London Fashion Week comes to an end after a series of exciting shows, presentations and events. From Riccardo Tisci’s debut at Burberry to the first-ever Alexachung show, we’ve picked out some of the standout moments from the five-day event
Riccardo Tisci’s first collection for Burberry
On Monday afternoon, Riccardo Tisci presented his inaugural collection as the new chief creative officer of Burberry. Ever since Tisci was announced the successor to Christopher Bailey in March 2018 there’s been much speculation as to the direction in which he would take the brand. Mixing men’s and women’s fashion, the co-ed show consisted of an impressive 134 looks and finally put an end to all the conjecture. Tisci played with the house’s signature codes in a collection that featured plenty of beige, trenches and the new Burberry monogram. Tisci’s debut heralded a new chapter for the British brand, setting the tone for things to come.
Anya Hindmarch’s Chubby Cloud
True to form, Anya Hindmarch opted for something a little different for fashion week. At London’s Banqueting House the designer created an immersive installation called Chubby Cloud. It was based on the cloud motif found in her AW18 collection and took the form of a giant white bean bag. Over the course of three days guests were invited to meditate, enjoy a bedtime story read by Poppy Delevingne, and listen to discussions between thought-provoking speakers such as Derek Blasberg and Edie Campbell. The packed programme was complemented by a pop-up café and shop.
Victoria Beckham first London show
Victoria Beckham’s spring/summer 2019 show was a twofold standout moment at London Fashion Week; after having always been part of the NYFW schedule, not only did the designer bring her show to London for the first time, but it was also an occasion to mark the brand’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate, Victoria Beckham unveiled an elegant collection comprising long dresses, chic tailoring and statement accessories.
10 years of Mary Katrantzou
Victoria Beckham wasn’t the only designer to have a landmark anniversary this season; Mary Katrantzou also celebrated a decade of her eponymous label with a beautiful spring/summer 2019 show. Drawing on her archives, the designer explored a theme which has always been central to her work, collecting. The result was a vivid collection, comprising plenty of the designer’s signature prints.
Alexa Chung takes to the catwalk
While some were celebrating 10 years of being in the business, others made their first steps on the catwalk this season. Alexachung can be counted among the latter. The namesake label founded by celebrity Alexa Chung in 2017, showed as part of the official London Fashion Week schedule for the first time. Called Arrivals and Departures, the collection was inspired by travel and airport lounges and featured everything from Hawaiian prints and bucket hats to tailoring and pastel-hued dresses.
Nicholas Kirkwood returns to London
Instead of presenting during Paris Fashion Week, footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood decided to be part of the London calendar this season. Model Winnie Harlow and actress Rose McGowan were just two of the names who appeared in the show, which was based on the concept of hacking and activism. This dystopian concept served as the backdrop for luminescent boots, futuristic trainers and gravity-defying heels.