Christopher Kane is a hotter ticket than ever and some suggested there was evidence he’s been Kering-ed. Well, there were certainly a lot of entry-level sweatshirts on show, AKA the new product category that’s proved a winning formula for Kenzo and Givenchy. Along with the hologram dresses (above, what were they made of?) and revisited Princess Margaret pleat pieces, I was wowed by these epic applique pop art dresses. Just brilliant.
I couldn’t fault Burberry’s casual-as-a-cardi summer coats and kooky white sunglasses. But I had to secretly agree with Business of Fashion, who tweeted that it would be nice if Burbs switched up its formula a tad. I would love to see some more experimental styling. Just a little bit…
Brown beauty: I noticed a lot more brown faces this London Fashion Week. I Instagrammed this Indian face from the Burberry show and she I-D-ed herself as Neelam Johal at Models One (this was her first ever show). Ah the wonders of technology! I also loved Leomie Anderson walking for Whistles, Tom Ford, Ashish and Preen…
NEELAM JOHAL (NOW KNOWN AS NEELAM GILL) AT BURBERRY PRORSUM
LEOMIE ANDERSON AT TOM FORD
One of my new favourite knitwear names, ESK Cashmere was showing at the LFW exhibition. These impeccable quality cashmeres are made in Scotland, designed by Creative Director Lorraine Acornley (ex Joseph and Pringle) and are a reminder that while LFW is known for experimental ideas, it also excels at beautifully designed and produced basics.
Yang Du should need no introduction – I feature her every Fashion Week. Latest news from Yang is these mini-sized bags in her trademark animal faces. Plus… knitted foodie-themed cushions!
Over in Fashion Street, E1 (yes that’s a real street name) Marks & Spencer hosted drinks to launch its new design and digital creative hub. A part of the British School of Fashion campus, the ‘M&S Studio’ is a space for designers to get inspired away from the corporate M&S HQ and for the social team to share and stream content more spontaneously. M&S also announced a £50,000 bursary to support new talent at the college…
[Christopher Kane top picture: James Cochrane/The Daily
Chistopher Kane and Burberry catwalk pictures: Fashion GPS Radar/NowFashion
Other pictures: Disneyrollergirl using Leica D-Lux 6]