London Fashion Week SS17

Friday 23 September 2016 by

London Fashion Week is over for another year. The great and sartorially good have gone, and it is now up to us to muse over these offerings and figure out just what in the hell we’re meant to be wearing for SS17. Luckily, I’ve picked my favourite show from each day of LFW to help you choose your spring/summer wardrobe…

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Bora Aksu

Flower crowns featured heavily in Bora Aksu this season, but it was much more woodland nymph than Coachella. Fabrics were light and airy chiffons with lace detail, in soft summer colours. Even the perpetual spring/summer florals were kept to a minimum, instead prints concentrated on delicate dandelion seeds and romantic ruffles gave the whole collection felt ethereal with a Victoriana twist.

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Emilia Wickstead

Delicate floral cottons and fluted sleeves made for a muted but pretty Emilia Wickstead SS17 collection. Large crystal daisy brooches were almost the only excessive adornment, whilst the rest of it felt elegant and smart. Necklines bordered on the prim or swooped low for a sophisticated glimpse. There is nothing overtly sexy about this collection, and yet somehow it still plays on femininity in a unique way.

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Anya Hindmarch

Perhaps one of the most impressive shows of the whole of London Fashion Week, Anya Hindmarch used the space to create an evocative and impressive show for her collection. This collection was sleek and sophisticated, with sorbet shades and neoprene and ladylike glamour. Cross-seasonal coats and huge 3D florals with fabrics that seemed to stand on their own accord created a bold, brash look that is perfect for the transition between winter and spring.

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Erdem

No one can out-floral Erdem for spring/summer. This collection was inspired by the French wife of Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria, and her court dresser, the Countess of Roxburghe, Jean Ker. It is a head-swimming blend of the 1650s excess and 1930s glamour – frills and sweeping skirts and rich fabrics that glimmer in the light. There is a taste of the Victoriana in the silhouette, with some of the careless romanticism that Erdem does so well.

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Emilio de la Morena

I love how bold Emilio de la Morena’s collections are. The SS17 showing is no different – satins in rich hues of fuchsia and acid-bright lemon, electric blue ruffles and polkadots. Sleeves are ruched with a frivolous 80s feel, and it still maintains that elegance that has been seen across the whole of LFW – modest hems and flirtatious waistlines that nonetheless remain feminine and graceful.

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And a bonus one… Burberry

For the first time ever, Burberry have launched their runway-to-retail collection, as well as running their menswear and womenswear in unison. The collection (and show, in an old Foyles bookshop) was inspired by the sexually ambiguous story of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography – a copy of which was left on viewer’s seats. Think drummer-boy jackets with gold frogging, shearling and striped pyjamas, Paisley prints and lace dresses with devoré velvets. Nancy Lancaster’s garden plans featured across one print, whilst another focussed on ruffle collars and clashing prints. Beautiful, overwhelming, and available to buy right now.

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