13 Things To Take Away From LFW
It was the week that saw supermodels, street stylers and selfies galore descend on our capital. And we took our Frow-side position very seriously, dedicated as we are to bringing you the hottest happenings from the runway and beyond…
1 The Show: Burberry Look Editor @GILLYFERG
‘I have a confession. I cried during the Burberry September show. I didn’t cry watching The Notebook, or when Brangelina split, nor at my own wedding. Yet I cried while Burberry’s Christopher Bailey worked his fash magic during LFW. Whether it was the soundtrack (by composer Ilan Eshkeri), the location (Makers House, Soho) or the fact it was the most covetable collection I had ever laid eyes on… I cried. For me, this was quite simply Burberry’s best show to date. A love letter to English history, customers could live-shop silk pyjama suits, cavalry Jackets and ruffles galore. I felt like I was watching a BBC period drama in real time. Pushing the “See Now, Buy Now” shopping experience further than any brand has dared before, Burberry excelled themselves. While I blubbed.’
2 The Insta Hit: Temperley’s Dress
Temperley London’s catwalk was one of the prettiest in town, with the designer herself describing it as ‘a 24-hour Temperley tribe.’ But there was one dress in particular that became a social media sensation thanks to its intricate embroidery on spun-sugar-light organza. We’d happily wear the above for 24 hours.
3 The Mood: Nostalgia
Because looking back is the new black...
GET ready to Clap, the SLOGANS are Back!
House of Holland celebrates its 10th birthday this year, so naturally this called for a celebration on the catwalk. And as well as a cool-girl collection of gingham and ruffles, Henry Holland brought back his fashion groupie tees. Shop them right now at houseofholland.co.uk.
CROCS Got Cool?
No, really. As one of the most universally despised shoes on the planet, it would take a very brave designer to decide to pair them with almost every look. But Christopher Kane doesn’t have a faint heart, so he embellished his Crocs with crystals and made the FROW gasp.
the Bayswater is Back…
...and bigger than ever. Models carried the SS17 spin on the classic Mulberry bag under their arms, which was no mean feat given the size of these things. At least we know we could definitely fit all our essentials in one, though, which is good news.
4 Shop The FROW
Affordable looks with a celeb seal of approval? Thank heavens for the high street
5 Now... Shop The Show!
Ain’t no party like a LFW Topshop party, but there was one major change this season: the clothes were instantly shoppable via a strategically placed pop-up. Eighties influences prevailed with super-high waists and prim chiffon blouses offset by sexy slit skirts and silky slip dresses. Most of the collection is AW16 and is available RN; the rest is Pre-summer 2017, dropping around November. Once again, Topshop’s blazing a trail and where they go, we’ll follow…
6 Best In Shoe
From It heels to the fanciest flats in town, behold the shoes the style set couldn’t get enough of this season. The big question is, how did they fare on London’s cobbles?
7 The Nail Bar
The perfect plus-ones for your new season shoes
8 hair report
The new season styles to take note of
Super Soaker Seen at Markus Lupfer & SHRIMPS
Post-holiday swim or fresh from a British summer downpour, there’s no need to stress about the wet state of your locks next season. Why? Because fashion says it’s cool.
retro ringlets Seen at topshop & Barbara Casasola
Curls are officially trending! Avoid the 80s perm and get the look for yourself by taking a tiny-barrelled curler and styling each section in parts, starting from the top curl vertically downwards, to help the hair drop more.
mishap hair Seen at erdeem & Preen
Backstage, stylists swapped brushes for fingers and hair was purposefully messed up. Great news for girls that always do their hair in a hurry (that’s all of us, right?).
Show ponies Seen at teatum jones, david koma & Pringle
Not only helping us with hair inspo for a rainy LFW, SS17 ponytails are also going to be the style we all wear next summer. We saw every version, from sleek to undone, but our favourite by far were the ones at Teatum Jones, where they did a mini-fishtail plait half way down. Now we just need to learn how to do it…
9 cheat sheet
The beauty trends we’ll be hitching and ditching next spring
Imperfect POUTS Are The New Precisely lined
Ladies, liner is out. The lip of the season is soft, feathered and perfectly messy. At Emilia Wickstead, pros pressed colour on with their fingers for an undone finish. At Temperely, natural-looking matte lips stole the show.
What to use:
(5) Rodial Suede Lips in Melrose Ave, £22 (6) Sisley Phyto-lip Twist Matte in Kiss, £29
flowersare The New Glitter
See ya, sparkles. Next season is all about petals. Gripped or glued,they’ll be everywhere from our face to our hair. Get obsessed now.
