues, red lining and structured coats. Nonetheless, Burberry achieve an overall feminine look through the mixed motifs, a military-style coat draping a beautifully sequined dress.
Bailey stated backstage, “The collection was really a patchwork of everything that I love from music to the Mitford sisters, different period of history, a little bit of glam rock in there.”
Not to mention, the star-studded line up on the front row for the show, including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Alexa Chung.
Julien Macdonald’s Collection:
Julien Macdonald’s autumn/winter collection presented a lavish, theatrical arrangement of glittering gowns, sequin embellishment and metallic vibes. The location matched the spectacular collection; a nineteenth century gothic church, providing the perfect background to Macdonald’s glamour.
Furthermore, Macdonald displayed his first ever childrenswear collection which is guaranteed to be a hit with his famous clientele such as Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum. The childrenswear collection was revealed during the finale of Macdonald’s show with a swan princess inspired gown accompanied by a page boy and flower girl with equally mesmerising attire.