London Fashion Week arrived yet again, but what makes it different from the other fashion weeks in New York, Paris and Milan?
Well it’s definitely wackier and wilder than than the others in the ‘big four’. London designers tend to push fashion’s boundaries, make colours pop and bring a contemporary edge to the fashion world.
Below are some prime examples of what it means to be a ‘London designer’.
Ashish – this AW16 collection mixes sportswear and glamour which is what Ashish is all about. LFW pushes the conventional boundaries of fashion, the use of colour matching wigs and outfits makes the Ashish show stand out this season.
Christoper Kane – like many London designers, Kane focuses on the meaning behind the collection. This AW16 show was based on ‘an idea that beauty has expired this season’. Kane was fascinated by the story of the ghost Edith Bouvier Beale who lived in a derelict mansion and wore a signature headscarf – hence the addition of the plastic head decor as shown here.
Edda Gimnes- a Norwegian student in London has made her name in the Capital of unconventional fashion with her paintbrush illustrated designs. This demonstrates what it truly means to have a sketch come to life.
J W Anderson – this collection and catwalk aimed to capture an intimate and homely approach to fashion. Anderson aimed to create a kind of ‘cocktail’ show, and he definitely managed to reinvent the cocktail dress.
Mary Katrantzou – this collection is based on the 1950s masculine and sporty American look. A prime example of London fashion, Kantrantzou has used technicolour in her collection ( inspired by the cinematic colours used in films such as Wild at Heart).
Photos : Vogue.com