10 Things We Fell Head Over Heels In Love With At London Fashion Week

10 Things We Fell Head Over Heels In Love With At London Fashion Week

London, you were fabulous. Here are the InStyle team's highlights...

The Hair At Simone Rocha
By 'wet look' we normally think of slick, heavily styled eighties power woman hair. Rocha took a more literal approach, sending her models out looking like they’d arrived at the show in the middle of a rainstorm without a brolly. It was all very romcom heroine just before she kisses the guy in the final scene - a perfect fit to all those fur trimmed frocks and gossamer-light flower power trenches.

The Invites At Mulberry
As usual this one was a close call. Giles sent us a giant pink foam leopard claw, Henry Holland’s invitation was printed on a vinyl record, while newcomer Danielle Romeril’s came curled up inside a bespoke sardine tin. But the winner - for its sheer loveliness - was Mulberry, who sent guests a vintage book on wildflowers bound up with blue and white string.

The Shoes At Osman
There was so much to love about Osman’s show: the silver fringed ponchos, the crisp-as-paper origami capes, the strapless patchwork gowns. But for us his crowning glory were the flat peeptoe boots which marched out with every look. There were white ones, black ones, silver ones and ink-splodge ones, and - for the true exhibitionist - white-spotted black thigh high ones. Just the right meeting point between sexy and cool.

The Jackets At Burberry
Feather trimmed denim jackets? Genius! That’s our festival cover-up sorted then. Merci, Mr Bailey.

The Bags At Anya HIndmarch
Hindmarch knows how to raise a smile from even the most hard bitten fashion editors. Her new collection came inspired by school pencil cases covered in stickers, with rainbows, stars, speech bubbles saying ‘PHWOAR!’ and giant neon tassels. ‘STOP STARING AT MY HANDBAG!’ shrieked the type on a white leather tote. Sorry Anya, we just can’t.

The Seats At Tom Ford
Grey, suede, padded and shaped like stylish sofas. After a day of sitting on hard white benches we could have kissed you, Mr Ford. You even threw in Bradley Cooper.

The Cricket Stripes At Preen
Who else does could mash up African Maasai tribal print with English cricket stripes and make it work? Those clever old print masters Justin Thorton and Thea Bregazzi nail it again.

The Leather Corsets At J.W. Anderson
The overall feeling from London and New York would suggest that the waist is making a big old comeback next spring. The most fashion-forward way to cinch it in? With one of JW Anderson’s leather corsets, which gave a vampish punch to cream summer dresses. Giant floppy leather hat optional. 

The Shorties At Christopher Raeburn And Emilia Wickstead
Say hello to your next summer essential. The shortie, or Bermuda jumpsuit, as seen at Emilia Wickstead and Christopher Raeburn. Just add shades. 

The Food At Issa
Little takeaway boxes stamped with the Issa slogan were filled with beetroot, chicken and rocket salad or curls of watercress and salmon. A good alternative to a packet of crisps wolfed down between shows. Here’s our shopping editor Robyn looking very happy with hers.

By Lucy Pavia

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