Industry insider’s share their thoughts.
We are really excited about London, especially after last season when it was the strongest week on the calendar. We are already seeing such a great reaction to all of our British brands in store. Our particular favourites are JW Anderson, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Erdem (pictured) and Antonio Berardi, which all have a totally different viewpoint and attract a diverse clientele.
London Fashion Week has taken centre stage as the creative capital of the world. British designers, including Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, Lulu & Co, Roksanda Ilincic (pictured) and Erdem, have crossed over into commercial successes. And with the return of Burberry and new additions like Tom Ford, it is a must-stop for all international buyers and press.
I always love the diverse representation of collections showcased in London. It’s great to see leading favourites such as Christopher Kane (pictured), Erdem and Burberry Prorsum alongside emerging designers and I’m looking forward to seeing Rag & Bone in the line-up. This LFW, Harrods is launching a Manolo Blahnik boutique and hosting a signing with Scott Schuman for his book The Sartorialist: Closer on September 17.
One of the best shows last year was Moschino Cheap & Chic. The atmosphere was really exciting and the tongue-in-cheek essence of the brand really came across. Of some of the less-established designers, the Antipodium (pictured) show is a definite must-see. The guys use models spanning a wide age range, which suits the signature androgynous pieces well and also highlights the timelessness of the product.