Another season in the capital breezes by as the stylish set focus their sights on the next of the global fashion weeks, Milan. But as always, London went out with a bang leaving us wanting more until next time. Here are five fabulous fashion moments that we loved from London Fashion Week 2015:
Baring the bump at Temperley London
Pregnant models strutted their stuff down the runway in Alice Temperley’s show, in a bold testament to the power and beauty of the female body. “They’re beautiful and they’re friends and they are models. Why not show them when they’re pregnant?” said the designer of Jacquetta Wheeler and Caroline Winberg, the two models who bared the bump. And Wheeler, who rocked a show-stopping sequin gown with absolute confidence, more than proved the point.
Theatrical sets and showmanship
It’s often said that fashion is as much about the shows at it is about the theatricality behind them, and this season London gave all to the spectacle behind the clothes. Preen transformed their show into a tube station whilst British welly brand Hunter indulged in dramatic cascading waterfalls that accompanied the models down the runway, in a somewhat ironic tribute to the great British weather.
The return of Gareth Pugh
Showing that he was most certainly back with a bang, Gareth Pugh celebrated his return to London Fashion Week with fierce models of painted faces and tribal references to Queen Bouddica, a celebrated English ancient warrior queen. Oversized shaggy silhouettes and close cropped hair completed the strong attitude of the show as Pugh made it clear that he was back for good.
Christopher Kane brings sexy back
Sizzling cocktail dresses made with outlines of naked bodies, layers of tulle and floaty gorgeousness saw Christopher Kane grab our attention in what was by far the sexiest show of the week. Teaming his lusty appeal with the balletic and body-enhancing nature of the collection made for an interesting play of counterpoints as the designer explored animal attraction and celebrated flaunting all you’ve got.
The high street goes high fashion
British super-brand Topshop has long been treading a fine line between its high street and high fashion offerings, having shown on the LFW schedule for some seasons now. This year saw the store step it up a notch with their Topshop Unique show, which mixed a retro party girl vibe complete with faux fur, shiny trousers and tousled hair with the more preened polo necks teamed with elaborate embroidered skirts and other patterns. Topshop it may be, but this show welcomed in a new era of high street fashionable attire that most definitely had a high fashion edge to it.