I don’t know about you but this London Fashion Week was rather disappointing compared to the last one. Yes, we saw some designers coming over from New York Fashion Week. Yes, we saw the continuation of the #MeToo movement throughout the designs. Howbeit, there was something missing this year. I would be interested to hear out your thoughts on the matter in the comments section. Ahead, some London Fashion Week Fall ’18 highlights and personal favourites in the gallery.
London Fashion Week FW ’18 Highlights
- LFW brought a new generation of eco-friendly and sustainable clothes in Richard Malone’s Fall collection. Ethics and excitement could be seen in his latest London Fashion Week collection.
- Jonathan Anderson took a common-sense and slowed up the pace in the fashion industry. He decided to unite his women’s and men’s collections by presenting them together – Spring and Fall, like it always used to be.
- We saw puffed 19th-century sleeves, bared shoulders, and open necklines onto Rocha’s drawing board this London Fashion Week.
- For his third collection since graduating in 2016, Michael Halpern once again showed disco-glam and sequins throughout his Fall collection.
- Gareth Pugh’s new collection was designed “for women who accept zero bullshit”.
- This London Fashion Week Mouret pieced together contrasting jacquard silks with patched dresses and skirts, which fell open to reveal a lace-stockinged leg with a striped band at the knee.
- A rather military collection by Temperley London with airmail stamps, safety-buckle belts, fuel-gauge patches, and a recurring parachute-strap motif throughout the entire Fall ’18 collection.
- In the Katrantzou collection, there was a Victorian trend with tapestry wrapped around dresses or patched into corsets on coats, faux fur coats and a silver suit of armour converted into a jacket.
- John Galliano’s creatively renewed MM6 with his latest offerings of terrific military sweaters, completed with shoulder and elbow patches.
- Huishan Zhang’s London Fashion Week collection was inspired by the “dark romance” of Wong Kar-wai’s oeuvre. There was plenty of darkness and provocation in the high-shine leather and Swarovski-etched mesh dresses.
- Erdem Moralioglu presented his latest Fall pieces of tweeds, velvets, and shimmering dresses in the London’s National Portrait Gallery.
- Minidresses rendered in ponyskins, sliced open vertical-striped knits, fitted sheer lace dresses contoured with silk fringing and hand-beaded with feather motifs were seen in the latest Koma collection.
- A Lo Fall collection with “no theme, no mood board, and no show. It’s simply about everything I love”. That’s how Lo described his latest designs – kung fu outfits featured pressed track pants with a squint-to-see-it butterfly pattern.
- Yet another cost-effective, intuitively designed clothing by Whistles during London Fashion Week. For Fall 2018, the in-house design team offered tactile separates, tailoring, and outerwear in a plush, autumnal palette.
- Emilio de la Morena presented slouchy but sleek garments in his Fall collection with gold-strafed jacquard overcoats, spray-on tight pants with ruffles at the hem and flutter-hemmed miniskirts.
- This London Fashion Week Zinko delivered a very Instagramable collection with social media-ready messages such as ‘too sexy’ and ‘love forever’ written across cashmere sweaters and shearling coats.
- Vinyl trenchcoats, sheer blouses, sturdy cotton dresses and supersize scarves resembling plush fisherman’s knit sweaters featured in the latest Choi Fall collection.
Are you following LFW? What did you think of this LFW Fall collections?
If interested, check out my last London Fashion Week post, covering the SS ’18 collections!