As the autumn/winter 2015 London Fashion Week collections get into full swing, we have selected our top ten moments from some of our favourite Fenwick brands. Enjoy!
Ten of our favourite London Fashion Week moments
1. Hue la la
Jonathan Saunders’ rainbow-bright collection, with its technicolour dreamcoats shown against a backdrop of Panatone pillars, was a joy to behold.
All images courtesy of the British Fashion Council
2. Back to school
Sssh. There was no talking at Orla Kiely’s studious presentation inspired by a university library and complete with giggling grey-stockinged models skimming the shelves. This was one show that definitely made us want to go back to school.
3. For rainy days and Mondays
Fashion loves the Seventies right now and so it seems does Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Its free-spirited folksy collection, featuring an explosion of florals and lace-fronted bodices, all presented to a soundtrack of The Carpenters, was a real feel-good show.
4. We’ll take the shrimp
Famed for coating the stars in bright faux fur, this season Shrimps’ outerwear came with a dusting of sparkle. Our favourites? The fun faux-fur trimmed accessories of course.
5. There’s something about Mary
Famed for the mind-blowing labour-intensity of her work, this season was no exception for London Fashion Week star, Mary Katrantzou. Exploring an alchemy of textile innovations the Greek maestro wowed once again.
6. Practically perfect
It’s exciting times for British luxury heritage brand Mulberry with Celine’s head accessory designer Johnny Coca now at the helm. Its autumn collection, inspired by Georgian architecture, was filled with remarkable craftsmanship including this Alpaca knit crafted using Scottish thistles.
7. Freak like me
Shoe-designer-of-the-moment Sophia Webster’s presentation - showcasing her new take on the thigh-high lace-up boot and a sci-fi version of her famous winged-heels – was futuristic and fantastic.
8. A moving collection
It’s hard work being a model, so designer Henry Holland decided to give his a break by featuring a moving travelator in place of the catwalk at his House of Holland show. This star-studded show is always guaranteed good fun.
9. Flight of fancy
Pioneering female aviators Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson were the inspiration for Belstaff’s Pursuit of Freedom autumn/winter 2015 collection. We can't wait for the neutral layering and khaki green as well as the famous Roadmaster coat reworked in cashmere.
10. Finally, grunge returns
Nineties grunge rebels will love creative director Amy Powney’s take on retro wallpaper florals and oversized mannish tailoring for Maia Norman’s label Mother of Pearl.
By Claire Brayford