London Fashion Week is known for showcasing and celebrating emerging designers. The city’s youth game is unmatched in the competing capitals, but there is also a brilliant tension between the experimental side of London Fashion Week and the establishment. Great British heritage brands, such as Burberry, sit alongside young upstarts, including Fashion East’s graduates. And, of course, there are the gatekeepers.
The likes of Erdem, Christopher Kane, and Roksanda, who are still holding down the fort at London Fashion Week, and consistently keeping the world’s eye watching the London fashion scene.
VICTORIA BECKHAM'S 10th Anniversary
Victoria Beckham is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her brand with a triumphant return to the motherland. While the designer's studio is based in London, Beckham has historically presented her collections in New York where her sleek sense of modernity and power-dressing has been a natural fit. On Sunday, September 16th at 10 am we'll see if the change of scenery will impact her creative approach. Either way, we're in for an emotional – and hopefully nostalgic – ride with the pop idol who became a fashion icon and won over the pickiest industry in the world. Fingers crossed for some Spice Girls on the front row.
What To Expect From The SS19 Shows At London Fashion Week?
London is traditionally known for its young designers, but in recent years the success of the city's fashion week has turned it into a much more dynamic affair. The electric tension between huge powerhouses and emerging designers makes for an unpredictable week with a schedule you can't really pre-empt. Last season, for instance, Richard Quinn stole the show in more ways than one when the Queen decided to make an unannounced appearance.
This September, Quinn and his emerging peer designers are back, but by the looks of it, this London Fashion Week could be overtaken by the establishment.
Halpern, Matty Bovan and Richard Quinn will fly the flag for the future establishment amongst so many other young and emerging designers responsible for retaining London Fashion Week's reputation as the ultimate breeding ground for new talent. As far as news angles go, September's shows in the British capital may be dominated by the establishment but rest assured: none of them would show in London were it not for its young and experimental backbone. At the end of the day, in this city, it's the kids who run the show.
Fashion Trends From the Shows
What does confidence look like in 2018? How about femininity? Is “molto sexy” still a valid dress code in this new era of reckoning for gender politics? What about power dressing? Designers had a lot on their minds during the autumn/winter 2018 shows – and with hundreds of show pictures and reviews coming in over the past four weeks, you could be forgiven for having missed some of their best quotes.
Read the entire London Fashion 2018 Week summary here.