Day three at London FashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. Week brought wind, rain and a whole lot of stand-out shows. From fairytale catwalks to a supersize Rubik’s cube and the ultimate AW16 accessory, here’s what we learned:
Your new accessory is the not-so-humble headscarf
Seen at Mary Katrantzou (like ornate Russian dolls), Vivienne Westwood and Claire Barrow (cosy snood-like knits wrapped around the face) and Preen (glittering with crystals and tied elegantly into hair), the headscarf has had a major makeover for AW16. Style it into an up-do with added brooches or simply wrap a lightweight knit around your head on a bad hair day. What do we love most about it? That it keeps your hair dry in the rainy London Fashion Week weather.
Claire Barrow created museum-worthy fashion
Staged at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, a favourite of the Topshop team, Claire Barrow’s presentation unpacked an age-old question: can fashion be art? According to her brilliant concept, yes it can. Models were posed as museum objects, complete with informative plaques that informed the viewer of what they were looking at. There were Roman, Egyptian and Indian influences, but our favourite thing was the parody of the museum gift shop, fitted with Barrow-illustrated T-shirts and a spinning postcard stand.
Trees are trending
Guests entering the early morning Preen show were greeted by a fairytale forest of pink trees lining the Tate Britain catwalk – perfectly colour-matched to the stand-out sequin pieces in their AW16 collection. When the runway was later taken over by Topshop Unique, the life-sized trees were swapped out for a stripped-back set but the nature theme was still going strong thanks to Topshop’s ‘Winter’s Tale’ landscape prints which were scattered across hems in variations of sequins, silk and velvet.
Anya Hindmarch knows how to create a spectacular set
There’s no slowing down for Anya Hindmarch. The accessories designer treated her audience to a spectacular performance of a giant Rubik’s cube come to life. Across a grid-like set, boxes moved seamlessly while light projections offered a rainbow-hued display. The handbags were just as fun, featuring Pac Man patterns, floral motifs and candy-like embellishments.
Renaissance sportswear is a thing
Most recognised for her experimental textures and simple shapes, Danielle Romeril branched out this season with a collection of ornate 16th century-meets-sportswear inspired designs. Structured, bell-sleeved jacketsA jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing. were given an urban edge with zips and drawstring details, while wide-leg trousers came with cut-outs and sheer racing stripes on the knees. Order Lamisil