As London Fashion Week draws to a close, we look back on some of the most amazing collections and shine the light on some of my favourite looks from right here in the capital.
In line with Burberry's plans to initiate a sell straight from catwalk stratergy, this AW16 show is only part one and the second part will take place in September. This collection was a great compilation of ’70s glam-rock motifs and military inspired tailoring.
Fashion designers are no strangers to looking at the past and drawing inspiration from past eras and this collection definitely drew inspiration from several eras. As usual, the techniques used were beautiful and floral detailing really pulled the collection together.
Duro Olowu, one of my absolute favourite designers did not fail to impress with this collection. As usual, the use of bold colours and clashing prints were what created a striking collection. the collection, although bold, the silhouettes were kept quite simple which allowed the prints to really speak for themselves and added to that classic element.
This is collection, inspired by abstract art was exquisite. The marron and navy hues, mixed with the sharp tailoring and geometric print put this collection at the top of my list for AW16.
This collection was beautiful, the theme was female power and I was loving it. The pieces were beautifully tailored and much more wearable than Pugh's usual experimental style. The most interesting look for me was look was the royal blue and star-spangled suit.
As usual Emilia Wickstead's collection included shades of dusty lavender and mustard yellow. This collection was filled with simple, modern lady like pieces.
House of Holland
70's glam rock and the roaring 20's was brought to life at the House of Holland show, who knew that bringing two party decades together would be a roaring success.
Alexander McQueenThis collection was beautiful, it was breathtaking and breathtakingly and whimsical. There were some obvious Schiaparelli inspired surrealist prints and cobweb-fine knit. There was also a lot of masculine tailoring placed against the feminine lacy, sensual pieces. Overall, a modern, feminine, collection.
This is a brand I wasn't familiar with before this season but this collection was one of my favourites for A/W16. There was a sophistication about the collection and I adored the inclusion of evening wear. There was a lot of Chinese inspired patterns and overall a very sophisticated and gorgeous collection.
Mother of Pearl
The Mother of Pearl collection had a youthful exuberance about it. It sort of made me think of a sophisticated take on the preppy look. The use of florals and the simple silhouette created a gorgeous collection.