London Fashion Week Archive

14 Spring Runway Looks With Michelle Obama's Name on Them

Michelle Obama might be a busy woman, but she’s definitely got time to shop. In fact, the FLOTUS knows the importance of power dressing. That doesn’t just mean she’s got the right suits for business affairs or appropriately modest gowns for state dinners. Michelle also dresses based on her location. When she’s in London, she chooses designers like Mary Katrantzou, Preen, and Peter Pilotto, who …

Your Street Style Field Guide From NYC to Paris

Location, location, location — with each Fashion Week destination comes a distinct look. After studying up on the street style of seasons past, we’ve come to our own conclusions about the fashion crowd’s street style M.O. from NYC to London, Milan, and Paris. Dressing the part in NYC might mean outfitting yourself with a downtown-cool vibe and this season’s It bag. But that’s not really …

Inside the BoF 500 Gala Dinner

LONDON, United Kingdom — When we first started envisioning the BoF 500 back in 2013, we had one key thing in mind: collecting together all of the people who shape our industry in an easy-to-use digital index, from behind-the-scenes people catalysing change in the fields of fashion education to high-powered agents for top creative talents to CEOs and the top retailers from around the world. Since then, …

Here’s What Industry Insiders Wore to London Fashion Week SS17

With London Fashion Week in full swing, Highsnobiety‘s eagle-eyed shutterbugs hit up the British capital to document a fresh batch of street style. Included in this image set are branding maestro Barbara Grispini, the brains behind the D/ARK /CONCEPT showroom (#20) and Dazed editor Emma Hope-Allwood (#12). This being London, the usual fashion-forward statement pieces can be seen alongside a whole ton of streetwear pieces from the likes of Palace …

Marques Almeida: one part commercial, two parts Instagram-friendly

For those unfamiliar with Marques Almeida, whose CV includes a collaboration with Topshop, celebrity fans including Rihanna, and a young fashion designer of the year prize of €300,000 (£258,000) from LVMH, two consecutive looks at their spring/summer 2017 show at London fashion week epitomise their success. One model wore a black knee-length knitted dress with metal loops – a wearable take on a classic. The …

Emotional Engagement at Burberry

LONDON, United Kingdom — Christopher Bailey’s personal commitment to better living through technology has transformed Burberry, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been moments when he’s wondered if the speed of change wasn’t running away with more humanist considerations. Time to reflect, for instance. But in launching Burberry’s latest initiative – see now, buy now – Bailey engineered a perfect paradox. Never has a Burberry …

Fasten your boob belts! Eight trends from London fashion week

The boob belt Belt up: Donatella Versace for her label Versus, London fashion week S/S 2017. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP Belts and boobs. No, not a Stereophonics B-side, but two problem areas for fashion. First, belts. The past couple of seasons have seen designers insist on anything but conventional buckling, most notably the paper-bag style (Margaret Howell) and the rope belt (Gosha Rubchinskiy). Boobs, meanwhile, continued …

Burberry's seasonless clothes usher in fashion's stream-of-consciousness era

When Virginia Woolf wrote the fantastical biographical novel Orlando, she broke all the rules of time and gender. The protagonist lives for four centuries but ages just 36 years; halfway through, with no explanation, he switches from being a man to a woman. Orlando was Christopher Bailey’s starting point for Burberry’s show, a link more fundamental than the way in which this season’s Cavalry women’s …

The 4th Annual BoF 500 Gala Brings Together Fashion’s Power Players

LONDON, United Kingdom — It was a snapshot of fashion’s power players in 2016. Natalie Massenet was there. So was Kate Moss. So was Elizabeth Saltzman. Tory Burch came with her partner Pierre-Yves Roussel, chairman and chief executive officer of the LVMH fashion group, while Tokyo power couple Verbal and Yoon flew in from Japan. Jonathan Anderson, Mary Katrantzou and Erdem Moralioglu, who had presented …