What to use:
BORA AKSU used (2) KMS California HAIRSTAY Medium Hold Spray, £14.50, to keep the floral embellished hair in check, and MAC make-up artists fixed dried flowers all over the models at Preen using (1) Duo Adhesive lash glue, £10.
rust is The New eye shade
We never thought we’d change our mind about red eyeshadow, but one peek at the burnt copper eyes at Topshop and the next day there we were applying the colour to our lids. So fickle.
What to use:
(3) topshop Contour Wand in Angles, £12 (4) topshop Lips in Mink, £8
GLOSSY BODS Are The New MATTE TANS
From the dream gleam at Julien Macdonald to the tailored tans at Preen, St. Tropez owned the runway.
What to use:
(7) St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, £25, was layered on top of models’ tans to leave limbs with a supersheen-like finish. Perfect pins like Hailey Baldwin? Yes, please…
We asked, you hashtagged. A lot. Our #LWIW campaign was trending all Fashion Week long and these are just some of the amazing looks you uploaded. Top marks, ladies…
11 Shrug Off Your Jacket
Forget shoulder robing – the new way to wear your cover-up is off your shoulder. It looks cool but does restrict movement. Fashion doesn’t want you to…
Make a cup of tea Answer your phone Embrace a loved one Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care
12 written in the Stars
Next time you look up at the night sky, you won’t just be seeing stars – you’ll be gazing at SS17’S celestial obsession. Preen brought the heavens to the catwalk with an array of show-stopping frocks, but the trend’s already lighting up the high street in a big way too. From glittering dresses to star-emblazoned sneaks, invest in these pieces now and your new season wardrobe will be out of this world.
Jumper, £32 urban outfitters Shoes, £35 Marks & spencer
Fearne’s Frugal Knit & Fancy Mules Just add tailored trews.
olivia’s Zara strides Clearly Ms Palermo’s a girl after our own hearts… Trousers, £59.99, Zara
Jacket, £195 Skirt, £125 Both topshop Heels, £49 charles & KEITH Ella’s High street Hotties OK, the clobber’s all Toppers, but Ella got her killer heels from under-the-radar label CHARLES & KEITH.
Daisy’s Dreamy Dress Ruffles? Check. Florals? Check. Sheer? If you forgo the slip like Daisy did…
Dress, £45 v by very
Dress, £175 topshop Unique Skirt, £265 topshop Unique
Alexa’s Vampy Vinyl Overcoat Brace yourselves for the new It coat, which happens to be from M&S’S next Archive By Alexa collection, launching on 1 November . NEED.
Coat, £95 Jeans, £58 T-shirt, £15, all topshop
Jessica’s topshop showstoppers Ms Hart’s proof the embroidered jean trend is still worth buying into.
Dress, £225 topshop Unique
Coat, £89, Archive By Alexa at marks & spencer
Blouse, £135 topshop Unique
Heels, £69, Topshop
Trainers, £22, Dorothy Perkins
MAC Nail Lacquer in Quick Million, £10. Seen at… House Of Holland
Nails Inc The Reflectors in Primrose Street, £14. Seen… at Shrimps
Shoes, £45, Schuh
Ballet flats, £29.99, Zara
Boots, £80, Schuh
Burberry Nail Polish in Stone Green, £45 (part of a set). Seen at… Burberry, obvs!
ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong, £120 Wella EIMI Sugar Lift Spray, £9.90
In keeping with the nautical theme of the show, the girls’ hair was styled to appear like they’d spent the day at sea erdem
A concoction of oils, gels and creams gave hair serious sheen markuslupfer
At Ashley Williams, hair was wrapped around long pins, crimped, then blasted with dry shampoo for extra lift Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler, £19.99 toni&guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo, £7.49
Cloud 9 Hair Straighteners,
£139 L’oréal Professional Shower Shine, £14.29
Phyto Sculpting Gel, £15 Bumble and Bumble Bb. Curl Antihumidity Gel-oil, £25
(Left to right:) Dress, £60, Helmut Lang at The Outnet Blouse, £485, MARCH11 Shirt, £1,110 Bag, £725, both Gucci
Jacket, £65, Topshop
Jacket, £395, Karl Lagerfeld Dress, £255, Related
Bag, £18, ASOS
Dress, £440, Michael Kors Shoes, £780, Manolo Blahnik Bag, £1,040, Gucci
Dress, £65, ASOS White Shoes, £40, ASOS Bag,£29.99, Zara
9 1 Dress, £148, Réalisation 2 Hooks, £3.99 for two, H&M 3 Jeans, £49.99, Mango 4 Purse, £12, Accessorize 5 Skirt, £69, & Other Stories 6 Trainers, £24.99, Quiz 7 Jumpsuit, £59, V by Very 8 Heels, £46, Topshop 9 Boots, £125, Dune 10 Light, £9.99, New Look 11 Jumper, £18, Matalan