Three days gone, two to go. It's funny how we call it London Fashion Week, when it's only five days long, compared to NY's 10. Could we spread it out more evenly over a few more days? Well, the blisters on my feet wholeheartedly think so!
Many of the big hitters showed today, which goes some way to explain why 'Mad Monday' hasn't been as impactful in recent years; Sunday, it would seem, is the new Monday.
Topshop Unique, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Mary Katrantzou, Vivienne Westwood and Mulberry were just a few of the 'must-see' shows.
Topshop's FROW was definitely lacking the star pulling power its had in previous years in my view, although Karlie Kloss was a nice addition to the regulars- Jourdan, Suki and Lara.
Alexander McQueen's return to London was a huge triumph- inspired by butterflies, the intricate collection was so beautiful and delicate you would probably have a hard time wearing it unless you were a waif. BUT, undeniably it was stunning. Go Sarah, its your birthday.
Mulberry too was the focus of much whispers, as it made its return to the LFW runway three years after its genius CD stepped down and the brand began its decline. Did this collection under Johnny Coca go some way to saving its rep?
Yes and no in my view- there's definitely some Celine-esque touches in the new range of bags, but to me it still lacks the signature Mulberry style we all came to love. Perhaps it will take a season or two to convince me of Coca's worth.
Other highlights for us included being a mere two feet away from Liv Tyler (yes, really) at the Belstaff presentation.
Her capsule collection for the label was stunning- fur lined parkas, military inspired capes and lashings of leather all inspired by the 1920s aviator Amelia Earhart, who also happened to be a Belstaff beaut back in the day.
Well, that's it from me for now. Time to chill before the madness kicks off again tomorrow with Burberry, Christopher Kane & Erdem all taking centre stage...
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