Designers, models, buyers and journalists involved in London Fashion Week gave their views about the latest trends.
For one fashion editor it was Victoria Beckham and Alice Temperley that hit the best notes.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 16, 2018) (REUTERS) – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FASHION WEBSITE NET-A-PORTER, LUCY YEOMANS, WHEN ASKED WHAT MAKES LONDON SPECIAL, SAYING:
“There’s a real excitement, there’s a sense of seeing the new here. And even when you have brands like Alice Temperley last night you’ve got that sense of the fact that she’s sort of decided to cast her mother, like real women her show, I don’t there’s just s sense of storytelling in London that is absolutely, I think it’s unparalleled. London designers know how to push the agenda and sort of really create amazing story telling moments around that.”
For model Hunter Schaeffer it’s London’s individuality and fresh faces that make it unique.
MODEL, HUNTER SCHAFER,
“London has a certain young, youthful energetic vibe, especially probably because of St Martins and like all the young burgeoning designers that are coming up out of here, that it has like a really unique energy, which I like appreciate as an aspiring young designer myself.”
Meanwhile when it comes to big department stores – one retailer says London Fashion Week shows were retro, bright and beyond.
NEIMAN MARCUS FASHION DIRECTOR, KEN DOWNING, TALKING ABOUT TRENDS HE’S NOTICED AT LONDON FASHION WEEK,
“A lot of neon, a lot of day glow colour, this whole kind of excitement about the 80s continues that was happening on the runways for this fall season, moves forward. And we ‘re really loving all this kind of big, bright, bold, bombastic colour that’s throughout the season but at the opposite end of the spectrum there’s this kind of beautiful Jordan, almond, sort of candy-coated colours, the aquas, the lilacs, and the yellows and the beautiful apricots and shades that are really appealing and pretty against a women’s skin tone. Certainly asymmetrical hemlines and a real romanticism.”
London, in all its uniqueness, is the second-leg of the month-long catwalk season that began in New York and later moves to Milan and then Paris.