London Fashion Week kicked off in true style on the 19th February with the designers showcasing their collections for Autumn/Winter 2016. Friday saw Charlotte Olympia’s debut runway show held in the Roundhouse, the theme was mix of dark film noir with hints of intergalactic elements. All the models were cad in black coats, bodysuits and dresses that won’t be available to purchase as the real emphasis was on the accessories. The staging and seating was set so the audience were eye level with the shoes and bags. Big and bold was the general footwear style and had some major Ziggy Stardust vibes, the bags were geometric and minimal with flashes of glitter and occasionally animal print that could have come directly from a cabaret club.
Other collections on Friday were by the likes of Ryan Lo, a Hong Kong born designer whose style has been romantic fantasy, there was copious amounts of pinks and red with patterns that could match Gucci’s recent floral pattern statement. A personal favourite was PPQ who yet again embraced London’s cutting-edge fashion with vivid colourings and the nineties grunge trend.
Overall the day was filled with clean cut bold colours, and a real feel of dark romantic styling mixed the grunge street-style trend. The beauty for the day was fairly natural, occasional eyeshadow with some models also sporting a dark lip.
The day also showed presentations from Le Kilt, J. JS Lee, Manual Facchini, Sandie Williams, Paul Costelloe, Steventai, John Smedley, Alicie Archer, Bora Aksu, Central Saint Martins MA, DAKS, Eudon Choi, Felder Felder, Fyodor Golan.
The first day of London Fashion Week definitely set the bar pretty high.
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