London Fashion Week always surprises us with funny and quirky designs and crazy accessories. It didn’t disappoint us this year since we saw very eccentric accessories from furry royal guard hats by Daks and ruffled headpieces by John Rocha to Burberry personalized blankets.
Christopher Bailey’s accessories were an absolute hit. He showed us a brand new way to wear a printed scarf and painted bags, boots and belts with flower motifs. He also designed some amazing kilim inspired totes and shocked us with a range of colorful blankets with woven initials of models.
Towards the end of week we saw Anya Hindmarch show with kooky bags inspired by British products such as Ariel washing powder, Swan matches, Custard Cream biscuits and even bags of crisps. It was her witty answer to logomania trend which is going to be very popular this year, but there are some cute logotype-free handbags too.
When it comes to shoes, there were plenty of imaginative designs from Emilio de la Morena’s open toe velvet shoes to Sophia Webster colorful heels.
Christopher Bailey’s fall/winter collection for Burberry is a continuation of his pre-fall for women and fall/winter menswear range that we have seen in January. There are a lot of beautiful winter florals printed on scarves and dresses, but also painted on sheepskin. They are paired with colorful carpet totes, painted leather boots and hand bags.
Warm winter scarves are worn in a brand new way: casually thrown around the neck and pinched at the waist with painted belts. There were layers of fabrics with clashing prints and patterns floating around the body and it all looked very relaxed and chic. We have also seen a number of matching menswear outfits, and a series of personalized blankets with initials of models at the end of the show.
With Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell, Matilda Lowther, Malaika Firth, Charlotte Wiggins and Sam Rollinson walking down the catwalk, it was a truly spectacular show and the front row was packed with celebrities from Anna Wintour to Harry Styles and Bradley Cooper who was there to support his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.