Retro interiors envy at Erdem
Sometimes a set is so amazing, you almost forget to look at the clothes. At Erdem, the show space had been transformed into a series of granny chic-style rooms that the audience could wander around before the show started, and that the models draped themselves over at the end. We drooled over the mid-century modern sideboards and Danish-style upholstered chairs, all bathed in clever lighting that looked like sunlight streaming through blinds. Dreamy.
Hilariously placed motifs at Anya
We love a designer with a sense of humour, and Anya Hindmarch definitely has one. At her motorway-themed show, models wore skirts with strategically placed motifs, such as ‘free recovery’ and ‘services’. Wear if you dare… but it might draw attention to your, er, ‘soft verges’…
Crazy dancer at Giles
Drama and a Giles show go hand-in-hand, and we loved the gothic glamour at Monday night’s show. You’d think following Erin O’Connor down the catwalk would be a tough call, but the model that did totally stole the show with her crazy dancing and playing peek-a-boo behind her gown. She got so carried away we thought she might never stop – and we wouldn’t have minded. Mesmerising!
Nudes at Christopher Kane
Don’t panic! The darling of London Fashion Week isn’t suggesting that we give up clothes and stroll around naked next season. But this collection – fittingly shown in Tate Modern – featured a number of anatomically correct nudes on dresses that looked like walking works of art.
Tin foil: it’s the new suede
So you know how everyone’s talking about suede for s/s2015? Meet next season’s fabric of choice: aluminium foil. Seen on the audience at Joseph (they were handed emergency blankets to keep warm in the freezing car park venue) and on rather more chic jackets and bags at Marques’Almeida, whose invitation was also made from this kitchen essential.
Next stop, Milan!