The fashion set have crossed the pond and landed at
London Fashion Week, where young designers like Molly Goddard are showing their covetable new wares along with seasoned heritage brands like Burberry. One of the most inescapable talking points of New York Fashion Week was how so many New York-based labels had decamped from the city to show new collections abroad. The migration includes Tommy Hilfiger, who will be showing on Tuesday evening in London, and he isn’t the only American making a splash this season in London. The young upstart Michael Halpern, a native New Yorker, has taken the British capital by storm with his elaborate use of sequins and shine, counting Sabine Getty among his many fans. And speaking of fans, the many devout followers of Brit-based labels J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha, and Mary Katrantzou ought to be very happy—each designer offered up a fresh take on what they do best, giving customers reason to look forward to when spring collections hit stores in January. Here are the best runway looks from London Fashion Week.
J. W. Anderson’s striped ensembles are anything but humble, even though they were inspired by simple items like tea towels.
The 30-year-old native New Yorker’s ’70s disco looks are for those willing to get daring with fashion.
Goddard traded in her signature tulle this season in order to try a few new things, including playing with shimmer and shine, as seen in the show’s finale look.
Rocha’s inspiration this season came from old dolls that she used to play with, which are now her young daughter’s toys. The collection had numerous Victorian style tops and lace skirts, but a favorite was a punchy black and yellow floral print on sheer fabric.
Burberry re-embraced its heritage check, and all types of plaid, for their Fall collection. This fair isle-inspired sweater is a must-have for winters to come.
Pugh decided not to present his collection this season on the runway, opting to screen a film created in celebration of the cerebral pieces he designed for spring. There were a few looks in a red metallic fabric— very futuristic, sure, but the silhouettes and fabric are, for fashion lovers, wearable.
Mary Katrantzou’s florals took a cheeky turn this season, with each of her prints having a “paint by the numbers” effect. The silhouettes were as dramatic as ever.
The brand that made their name in frayed denim introduced new pieces for spring that any cool city girl could embrace, including fringed raver pants and an embellished oversized leather moto.
There were plenty of romantic dresses this season, too, but we fell in love with this nipped-waist dress with full ball skirt. The lavender-hued bow felt like a special touch.
Hindmarch’s spring collection looked to suburbia, and the wallpaper prints in DayGlo hues were a playful take on life outside the big city.
Topshop Unique’s shows are always a fun affair with a party vibe, especially with VIPs like Kate Moss and daughter Lila Grace attending. This sheer high-neck blouse and metallic pant could easily fit in at any festive party this season.
Versus Versace felt fresh and fun, and the youngest generation of Instagram users will be sure to find new ways to style out the individual plaid and neon pieces.
This collection left show-goers dreaming of a get-away, as the mashed up pastel floral prints were deserving of a tropical beach faraway from London’s grey and rainy spring.
A sleek and chic leather coat with cargo pockets is all you need for Spring, according to Joseph.
Wickstead’s wallpaper print inspired sheer shirtdress is the ultimate feminine look for spring.
Christopher Kane’s collection featured many touches he is well-known for—like zip-tie closures—but the finale looks comprised of lace and crystals will be a must-have for a cool bride who needs an after-wedding party look.
If you strip away some of the runway antics, there are quite a few wearable looks in this collection—who doesn’t want a disco-ready glittering suit?
Rejina Pyo is one of London’s most exciting young labels to watch. She has clearly won over a legion of street-style fans, and some of the new silhouettes introduced in her latest collection are sure to become coveted pieces for spring.
Gigi Hadid brings rock and roll fun to the see now-buy now Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2017 collection, in a plaid jacket and crop top. She also brought along sis Bella Hadid and friend Hailey Baldwin to join in on the fun.