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My 7 Favourite Shows From London Fashion Week AW15

my 7 favourite shows from london fashion week aw15, FashionBite

My 7 Favourite Shows From London Fashion Week AW15

my 7 favourite shows from london fashion week aw15, FashionBite

With London Fashion Week now closed for another season and the glitz of Milan in full swing, I’ve trawled all the new collections to bring you the highlights, more specifically my 7 favourite shows, from the abundance unveiled at British fashion’s biggest event.


Burberry always anchors the London Fashion Week calendar and like Marc Jacobs is to New York, Christopher Bailey is to London. Look to Burberry’s show if you want to get a whiff of the most commercial trends to hit the British high street come fall and – if this season is anything to go by – fringing will be BIG. Those fringed ankle boots have got my name on them…


With a beautiful use of colour and always the most exquisite fabrics, I’ve seen Roksanda Ilincic many times at London Fashion Week, from her small fringe show at the beginning with On|Off to her now big, fully packed shows attended by the likes of Anna Wintour. It’s wonderful to see her grow as a designer and she produces collection after collection of stunning, wearable pieces which are created to make women look good.


It is amazing to see Christopher Raeburn also grow, from the gangly guy I chatted to in front of his stand at Esthetica, showcasing parkas he’d made from recycled vintage parachutes, to the fully fledged London Fashion Week designer with a show to match. I love his stuff and this season did not disappoint. Wow! Outstanding.


Mary Katrantzou catapulted on to the fashion scene in a cacophony of brightly coloured, graphic prints and this is what she became known for. But, the last few seasons she has moved away from the more overt prints into what are far more commercial collections and overall a more grown up look.


What can I say about Jonathan Saunders, a designer that needs little introduction? He delivers. A ’60’s vibe with a distinctly modern twist this season, he creates clothes that make you stand out – in all the right ways.


Going back to the 80’s this season J.W Anderson created a colourful collection for the androgynous gal. A young designer, he’s done incredibly well in his career so far, with best selling Versace and Topshop collaborations already under his belt.


And the award for most exciting set goes to Anya Hindmarch, who created a mock motorway (inspired by the M25) complete with models emerging in lanes, overhead LED speed limits and the London Gay Men’s Chorus dressed in road worker high vis jackets singing alongside the finale. This designer knows how to take mundane items and create best selling bags, a favourite of Kate Middleton amongst others, she inspires a raft of high street copies.

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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