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London Fashion Week: day one, buyer diary

Machine A’s founder and buying director Stavros Karelis on the first day of London Fashion Week spring 18, including his stand out womenswear catwalk collections.

Why do you attend London Fashion Week?

We always come to LFW to be inspired and see the range of new ideas.

How was today at London Fashion Week?

Mood so far has been good. The weather is starting to turn so people are definitely in the mood for the new season and new clothes.

What collections stood out today?

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Rmal rtw ss18 0414

Richard Malone spring 18

At Richard Malone there was a cute evolution of his stripes and patterned themes in blue and it was quite fresh. The cello versions of r’n’b classics was a musical highlight.

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Knrr rtw ss18 0006

Paula Knorr spring 18

We loved how Paula Knorr has developed her signature look for spring 18. Ruched shirting dresses and scallop edged trousers were great updated silhouettes for the catwalk. Rosy metallics contrasted with white shirts and slick red vinyl kept the collection both glamorous and sexy.

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Jaku rtw ss18 0635

Marta Jakubowski spring 18

Marta Jakubowski’s first catwalk collection showcased her Sex and the City vibe of NYC power dressing. Girls strutted out in stilettos to “Got to be real” in an expanded range of suits, swimwear, and macs in her signature block colours. Polka dot cutaway dresses were also a fun addition.

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Ashley williams

Ashley Williams spring 18

Ashley William’s Anxiety hair pins and diamante sandals paired with coach jackets and slouchy dresses gave off a sexy tomboy vibe. Pink and black tiger print dresses, ‘Parli Inglesi’ printed hoodies, and knitted biker shorts lent a cheeky vintage mashup of early 1990s styles.

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