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London Fashion Week AW18 highlights

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A little peek at what went on

We love fashion week! And this year’s Autumn Winter offering did not disappoint. Here’s a speedy round up of a few of our faves.

The Queen

First and foremost, can we please mention the highlight of the entire week; the actual Queen herself was front row at Richard Quinn’s show, soaking up the LFW vibes and clearly enjoying her time among fashion’s own royalty. There to present Mr Quinn with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, Her Majesty looked quite at home next to Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, watching the models parade down the runway in royalty-inspired headscarves tied at the chin.

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Bailey’s rainbow swansong

Cara Delevingne graced the catwalk for Christopher Bailey’s final collection for Burberry, which featured rainbows scattered across it and culminating in a joyful rainbow striped fur cape with signature lining. The collection was on sale 90 minutes after it left the catwalk!

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Black’s back… it never left.

It’s true, black never goes out of fashion, and true to form, there was lots of black on display across many shows. Christopher Kane’s lacy sheer number was a highlight.

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Shine your face up

Sequins and shimmer are still glittering across the runway, and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi even amped it up one notch further with the models sporting radiant, shimmering faces.

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It’s all in the detail

You’ve got to love a bit of detail, and we saw cute embellishments throughout the week. Temperley went for floaty skirts teamed with pretty embellished jackets which are just sweet!

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Big on brocade

Brocade was big. Erdem and Mary Katranzou featured some brilliant brocade, not at all like your granny’s curtains! Erdem’s collection was inspired by Fred Astaire’s sister, Adele.

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Colour pops

Strong, simple colours created a much needed playful pop to the cold and bleak February. JW Anderson mixed it up, showing his men’s and women’s collections at the same time, on one catwalk.

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Orange. And lots of it

Orange seems to be emerging as a standout colour for AW18, and rising start Molly Goddard injected even more colour into the week with an orange tulle creation in her trademark voluminous shape.

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The future’s silver

And if we’re talking eye catching pieces, the venue itself for MM6 Maison Margiela certainly created a talking point. Held in a London pub, the venue took on a sort-of 80s view of futuristic, as everything – from the walls to the beer taps – was covered in silver foil. As were the clothes. With Creative Director John Galliano, we saw updated versions of classics, with a silvery twist.

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Fierce femininity

And finally… channelling protective demolition attire, Gareth Pugh brought angles and sharp lines to his collection, exaggerating the female silhouette with a celebration of strong, powerful women.

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And there you have it, just a little snapshot of the week. Can’t wait to see how it influences our high streets!

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