London Fashion Week has it all, from the romance of beloved brands like Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha (whose show delighted guests with unexpected appearances by Chloë Sevigny, Lindsey Wixon, and Lily Cole) to the edginess that has drawn so many creatives from elsewhere to London in the first place. Matty Bovan, whose fantastical work could fall into either category, pleased fans with his printed creations, made from Liberty fabrics and crochet. Alexa Chung also showed at the beginning of London Fashion Week, and loved a certain vintage-inspired look that she created so much she actually wore the same look out for her final bow. There is still so much more to come during LFW—Victoria Beckham and Burberry, among others—but there have already been plenty of hits. Here are the best runway looks thus far from the English capital.
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Simone Rochas’s collection was perhaps her best yet, marrying princess themes with a pink edge. The excitement in the room was palpable, even from a notoriously stoic fashion crowd.
The theme for Alexa Chung’s Fall 2019 show was “Off the Grid,” but she stayed true to her signature style, including this vintage-inspired dress, which she also wore for her final bow.
The Halpern girl grew up this season with elevated silhouettes from the partywear friendly brand, but that doesn’t mean there was any less glitz.
Can’t decide what to wear? Throw it all on, a la Matty Bovan. Believe it or not, this brown leather corset was one of the show’s more tame looks.
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Killing Eve season 2, but when it premieres Jodie Comer’s Villanelle will have plenty of new frothy Molly Goddard options to add to her wardrobe. This season, the puffs of tulle were worn over slacks for a cool edge.
Who wouldn’t want a chic, dove gray trench in their wardrobe? Deconstructed sleeves make the classic piece modern.
Riccardo Tisci’s second collection since taking the helm of Burberry was equal parts street and evening; this feathered coat from the latter portion was a highlight.
As always, Margaret Howell’s collection was filled with classic, straightforward clothing that will make you want to purge your closet and start fresh with pieces like this perfect trench.
Roland Mouret showed his fall 2019 collection on women of all sizes, and presented an array of looks that will appear to women of all ages, as well—case in point, this matching red set.
Victoria Beckham continued to provide women everywhere with their dream wardrobe, this time bringing some unexpected details to her classic looks, such as patent trim and pops of color in the shoes.
Mary Katrantzou went all in for her Fall 2019 collection—we’re talking bright colors, ruffles, feathers, and often at the same time. Remarkably, this gradient houndstooth coat was one of her more understated looks.
Erdem Moralıoğlu certainly knows his way around a floral print, but this season he also proved his flair for the understated, as evidenced with this perfect retro suit.
Designers Christopher de Vos and Peter Pilotto showed their luxe fall collection in a library setting, presenting great classic pieces with a modern quirk, such as this patent checked coat.
Roksanda Ilinčić went all in on color this season, and the sumptuous mix of burnt orange and raspberry pink was a winning duo
Never one to shy away from sparkle, Christopher Kane’s collection—largely inspired by the idea of kink and fetish—included plenty of diamante fabrication, including this standout two-piece look.
J.W. Anderson may not be the first designer that comes to mind when you think of red carpet dressing, but this cool, layered look from the fall collection would be a welcome addition to any premiere or awards show.
Rejina Pyo is the master of wearable clothes, such as this perfect look of a hooded sweatshirt, camel belted coat, and cool jeans.
In the biggest front row moment of the week, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attended Richard Quinn’s show on Tuesday. Fingers crossed that Meghan Markle shows up in this decadent suit sometime soon.
There’s something to be said about chic, easy pieces, and Pringle of Scotland delivered with looks such as this simple sweater dress.
Known for her ladylike dresses, Emilia Wickstead proved she can do separates just as well with this cozy, periwinkle blue coat.