Richard Nicoll Aw14

The Richard Nicoll crombie we'll all be wearing come AW14


1. Next season you'll be wearing: lamé

We saw the disco fabric as Coleman's Mustard yellow trousers at Lucas Naschimento on Saturday, a lamé-lace luxe gown at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and a gorgeous blue Crombie-style coat at Richard Nicoll. We predict a sparkly autumn.

2. Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?


Yep, more Star Wars references (following Rodarte's show in New York last week), this time from Preen. As well as Darth Vader prints, there were trapper hats and fur hood parkas that would keep you warm even on the ice planet Hoth. Oh, and we all got to have our pictures taken with stormtroopers after the show, one of whom wasn't as tall as you might expect for an Imperial guard.

3. Topshop goes public

There's always a buzz around Topshop's Unique show, and this season it's because you didn’t need our exclusive show access to get a piece of the action. Anyone who got to the Tate Modern early enough could watch the show from the gallery of the turbine halls. That's what we call inclusive fashion.

4. Ghettotastic at Sophia Webster

The quirky shoe designer's presentations never fail to disappoint. This time, we were treated to models in bubble baths, a tiny fashion dog, identical twins and girls in bubblegum pink corridors (all wearing fabulous shoes, of course). The soundtrack was voice messages from girls to boys: "err, I'm just calling you because I, like, accidentally turned my phone off and I thought you might have tried to call me. So, err, bye". We've all done it...

5. Post-It note dresses

No-one minds a long day at London fashion week when your last show is Jonathan Saunders. Stand-out items were dresses that looked like they were constructed of hundreds of leaves or petals stitched together, and one that looked as though it might have been made of Post-It notes. Stick with it Jonathan, it’s surprisingly good look.

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By Hannah Rochell