LFW Autumn/Winter 2017 was an eclectic mix of brash patterns and colours mixed with touches of heritage, punk, and a lot of Victoriana. Unfortunately, I didn't attend any of the events in person as I forgot to purchase tickets (even though I was offered discounted prices for some), however, I made sure to catch up on the shows via the LFW website, and the pictures did not disappoint. Here are my top ten looks from Fashion Week, including my number one designer of the season.
1. Richard Malone (one to watch)
After viewing the page of Richard Malone, LFW A/W 17's 'one to watch', I was blown away by his kooky, sixties inspired outfits. My favourite was this one - the complimentary colour clash of blue and orange and the psychedelic floral pattern was a fun, retro inspired look.
I was in love with the 'Beetlejuice'-esq stripes that were included in so many of Marques'Almeida's looks - this one was my favourite, it reminded me of some of the best outfits worn by punk singers in the seventies, but with the feminine twist of the off-the-shoulder cut. Plus, those electric blue mules...
3. Anya Hindmarch
Anya Hindmarch is my favourite designer for playful, almost 'kitsch' accessories. This was my favourite outfit from her AW17 show - I couldn't resist the eye catching camel and blue tones and the fun-fur detailing. Her looks are never lacking in the fun department.
4. Black PR
The Black PR runway show had some of the most eclectic 'working woman' outfits I have ever seen. This electric, metallic blue number was the perfect mix of the masculine-meets-feminine with the bright blue tones, over sized tailoring, and glitter pointed toe shoes. It felt almost like a flashback to the eighties, female empowerment (just with a lot less neon).
5. Christopher Kane
The Christopher Kane show was a great combination of western-woman-meets-uptown-girl. I immediately thought "I want this!" when I saw this outfit - a throwback to the print clashes of the 1970's paired with the more western star print and cowboy style shoes, this outfit was, in my opinion, one of the most memorable and wearable looks.
6. Jasper Conran
The Jasper Conran show featured many a luxurious piece, but none quite like this incredible cowhide coat. Cow print has been one of my new favourites this season as it adds a great high fashion touch to more monochrome looks, and is not seen as often as leopard print.
7. Julia Seemann
The Julia Seemann show was a great mix of nineties grunge meets Victoriana, and this more modern take on both of those trends combined was one of my absolute favourites. The lilac colour of the jumper was a great modern touch to the frills.
8. Molly Goddard
Molly Goddard has undisputedly taken the UK fashion scene by storm with her inventive and kooky designs. This was one of my favourite, more every-day-wearable, outfits - I am absolutely in love with the red leather pea coat.
9. Paula Knorr
I have been trying to inject a bit more colour into my wardrobe for the upcoming transition into Spring, and Paula Knorr's new collection provided a lot of inspiration. My favourite look was this colour blocking outfit. It was a brash nod to the sixties, and yet the simple pairing of a crew neck and flared trousers is so easy to wear and style for the day to day, and that's why I loved it.
Before LFW A/W17, I had never come across the label Toga, but God am I glad that I found them. This was my favourite collection of the season, one where I physically couldn't choose one outfit as a number one, so here I have compiled a collection of them. The classic British tartan touches and prints, the ever so slightly over sized tailoring, the billowy sleeves, the slim flares... It was a dream for my wardrobe! Out of all of the shows, I found that Toga's was not only the most wearable and practical, but was, in my opinion, the best curated show, and I look forward to seeing what they'll have on offer in the S/S18 show this Autumn.
So there we have my top ten looks (well, shows) from LFW this season. What were your favourite looks? X