This London Fashion Week’s shows were turning heads for all the right reasons. As the collections continue to present themselves in other cities, and London’s week comes to an end, here’s our initial round up of what you’ll need to know for next summer.
As long as you haven’t been living under a rock miraculously avoiding Social Media for the past two months, you would know that this year marks Victoria Beckham’s 10th birthday of her brand. It seems crazy to think that it was 10 years ago she stood up in front of NYFW to talk them through her very first collection - and what a difference a decade makes. With sleek and elegance at the forefront of her collection, Victoria Beckham mixes ordinarily androgynous shapes with feminine materials like lace and trousers split at the ankles to give a “legs for days” appearance. She is, as always, adamant to show her luxurious range in a luxurious environment and is admiringly calm throughout her show. 10 years down the line, it’s safe to say this designer knows what she’s doing.
Reminiscent of a garden bursting with spring blooms, designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos were in full-on retro glamour mode this LFW when presenting their collection at the eccentrically decorated Polynesian restaurant, Trader’s Vic. The collection’s botanical cameos, silky floral drapery, and flattering silhouettes were made up from a palette of rainbow hues. One of our favourites included the exquisitely feminine floral rose and blue trouser suit - a note to remember for next season!
An abundance of lace, ruched and ruffled satin and the delightful clash of ditsy floral prints - it must be Preen. Partners in life and in work, duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi continued to explore female empowerment as well as following a desire to make a collection that spoke to “the spirit of a Nomadic lifestyle, the desire to escape the normal, how we are all searching for our place in the world and trying to fit in or stand out”. A catalogue of books the duo looked to for inspiration filled the room and their models were feminine with a badass edge - just the way we like it!
Every “It” girl on Instagram wants to be wearing something by Rixo, and their SS19 collection is set to be the most instagrammable and lust-worthy collection of them all. For their first presentation, the leading ladies Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey set their stage up as a fruit and veg market, from which you can buy the produce and the remaining food was donated to a homeless shelter at the end of the evening. The girls also debuted their accessories collection, featuring cute mini bags and vintage-inspired jewellery along with their staple retro-inspired printed dresses and animal printed blouses. We are all set to be blown away again come next spring when this collection drops.