1. Burberry: Christopher Bailey’s SS16 collection broke more than one fashion barrier, using Snapchat to preview the collection and featuring more accessible, street-inspired pieces. We’re anticipating more against-the-grain features at LFW this year, and will be checking social media to see what else they do!
2. Gareth Pugh: Walking a coin-littered catwalk, Gareth Pugh’s SS16 models wore huge black, red and white wigs, latex leggings and the biggest sequins we’ve ever seen! We’re still waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear star-shaped eyeshadow, but in the meantime, we can’t wait to see what else Gareth Pugh has up his PVC-meets-cashmere sleeve.
3. J.W. Anderson: Puffed sleeves, minuscule bras, and black-and-white squiggles ruled the J.W. Anderson runway last season, so we’re anticipating more of the same this February, with continued innovation in the way this double award winner uses and manipulates fabrics, more sleek lines, and more playfully-subversive pieces.
4. Topshop Unique: High-street turned high-end? Yes please! Topshop Unique’s collection never fails to impress, and we’re looking forward to seeing more top British models on the catwalk and on the FROW. We also can’t wait to see how the brand will use technology this year - maybe a drone fly-by?.
5. Alexander McQueen: Last on our list is Alexander McQueen whose bohemian-esque romantic designs last year included plenty of frills, chains and tiny circle mirrors. We anticipate more riffing on romance for LFW this year, with plenty of intricate detailing.