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London Fashion Week In Review

The exuberant antidote to a nihilistic New York Fashion Week, London was bursting with an upbeat energy thanks in part to a wave of exciting new talents. From shimmering sequins to avant-garde...

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Endgame - What’s Next for London Fashion

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

Before London’s final day of shows had even begun, editors’ social media feeds had already begun to switch focus to Milan. These days, designers only have an audience’s attention for a moment -...

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Versus: Donatella The Momager?

By Nabil Aliffi

“If fashion follows the same mood as the economy, of depression around the world, it would have no reason to exist.” – Donatella Versace Saturday night, 9pm -- the stage was set for Donatella...

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LFW Bitesize: What You Might Have Missed

By Jessica Bumpus

So many shows and presentations to keep up with across five days of London Fashion Week can make it easy to blink and miss something. Too busy Snapping? Or Insta-mentioning or storytelling? (No one...

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The New Romantics - Love Letters from London

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

When you think of the things that define British style, your mind defaults to words like eccentric, punk, eclectic, anarchic and witty. But when you think about the designers who define London's...

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Victoria Beckham Talks VVB

By Jessica Bumpus

“There I am walking across the road,” Victoria Beckham points to the London vista that paints itself out across a silver-grey dress. She’s in town – London, appropriately - to talk through her...

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Take Five Great Shows at London Fashion Week

By Jessica Bumpus

What London now lacks in the bigger and more established names, it makes up for in those on the ascent. Here, five great shows that made an impact for all the right reasons.   Simone Rocha...

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Huishan Zhang: The Sophisticate

By Jessica Bumpus

Huishan Zhang has cornered the market in dreamy dresses. Which is actually something of a surprise to see in London, home of the loud and the bold and the student crazy. Not him. He does romance,...

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LFW: What’s On Your Mind?

By Jessica Bumpus

Fall/Winter 2017: what is it all about? Since September the world has plummeted into yet more disarray; we tried the see-now-buy-now thing, which has further made designers rethink the how, what...

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Star Power - Playing With The Big Kids at London Fashion Week

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

At some point overnight, between London's second and third day of shows, things change. (This season, to be honest, it changed a little earlier; late on Saturday evening, around the time Donatella...

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London Thunder: In The Eye Of The Storm

By Nabil Aliffi

"In a time where the world seems to teeter on institutional collapse, London turns to what it has always known best: to draw on its anti-establishment streak as an alternative source and continue...

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All Change - London Fashion Week's New Order

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

"Does anyone know where Paul Smith is?” someone asked in the audience before the Chalayan show. It was a serious question; as one of the most successful British designers of the last half-century,...

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Get Happy - Uppers (and Downers) at London Fashion Week

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

The last thing anyone expects from London Fashion Week - either on the catwalk, or off it - is sunshine. Especially in the middle of February. And especially at the start of an era that's already...

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Are These London Fashion's New Names?

By Jessica Bumpus

After a lacklustre New York Fashion Week (to say the least), all eyes turned, of course, to London Fashion Week, which has become the default home of the new creative crop of talent. It boasts a...

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What’s It Like To Be A Fashion Student Now?

By Jessica Bumpus

Fashion Week has wrapped but what will have been obvious with a quick cast of an eye across the London Fashion Week schedule this season was that it wasn’t so long ago that a lot of those names...