It literally feels like we’ve only just said goodbye to SS16 and here we are again, confusingly in spring but this time we’re looking at autumn collections. Seems the LFW circus has rolled into town once more!
Day one is always my favourite; everyone is well rested, impatient to see the shows and in no way jaded by the typical fashion crowd that usually rock up to these events. In fact, at this point I’m practically charmed by them.
First up for us on the schedule was DAKS (we streamed Bora Aksu in the end, as we had a rather large LFW competition to launch!) where strong silhouettes, combined with classic tailoring and girly touches of lace and sheer made it a beautifully gothic collection. Tip for next season- buy a brooch.
Next up Sahar and I hit up Fyodor Golan in the new (is it still new after a season?) car park venue. I’m yet to be convinced this should be the official home of LFW; however much scented candles you want to light, it’s still a car park.
After trekking up the hill to the catwalk, we were pleasantly surprised to be seated in the third row, which meant a brilliant view, only slightly obscured by fashion goers and their outlandish headwear.
Acid brights and brogues are the IN thing for next season if Fyodor Golan have their way. Against the stark white of the room the neon pinks, blues and greens clashed spectacularly. The gold lame jacket and brogues are going straight on my wish list!
Our final stop of the night was a corker- PPQ! Even though we got lost in the rain, we made it in time to see by far the most wearable collection of LFW so far. PVC (stay with me) swinging 60s dresses, 70s flares, massive beehives, fluffy hoods and dresses you could wear on the beach or on a night out.
Bring on Day 2!
Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle
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