Christopher Kane AW14

Swirly sleeves at Christopher Kane


1. You’re no-one next season without statement sleeves
And there are SO many options to choose from. Antonio Berardi’s were softly fluted and elegantly folded; Erdem’s had either a gap or a slither of chiffon around the elbow; Christopher Kane’s spiraled around the arm like helter skelters. All great news for upper-arm coverage.

2. Issa’s new designer
Blue Farrier - who can list Chloe, Stella McCartney and Anya Hindmarch on her CV - has taken the helm at the brand, and we give a massive thumbs up to her first collection. We were really taken with the oversized coats, long skirts and and sweatshirts in block colours, and who can resist a jumper covered with tiny multi-coloured pom-poms?

3. Coops
Harry who? Although Mr Styles was at Burberry, the handsome gentleman causing a real frenzy on the FROW yesterday was Bradley Cooper, who made an appearance at both Burberry (his other half Suki Waterhouse was walking in the show) and Tom Ford. Bradley, you’re welcome at LFW anytime.

4. Remember 1998?
It’s not often a show makes you LOL in a good way, but the humour at Ashish was really appreciated by the fashion pack yesterday evening. Every look (most involving sequins, unsurprisingly) was styled with a pair of Buffalo platform trainers, pimped up with a set of fairy lights. The perfect party shoes.

5. Cara films the FROW
The models at Giles stomped down the runway in flat Grenson shoes (its gorgeous Hanbury Street store was just around the corner from the venue) to the soundtrack of a slightly rough-around-the-edges live band, complete with bass player clad in nothing but leather pants. The FROW were all given a hat knitted by Wool and the Gang, and Ms Delevingne brought her iPhone out onto the catwalk and filmed the front row. A social media dream.

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By Hannah Rochell