All fashionista eyes were fixed to London from September 14-18. From the homecoming of Victoria Beckham who celebrated her brand’s 10th anniversary and a fur-free fashion week, to Ricardo Tisci’s debut in Burberry, here are the highlights from the London’s best shows.
Burberry Riccardo Tisci’s Debut Collection
This was the debut show of Riccardo Tisci as Chief Creative of Burberry. As he changed the brand iconic logo, Tisci also made his debut show to be free from fur and celebrities. Although, Tisci cast big names for the catwalk, one of them was Kendall Jenner. She didn’t appear in any runways at New York Fashion Week, but she walked down the runway for Riccardo Tisci’s first collection for Burberry. She head-to-toe wore the brand signature’s beige hue made-up of trousers, shirt, and an embellished trench coat.
For the first time in the history, British Fashion Council (BFC) had confirmed that for the spring/summer 2019 shows, the London Fashion Week went fur-free. Based on a survey carried out by the BFC conducted with all London Fashion Week designers, no animal fur were used. This news was following the Burberry’s decision to stop using fur for its collection. Last year, anti-fur activists had been protesting outside BFC venues, demanded for the organization to ban fur on the catwalk.
Victoria Beckham London Fashion Week’s Debut
Victoria Beckham made her London Fashion Week debut! Posh Spice had always showed her new collections in New York Fashion Week, but this time she chose to go back home to celebrate her brand’s 10th anniversary. The show opened with model Stella Tennant in white trouser suit paired with silk blouse who walked down the marble staircase at the Mayfair art gallery venue. Beckham’s collection was filled with some of her signature looks including masculine tailoring, wide leg and slime flared trousers, and backless dresses.
Mary Katrantzou Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Mary Katrantzou also celebrated her brand’s 10th anniversary. For the spring 2019, Katrantzou has made a collage of famous artwork on a tent dress, made from flowers trapped in a plastic capelet and netted fake butterflies in a skirt. The designer was inspired in creating some familiar motifs, such as perfume bottles, insects, and stamps into a new shapes and embellishments.
J.W. Anderso’s Edgy Summer
J.W. Anderson presented their spring collection on Saturday afternoon. In this collection, there are so many dresses to choose from; stripe and fringed scarf dresses, bib-front shirt dresses, silk-sack dresses with printed sleeves, and sashes. Sporty sneakers, which resulted from another collaboration with Converse, completed the brand’s spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection. The collection was also filled with layering clothes such as midi skirts worn over wide-leg trousers and short dress piled on top of the longer dresses.
Nicholas Kirkwood Light-Up Hair
Nicholas Kirkwood’s first-ever London Fashion Week show was filled with white-hued clothes, but there was something more interesting from this show. Some of the models’ head were glowing in neon. Sam McKnight, who was once Princess Diana’s hairstylist, created a glow-worm hair accessories which made out of light-up plastic laces in a shades of neon for this show. McKnight called his masterpiece as “cyber ravers” style. The show was opened with Rose McGowan who is one of the leading voices of the #MeToo movement.