REPORT BY Heath Brown Photography by Sean Cunningham
Whether looking forward or to the past, London, as ever, offers diverse inspiration. Here’s the round-up…
BLOOMSBURY HEROINES: Who could be more English than Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell? Perfect muses for the modern intelligentsia, their long-line midi silhouettes have been the heroes of LFW, ritzed up with a little sparkle for evening (right, at Erdem).
TACTILE TEXTILES: Everyday coats, dresses and trouser suits are transformed in sumptuous velvet, which looks suddenly modern.
THE SUPER SLEEVE: Blown-out sleeves created a puffa effect, while hang-loose cuffs are wonderfully impractical. Just avoid the soup.
CREEPY VICTORIANA: Heads firmly in history books, designers went for a raggedy doll-in-a rocking-chair type of Victoriana, with hints of Alice in Wonderland surrealism. In a good way.
BEDDING DOWN: Thoughts of the bedroom were never far away from the catwalks, as oversized quilting and luxe bed jackets made for a cosy night out on the tiles.
NUANCED KNITS: Streamlined cashmere jumpers were tucked into skirts for day to accentuate the waist, and worn long by night.
TORN AND FRAYED: A little more edgy were the deliberately dishevelled looks – ripped and shrunken in a very considered way. 80S/90S MASH-UP: Designers plundered the new romantic, punk, rave and pop scenes of the era. Consider style influences from Adam Ant to Pac-Man.
PUNCTUATION MARQUES: Paragraphs of red and stanzas of mustard are key colours this season, punctuated by apostrophes of pink.