London Fashion Week has come to a close with the Brits showing their distinct eye for bold, fun fashion. With adjectives like transparent, candy wrapper, western, and metallic being thrown around, there were loads of new and old ideas strutting down the runways. After wading through the seemingly never-ending wave of visual stimuli (Milan Fashion Week does start today, afterall), we came to a consensus on our favorite London shows this week.
All images via The Cut.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW - Sunday
Vivienne Westwood’s spring collection was decidedly cheeky and a little bizarre. Lady-like silhouettes with a clear nod to the 1950s were paired with styling that can only be described as Van Gogh-esque. Models sported primary color faces and pastel hair that nearly stole the show. However, the main piece that we found ourselves obsessing over were the strappy booties that pretended to be pumps with socks.
Acne RTW - Sunday
Acne designer Jonny Johansson had viewers confused in the best possible way. His spring collection featured a tough girl vibe infused with a western theme. Show-goers saw bold color-blocking and straight jacket-like straps with long linen skirts and cowboy hats. The show stopper was an urban-romantic floor sweeping gown that included a t-shirt top and the collection’s recurring bondage-y buckles. It was in this dress that the sought after fusion of clashing influences was truly achieved.
Burberry Prorsum RTW - Monday
On Monday, Burberry Prorsum introduced us to the polite warrior woman. Trenches and dresses with prim collars and strong shoulders marched down the runway in bright whites, jellybean colors, and shiny metallics. Designer Christopher Bailey said in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily backstage that his goal with the collection was to “make people smile”. After seeing outfits comprised of metalized fabric reminiscent of Christmas wrapping paper and colorful transparent bags, we can only say, “Mission accomplished, sir.”
Which LFW show has you standing and applauding?