London Fashion Week: Highlights and best moments Spring 2019.
November 6, 2018
London Fashion Week Spring 2019 is already over, and what a week full of highlights and surprises this was! Besides being the first-ever fur-free fashion week in the world, there was also the first collection by Riccardo Tisci for Burberry. Additionally, we saw at LFW the first complete collection of Alexa Chung and the commemorative collection of Victoria Beckham. So, here are the highlights of the most amazing spring 2019 fashion shows of this week in London.
Certainly, one of the main highlights at LFW was Riccardo Tisci’s debut for Burberry, and it was worth the suspense. He divided his big collection into three themes: Refined, Relaxed and Evening, and designed to please all generations. Tisci explained it was “like a patchwork or a mix of the British lifestyle”. The much-awaited show began, naturally, with the iconic trench coat, which came with a wide elastic belt. Burberry’s new logo was on silk skirts, shirts and pussy bow dresses. Silk scarves were used as belts or tied in unexpected places. The first part of the collection was mostly in hues of beige. “Relaxed” was for the younger ones, a mix of street style and punk. And in the last part, “Evening”, we saw all-black outfits embellished with golden fringes or a tiny hint of silver; simple but chic.
The cool Alexa Chung also debuted in London after ten years of living in New York. Therefore, her collection was “Arrivals and Departures”, which was as diverse as her Instagram followers. She presented beautiful raincoats, tailored trousers and vests. There was a vast array of dresses for all tastes, for example, a black buttoned dress with white rabbits. A sleek yellow satin dress combined with cute jelly sandals decorated with crystals was one of the highlights of her LFW collection. Additionally, she presented a midi dress in earthy colours with black lace, paired with lace-up boots in a “Little House on the Prairie” kind of look.
Victoria Beckham’s celebratory collection marked the 10th anniversary of her namesake brand. The designer said that her super sleek collection was about “empowering women through fashion. All women are different. And there’s something for everybody”. And to prove her point, she chose the stunning British supermodel of the ’90s, Stella Tennant, to open her show. Certainly, seeing the iconic model on the runway was the highlight of LFW and the confirmation that VB is a brand for all ages. Beckham presented lace-trimmed slip dresses layered over slim trousers. The pants ended in a V-shape split showing the silver or white boots, in the best mix of posh and grunge. The colours of the tailored suits and chic dresses were also as diverse as the range of her customers. They ranged from orange, burgundy, and red to light blue, white and black.
The British designer is the darling of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and other young royals and party-goers. She surprised us with several pantsuits with big shoulders typical of the ’80s silhouette. But she also presented the stunning and dreamy evening looks for which she is best known. For instance, dresses in ruffles and pleats, beautiful colours combinations and florals she likes so much.
The creations of the London-based Serbian designer have already been displayed at the V&A and at the Design Museum. She also wants to empower women through fashion, but without losing the romantic femininity. The highlights of her Spring 2019 at LFW were deconstructed trench coats and oversized blazers. Roksanda also presented wide trousers and robe-dresses in hues of saffron, terra-cotta and tan, and some beautiful gowns with velvet ribbon straps. We loved her flat evening shoes!
All Photos via WSGN. Title image: from left to right: Burberry, Emilia Wickstead, Victoria Beckham and Roksanda.