Here we go. New York was impressive but, being a little bit bias, I’m always so much more excited about London. There’s a sense of freedom and risk with London designers that makes the week shrouded in anticipation.
It’s been an eclectic mix so far with Holly Fulton showing a textured collection of bold prints, sharp tailoring and statement accessories. One of my favourite designers that is going from strength to strength every season, Fulton proved she’s worth watching as patchwork florals, crystal embellishment, patent laser-cut leather, organza and lightweight wool made it her best collection yet.
Over at Hunter, it was a McCartney-packed front row as Stella’s husband, Alasdhair Willis proved his worth over at Hunter. As his second appearance as creative director, Willis sent his models sown the runway in chunky block heels, treaded clutch bags and black colour trenches. Mid-calf wellies, khaki shirts and glossy anoraks made the show one of the hottest tickets in town.
Keeping it in the family was also Felder Felder. The sisters showed a seventies-inspired collection of metallic hotpants, silky blouses, and swinging floral minidresses teamed with knee-high boots. Fun. Fearless. And so Felder.
Perfect Ruffles, ingenius draping and sophisticated tailoring was the order of the day at Daks as models wore fitted trousers, high-neck blouses and maxi shirt dresses in steely hues and glossy leather.
The beautiful Bora Aksu took audiences back to the Twenties with his SS15 collection. Contrasting separates of delicate lace skirts and tough leather tops were teamed with crochet headbands and slicked back hair. Dropped waists, corsets and high necks bought a modern twist to the flapper trend of the heyday.