LFW Fall/Winter 2018: Day 3 Highlights
Here are the collections you need to see...
After a successful first two days of London Fashion Week (we've seen some coveted collections and memorable moments including Christopher Bailey's last show for Burberry, so far), designers continued to showcase their Fall/Winter '18 collections in front of a selection of stylish showgoers.
Here's who caught our eye on day three...
What you need to know: Earlier this week, Rejina Pyo was nominated for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, and it is evident why after the Korean designer unfolded her autumnal collection on day three. Her minimal design aesthetic echoed through a collection that came in a pretty palette of utilitarian hues and had plenty of strong feminine pieces like structured jackets, long trenchcoats, fitted skirts, sleek trousers and silk dresses.
Wishlist piece: The designer debuted her second eponymous footwear collection during the show and those pointed white mules (inspired by Brancusi sculptures) are on top of our lists this season.
What you need to know: Alice Temperley is known for sending bohemian-esque ensembles down the runway during her Temperley London shows but this season, the show was one of the brand's strongest yet. Merging her signature feminine and flirty aesthetic with aviator chic elements, the collection merged romantic-meets-vintage pieces such as thick knits, embellished coats, tailored jackets and military-style belts.
Worth noting: Temperley London's Fall/Winter '18 collection is now available for pre-order on the brand's website (we might just add the finale look on Arizona Muse in our shopping carts).
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
What you need to know: The power of femininity is a reoccurring theme at this year's London Fashion Week and at Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi's autumnal show, it was no different. Inspired by a tribe of female divers around the Korean Jeju island, the collection saw diving suit-inspired neoprene fabrics, signature flowing midi dresses, ruffled sequined skirts and futuristic trenchcoats on display.
Key item: Whilst there were a lot of standout pieces in the collection, there were several printed hoods that caught our eye — modest and marvellously chic.
What you need to know: Known for his fine tailoring and sleek silhouettes, Roland Mouret's designs ruled the runway overnight and we just couldn't help but fall in love with the pieces. In a muted rainbow palette, the collection was inspired by one of Mouret's favourite movies, The Eyes of Laura Mars, and featured trouser suits, coats, oversized knits, bomber style jackets and modest dresses.
Screen-shot moment: Mouret's take on feminine suits was strong and sophisticated this season and the monochrome looks are perfect for taking you from desk to dinner (and beyond).
What you need to know: Josep Font's artistic creativity turned Delpozo's autumnal show into a sculptural affair. With a confetti of colours and signature elements (think oversized lily-pad shaped belts, sequins, prints and achingly cool accessories), the collection boasted colour-block cuts, sparkling silhouettes, deconstructed lines and floral prints. Each of the pieces was inspired by images of water lilies and lotus flowers found in an unpublished edition of National Geographic from the 1930s.
Noteworthy moment: This show marks Font's debut on the London Fashion Week calendar after showcasing in New York for five consecutive years. The collection show was staged at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
MM6 Maison Margiela
What you need to know: We're getting some serious futuristic vibes from the MM6 Maison Margiela presentation. Everything came in a palette of silver and black, complete with sequins, contrasting collars and semi-stripes.
What you might have missed: The backdrop of the presentation space was completely foiled in silver, as was all of the furniture and the walls.
What you need to know: Titled Interior Lives, Mary Katrantzou's F/W'18 collection saw deco-inspired prints with tapestry wrapped around dresses, pointillist paintings on knits, Victorian-inspired structures and armour-like jackets. A somewhat more muted take on her usual kaleidoscopic colour palette, the prints still packed a powerful punch this season.
Instagram-worthy ensemble: There were so many pieces from the collection that screamed 'add to cart' however the silk patterned ensemble (pictured on the far right) is the perfect piece for getting double taps on your #OOTD post.
What you need to know: A Seventies-inspired atmosphere surrounded the Tramp (the long-established Jermyn Street dining-disco club in London) as models fronted Peter Pilotto's new autumnal collection. Some of the dresses were printed and some monochromatic, but all were equally as wearable. Plus, louche loungewear will make going out next season simultaneously cool and comfortable.
Wish list item: The silk pyjama-inspired suits.
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