Top 5 highlights from London Fashion Week
Christopher Bailey bids adieu to Burberry
Though New York Fashion Week had many major moments like Calvin Klein’s popcorn-laden runway and Ashley Graham opening the show for Christian Siriano, nothing can surpass Queen Elizabeth II attending London Fashion Week. Meanwhile, Christopher Bailey staged his last show at Burberry that saw every colour in the rainbow.
Before we get inundated with Milan’s mesmerising collections, catch up on everything you missed from London Fashion Week:
1. The Queen pays a surprise visit
Her Majesty The Queen sits front row alongside Anna Wintour and BFC CEO @97crush at BFC NEWGEN recipient @richardquinn1’s #LFW catwalk show. The Queen presented for the first time, The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Richard Quinn. See highlights from The Queen’s visit to the BFC Designer Showrooms and Show Space. @theroyalfamily
The 91-year-old monarch sat FROW at Richard Quinn’s show on the last day of London Fashion Week. She awarded the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to the emerging designer for showcasing “exceptional talent and originality, while demonstrating value to the community and/or strong sustainable policies.” We’re sure Richard didn’t see that one coming.
2. Christopher Bailey takes his final bow at Burberry
Christopher Bailey stepped down from Burberry after 17 long years, and he made sure he went out with a bang. His finale collection was dedicated to LGBTQ, and a vibrant explosion of rainbow colours overtook the runway. The show-stopping moment was Cara Delevingne closing the show in an opulent rainbow cape made out of faux fur.
In his final move as President and Chief Creative officer at @burberry, Christopher Bailey dedicated his last collection for the brand to LGBTQ+ His collection was a riot of rainbow infused prints and checks – it was young, fun, and effortlessly cool. @caradelevingne closed the show in bright faux-fur, the finale consisted of a rainbow laser show and Bailey bowed out to tumultuous applause.
3. Matty Bovan’s hats made of balloons
Matty gave a headgear a new spin with models walking down the runway with giant hats made out of balloons perched on their heads. Hats off to that one.
4. JW Anderson’s youthful take on everyday dressing
JW Anderson’s optimistic collection gave off a breath of fresh air with his urban take on fashion that featured dresses, oversized sweaters with fluffy bunnies and his signature handkerchief hemline skirts. This was also his first show where he combined menswear and womenswear.
5. MM6 Maison Margiela’s all-silver show
MM6 Maison Margiela’s show featured ensembles that were head-to-toe in shiny silver. From oversized jackets, pants and dresses to accessories, the brand made sure that Tinman wardrobe is what you need for Autumn Winter 2018.