#LFW 2016 — Day 1 Highlights

 

The highlight of the day, Cult shoes and accessories creator Charlotte Olympia made her long-awaited first appearance at London Fashion Week on Friday 19 February.

The British-based designer started her brand in 2008 and quickly grew to fame after her trademark cat pumps were spotted on every celeb under the sun – from Alexa Chung to Katy Perry.

With a recent Agent Provocateur collaboration under her belt, now was the perfect time for Olympia to make her LFW debut.

Her celestial-themed autumn/winter 2016 catwalk show, aptly titled ‘The Girl Who Fell To Earth’, completely blew our minds

It was every bit the epitome of the modern woman, with each perfectly tailored outfit offering up doses of sophistication and elegance dashed with sex appeal. Deep plunge necklines, cut out dresses, wrap around coats, A-line and peplum skirts, and some pretty flash footwear including leopard print heels, sequin platform boots and thigh-high velvet, this was the show to be at on the first day of London Fashion Week. If that wasn’t enough, Charlotte’s sister Alice Dellal closed the show before posing with her sister on the runway. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was just another day at the office for the J.JS Lee collection, which showcased uniform looks including big power coats, tailored pant suits, blouses, dresses and uber smart skirts, all in yellows, black, red/burnt orange and white. 

favourite of the day was Felder Felder, the location was so beautiful and it matched the theme of the collection. The models were walking quite fast down the catwalk and they had so much attitude. This is the first thing I noticed even before admiring the clothes. The models have individual styles, ombre hair or even wacky pastel pink hair. This was key amongst their collection to be unique and stand out with attitude. You could tell that David Bowie’s passing had really influenced designers duo Felder Felder, by the Bowie lighting bolt motif on one of the designs. There were lots of sparkly pieces which is a must for AW16, the party season, and heck why not a bit of glitter always brightens up a dull day!

 

Bora Aksu’s AW16 was a dream. The recent regal princess trend has been shown throughout the SS16 collections with models channelling the lovely Tiara. Here we have Aksu portraying an edgy princess vibe inspired by the Russian Duchess. Those tight plaits are something I’d love to try out, I think it would work well as I have thin hair. But enough about that, look how amazing the collection is! It was so beautiful, especially being shown in St Andrews Church, I fully believe, a show should always have a location that makes the outfits come alive and Bora delivered this perfectly. It reminds me of Meadham Kirchhoff as well, obviously my favourite of the day.

BORA AKSU

 


Ryan Lo kept on the same princess theme, this time it was an Asian Princess stepped out of a Cherry Blossom Dream. The catwalk was laid out with arches that literally looked like candy floss in the shapes of white rabbits and swans. There was the Chinese dragon right at the top of the arch, which even before the show started we knew that the theme of the collection would be quite kawaii, should I say? I honestly don’t know where to start, this collection should just be admired and not really analysed in anyway, its a child’s dream which Ryan Lo, keeps so close to his heart. Loved it.

RYAN LO

 

 

 

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