London Fashion Week always brings a fresh outlook and edgy take on style as we know it. This season’s ready-to-wear collections were creative and cool, bringing new trends to the forefront of the fashion world. Big at London Fashion Week was a technical take on style, coined with the term “fash-tech.” Venues, shows, and garments alike were forward-thinking, technologically adept, and innovative. Screens displayed high-quality images and all aspects of the shows were highly digital, keeping style in sync with the phones we hold at our fingertips. Christopher Raeburn and Anya Hindmarch brought digital to the forefront with presentation settings complete with funky lights and high-tech sets.
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Also trending at London Fashion Week was a return to elaborate attributes after a few seasons of minimal looks. Gone were the ath-leisure loving garments from New York Fashion Week. In replacement were layers, embroidery, beading, and details. London fashion made a comeback with fashion as crafted works of art, as seen in Sarah Burton’s newest Alexander McQueen line, rather than just minimalist trending statements.
Day two in London brought J.W. Anderson‘s tough looks created in feminine textures and Emilia Wickstead’s jewel-toned, structured collection. On day three, Preen by Thorton Bregazzi and Mary Katrantzou‘s runways were opulent, with sparkling characteristics and new ideas. At TopShop Unique, Anna Wintour sat front row for the young collection, brimming with spirit. Sophia Webster showed a romantic, rebellious collection on day four, placing viewers in a fairytale gone dark. Closing the week on day five, Chinese designer Xiao Li, reminded everyone how global London can really be by debuting her collection on the British runways. Purely British was designer Gareth Pugh, whose line was about powerful women and representing them as exactly that. The dramatic colors and star motifs gave them a very patriotic power woman feel.
London Fashion Week also brought a fresh mix of creatives to the industry. The city’s young talent was clear throughout energetic collections and artistic pieces. As always, London provided something new in terms of fashion. Always innovative, the ready-to-wear was adventurous, risk taking, and cutting-edge. With London you not only get the newest generation of fashion, but also a fresh generation of designers.
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London impressed viewers, followers, and fans alike. The ready-to-wear fall/winter 16 collections were beautifully crafted, awesomely detailed, and of course, carried that British coolness that everyone want’s to emulate. The shows held an energy that was trendy, fresh and fun. From start to finish, designs were new, adventurous, and one hundred percent lust-worthy.