For decades — centuries, even — fashion designers have created clothing in reaction to the political climate. And this season is no exception.
Designers like Richard Quinn who are still emerging in the fashion industry, and seasoned designers like Christopher Bailey, who took his bow at Burberry after 17 years, show how both new and old talent continue to shine at London Fashion Week. Here's what's trending.
At London Fashion Week, emotions got the better of the designers—and that was a good thing. Here are the nine things we’ll be talking about for weeks to come.
See what we thought about London Fashion Week's biggest shows, including J.W. Anderson, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Erdem, and Mary Katrantzou.
In a span of five weeks, hundreds of fashion shows and presentations were held around the world in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Additionally, there were plenty of awe-inspiring moments, with the biggest one being at Versace, where Donatella Versace paid a major model tribute to her late brother, Gianni Versace, during the finale of her show. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld continued to astound show goers by creating a mind-boggling life-sized waterfall inside the Grand Palais.
A look at all the most memorable dresses from Milan Fashion Week, as well as London and New York.
London Fashion Week took a somber tone this season. Shades of dark, crimson red reminiscent of the recent Emmy award-winning show, The Handmaid’s Tale made a big splash in several designer collections including Marques’ Almeida, Emporio Armani, and Hussein Chalayan. This color might be the designers’ visual commentary on the rampant terrorist violence that had occurred in London and the greater U.K. within the last year, with the latest incident taking place on the very first day of LFW.
Both Gigi and Bella walked twice during the show, with Gigi's finale look encompassing a rock 'n' roll-style black studded sports bra, sheer metallic floral maxi dress, and leather shorts.
As Cindy Crawford takes a step back from modeling, her two children, Kaia Gerber and Presley Gerber, continue to dominate the high-fashion runways. The two siblings made their first major catwalk debut together at the September 2017 Burberry show during London Fashion Week on Saturday evening.
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Jim Carrey doesn't believe in icons, yet he walked the red carpet at the Harper's Bazaar 'Icons' party on Saturday night because he wanted to find the "most meaningless thing" he could attend. Talking to E! News' Catt Sadler, Carrey slammed the event's theme.
A blizzard in NYC dumped a foot of snow all over both the streets and fashion editors’ footwear plans. This is your winter-dressing inspiration for the year.
Ashish Gupta, the creative director for his namesake label, Ashish, typically draws on his Indian heritage (he emigrated to London from Delhi in 1996) to create colorful, provocative, and statement-making clothing.
Kendall Jenner attends LFW a/w 2017: Love Me 17 X Burberry party at Annabel’s on day four of London Fashion Week on Monday. Kendall Jenner was across the pond over the weekend — but funnily enough, she wasn’t there for London Fashion Week.
Every fashion city has a few designers that make up the essence of that city and embodies what their fashion week stands for. New York has Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs; Milan has Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani; Paris has Chanel, Givenchy and Saint Laurent. But in London, there is only one name: Burberry. Burberry is the quintessential British heritage brand that has outlasted every cool Britannia label that has tried to take over the mantle.
One of the brightest stars in British fashion, designer Simone Rocha showed her collection at Lancaster House today, in a grand manse right behind Clarence House (where Prince Charles lives). Rocha, who is known for her moody, romantic clothes and (smart-looking celebrity clientele like Diane Kruger and Kiera Knightly) showed a stunning collection.
The fashion industry certainly isn’t known for its inclusiveness. Yet over the past few years, calls for diversity have gotten so loud that a few are actually doing something about it.
Five women took to London Fashion Week to protest ageism in the fashion industry. It wasn’t just animal rights that were being fought for on Friday morning at London Fashion Week. The inclusion of older women within the fashion industry also became a major talking point after as group of ladies over the age of 45 arrived carrying signs.