If you think that New York Fashion Week was a veritable fashion plate, just wait until you see what's going on across the pond. Pastel hair, intricate nail art, and even scrunchies have been worn and adored by the women who take London Fashion Week by storm. Click through to see some of the coolest examples of street style. London calling!
London Fashion Week's street style is a lesson in all things ladylike, prep, punk, and polished — a mix of creative styling that's rife with inspiration to translate to your own closet (just look left to Vogue Australia's Christine Centenera for the proof). Now, as we make the jump to Milan (to continue the month-long Fashion Week marathon), we're taking a last look at the best street style from London town (that's 102 snaps, to be exact) — click through for everything from the very charming to the ultracool right here.
London Fashion Week is a wrap, which means it's time to look back at our favorite accessories before charging on to Milan and Paris. Without giving away too much, let's just say that we were big fans of Burberry Prorsum's adorable heart-print handbags — while also falling in love with the oversize envelope clutches offered up by Sass & Bide, Matthew Williamson, and Paul Smith. Ready to drool? Just click through now to check out 20 of the best bags from London's Fall '13 runways.
In its wake, London Fashion Week has left us with some major trends to consider: brilliant prints, new favorite hues (like every shade of pink), and the bag to have from the British design-world heavyweights. The animal print dotting suits and coats everywhere from Burberry to Moschino and the deep red colors washed on Christopher Kane and Preen's confections are the stuff our Fall 2013 wardrobe dreams are made of. What else is on our watch list come Autumn? High-impact sheer at Tom Ford and Erdem, plus all the intricate prints at Peter Pilotto and beyond. But, there's more — all you need to know about the biggest trends straight from LFW is right here. Keep clicking for our full trend report.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom and Chi Diem Chau
From the stacked-heel loafers at Mulberry and Moschino to the metallic kicks at Julien Macdonald, there were lots of hot shoes to hit the runways at London Fashion Week — and before we head to Milan, we're rewinding a bit to celebrate the selection of chic footwear that England had to offer. We've rounded up 40 of our favorite pairs from Fall '13 for you to peruse right now; get clicking, and prepare to start drafting your wish lists.
Just like at New York Fashion Week, celebrities flock to London Fashion Week to line the front row and take in the collections. Whether they're front-row staples at their favorite label's show or a designer's muse du jour, their presence is always noted. Flip through to see some of the familiar faces that have been spotted in the front row and beyond.
— Additional reporting by Jaime Richards
Cotton-candy pinks and minty greens aren't the kinds of hues one expects to see on a Fall runway, but then again, Roksanda Ilincic isn't just any old designer. "I wanted to have a breath of Spring fresh air and break with tradition," the designer explained. By working that pastel palette into softly feminine silhouettes in fluttering silk and pearlized PVC, that mission was definitely accomplished.
But if featherweight dresses in ice-cream hues sound a tad impractical for October's frosty chill, don't worry: Ilincic's got you covered — literally. Cuddly fur coats and midi-length skirts in fuzzy chenille were plenty present, too, as was a generous helping of crackly eggplant-colored neoprene.
Those kooky London kids are at it again. Wild prints, electric-hued hair, inventive matching — London Fashion Week always offers the most eclectic street-style sightings around. But there's also a fair dose of understated chicness to be found, and thanks to the record number of international editors in town (we blame Tom Ford), this season London seems to be offering the perfect balance of both. Our favorites, in the slideshow.
London Fashion Week kicks off the shows in Europe, and we're zooming in on the final touches: the nails. From nail art to trending colors, we'll give you the first look at all the designer nail trends throughout London Fashion Week. Don't forget to come back to see the latest shots.
Grandma chic has very rarely looked this good. For her Fall 2013 collection, Simone Rocha devised an elegant and forthrightly peculiar tribute to both of her grandmothers, Margaret Gleeson and Cecilia Rocha. Their nationalities (Gleeson was Irish, Rocha was Chinese) seemed to have little bearing on the clothing here, which instead focused on the designer's respect for the two women. A prim sleeveless dress, coat, and suit with a reverse peplum in Pepto Bismol pink opened the show, followed quickly by a few pieces in a solid black fabric or black lace. Then came pieces in ladylike shapes cut from unexpected fabrics, like a tube top and skirt in black patent leather, or a white shirt trimmed with a faux-leopard collar. But even the kookiest of the garments looked cozy and easy to wear. And as if to underscore that idea, Rocha paired every look with flats. And after seasons of sky-high platforms, what better time to give granny's arches a rest?