1. Holly Fulton’s golden geek chic
Never mind those thick black Shoreditch pretender glasses everyone’s been sporting in the last few years, according to Holly Fulton the new geek chic eyewear is fine, gold and faintly cat-eyed. Just add a ruler straight side parting and you’re good to go.
2. JW Anderson
Mr JW’s celeb fans Leigh Lezark and Daisy Lowe were sitting front row to see his latest collection of trademark sculpted silhouettes: think stiff grey corduroy dresses with leg of mutton sleeves, exaggerated neck brace collars and suit jackets overlaid with wide obi belts. We liked the long taupe gowns with curls of shearling at the top. Minimalism meets Game of Thrones - what’s not to love?
3. Wellies doing high fashion
You’re a brand known for its Wellington boots and you’re showing for the first time at London fashion week: what to do? Cover the catwalk in water and get the models to do splashy walks in their wellies, that’s what. Throwing in some great clothes – two-tone jumpers and neoprene jackets – and magic from Dynamo won’t hurt in whipping up a social media frenzy either. Bravo Hunter!
4. Fashion pack goodwill
A model at Sister by Sibling’s packed Somerset House show had a Naomi Campbell circa ’93 moment when her stiletto got tangled in the hem of her long black knitted ballgown. Like a seasoned pro she smiled, took off her heels and carried on strutting. The watching fashion crowd gave her a goodwill cheer.
5. Joseph’s gorgeous knitwear (with a side of fish and chips)
After a day spent shuttling from show-to-show we (and Olivia Palermo) landed at the Serpentine Gallery to celebrate Joseph’s 25th anniversary. If the collection of I-want-EVERYTHING knitwear, leather and sheepskin jackets wasn’t enough, the catwalk turned into a cocktail party afterwards. Our personal highlight? Mini fish and chip buckets served on beds of actual seashells. Yum! We'll take all three.
By Lucy Pavia