Bringing together the good, the bad and the edgy of the fashion world in one glorious whirlwind of autumn/winter 2017 collection shows, presentations and raucous after-parties, London Fashion Week AW17 was another hit.
We were there to rub shoulders with the A-listers filling the front rows of the likes of Pam Hogg and Burberry’s shows, as well as chat with the diverse spectrum of attendees who had flocked from far and wide to catch the runway of their favourite designers or simply take in some brilliant street-style watching.
We went down to the fashion week’s most anticipated show to catch the gut reactions of Burberry’s high-calibre audience, including Elizabeth Debicki, Jourdan Dunn, Tinie Tempah, Rebecca Hall, Anya Taylor-Joy, Samantha Cameron, Suki Waterhouse, Dongyu Zhou, Kris Wu, Sarah Ellen, Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell and more.
Noel Fielding had pride of place in the front row of Pam Hogg’s hotly anticipated “army of lovers” catwalk show at Freemason’s Hall. We got talking to him about being a fan and friend of the edgy designer, the eccentric dress of the crowd and turning up in the clothes he was wearing the night before…
Lady Victoria Hervey and Chloe Paige were also there, suitably attired for the presentation of the risque collection, and chatted to us about their expectations for the show and the best things about London fashion week.
The likes of Hatty Keane, Betsy-Blue English and Olivia Buckland had also dressed to impress.
Fashion guru Heavy D and model Sonny Turner had some strong words about diversity on the catwalk.
We then wanted to hear from the people rocking the street-style of London’s Fashion Week, what excited them most about the event.
And who their favourite designers were.
And most importantly, how long they spend deciding what they’re going to wear: which apparently can be anything from five minutes to two weeks.
Daniel Lismore, Hatty Keane and Heavy D have their thoughts on Pam Hogg.
As the weekend drew to a close we caught up with influential fashion blogger Charlotte de Carle, Anna Magalhães, Jordan Kelsey and other “fashion victims” on what had stood out for them this season.
And finally we comforted ourselves with the beautiful live music of the Kennington Quartet backing up a stunning presentation from Spanish designer Emilio de la Morena on the final day.
Until next season…
By Sarah Bradbury. First published on The Upcoming on 27th February 2017.
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For further information about London Fashion Week AW17 see here.