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With one fashion week done and dusted, London Fashion Week has taken over, with plenty of Cara and Kate moments to keep any English loving fashionista happy. Although the first day of London Fashion Week was off to a dreary weather start it didn’t stop international editors, stars and bloggers alike flocking to the Somerset House. With designer J. JS Lee taking charge with her Autumn Winter 2014 collection opening up the fashion week. While there were plenty of firsts with Cara launching her own Mulberry Collection, Preen going intergalactic and new faces in the front row London Fashion Week has definitely been a rollercoaster of excitement.
Cara with chic whippets at the launch of her own Mulberry collection
Image sourced from the Telegraph.
Mulberry’s highly anticipated collaboration with iconic model and British it girl Cara Delevingne saw the Claridges transform into a mystical forest, where all Cara’s handbag dreams came to life for us to see. The Mulberry event was host to supermodel Jourdan Dunn, Cara’s sister Poppy Delevingne and other London starlets scoping out the new collection. Each bag was built around a theme; one bag featured little lions in reference to the model’s tattoo of the animal. When speaking to the Fashion Telegraph Cara spoke about how perfectly Mulberry fitted into her personality “We discovered a mutual love for the countryside, for animals – and for functional bags. I wanted something very functional.” (Read the Telegraph’s full article on the event here)
Another blonde bombshell beauty Kate Moss made a appearance at the Topshop Unique Show, Moss was seen wearing a khaki camouflage Topshop jumpsuit at the runway event. The Unique runway collection featured faux fur coats in a gorgeous grey, black, reds, blues and mustard Autumn/Winter palette. With lightly embroidered sheer tops paired with metallic pants and grey knit dresses, each piece representing the unparalleled show stopping experience Topshop offer each Unique show. The front row wasn’t just exclusively available to the likes of new fashionista Kendall Jenner and Anna Wintour who sat side by side, but they offered lucky Oxford Circus Topshop customers a virtual experience of sitting front row with virtual headsets.
Models backstage playing with Stormtroopers at Preen’s LFW Show
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Stars Wars fandom seems to have caught onto Preen as designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, created a scene with Stormtroopers backstage at their Autumn/Winter Show. They weren’t the only designers to fall in love with classic cinema flick but Rodarte played homage to Star Wars with dresses that displayed pictures of a young Luke Skywalker and other characters from the movie. Models strutted down the LFW runway in Preen’s geometric prints and bold reds with Darth Vaders face making an appearance throughout the collection, as seen below.
Darth Vader for all in Preen’s LFW Runway Show
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Each show at London Fashion Week has been quite the mind-blowing experience, with Christopher Kane defying the rules of fashion again in his latest collection, where he offered his bag collection to the fashion masses. His collection bended and warped fabrics in only a way this iconic designer can, with dresses that showed an illusion dimension in a soft but dark palette of pinks, black, greys with a pop of eye catching yellows and greens. While designer Mary Katrantzou steered away from her icon digital prints, trading them in for luxurious lace, stone and jacquards. Katrantzou’s new direction was simply elegant with models strutting out the elegant design that were definitely a brilliant turning point for the designer.
Photographer Skylar Williams, Image source from Purple.fr
You can’t write about highlights of London Fashion Week without touching on one of their most iconic shows Burberry. The Burberry show was a stand out with Britain’s favourite models Cara and Jourdan Dunn walking the runway, while One Direction boy band favourite Harry Styles sat front row alongside Cara’s sister and model Poppy Delevingne. Burberry took an effortlessly relaxed chic approach to the collection with white hand printed dresses and boots floating down the runway. With each model clutching a new style of bag the Bloomsbury that sported a hand painted piece of art on the bags. The bohemian inspired collection became personalised with models in the finale all wearing a monogrammed Burberry shawls, with Cara taking lead with her initials CJD written on the front.
Better get an initial on your knit at Burberry
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