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The fact that NYFW is over can mean a number of things. The one that matters the most right now, though, is that London Fashion Week has begun! The past has proven that the Brits know their fashion and that they have a unique way of creating trends and becoming trendsetters. Since the new season awaits, we're excited to see what LFW has to offer. In case you missed the few first days of LFW click the link:
The day started with Anya Hindmarch. Like another Marc Jacobs who is a master of transforming a runway to a movie theater, a mall, a carousel and basically anything that a human brain can or can't imagine, Anya Hindmarch is on the same page with Marc Jacobs. In the last years, she has transformed her shows from moonscapes to singing construction workers, and she didn't disappoint this time around as well.
Maybe she outdid herself with all the mechanics and moving pieces that revealed the runway. In fact, what seemed to be a circular runway and we were expecting models to walk in the round it wasnt' that. The lid came off and starting moving upwards, over the heads of the attendees of the show, to reveal an amphitheater underneath. Models came out to a look a like of a troop door and struted the runway with neoprene looks in a palette of summer pastel paired with thick headbands going around the forehead and hugging the neck as well. The designer announced also her new collection of shoes coming next spring. In the end, a group of models walked down in the center of the amphitheater and the lid closed down again, sealing the deal that the future is here and we are going to wear great looking accessories.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was up next. The designer took inspiration from Ghost in the Shell which happens to be also a book and a Japanese manga series. The series will be turned into a movie with starring star Scarlett Johansson. The vibe of the series is a cyber-punk aesthetic. It reflected on the runway as well.
What we liked the most about the collection is that we finally saw clothes that we can easily wear them in our daily life. Yes you might think "but we don't want to be called teenagers that went back on time." Trust us you won't be definitely be called that because it still managed to stay modern and up-to-the-age of Preen customers (if there is an age). Ruffles, assymetry, dropped waist dresses, pencil skirts, ripped at the knee pants it contained everything into a black and white palette with a pop of colour like pink, lime and blue making their appeerance. Our eyes were on the silver skirt. What can we say? We love the metallic vibes.

Next designer calls for home territory. Yes yes, Mary Katrantzou it's up next! The Greek designer used the Greek history, her design archives and mixed them with  kaleidoscopic sweep of the past with innovative fabrics, highly decorative details and Sixties pop-art influences. There you have it! One of the most anticipated collections of LFW. 
Although we do have to admit that just looking at the collection made us dizzy (but in a good, we blame it on the nice colour-blocked kaleidoscopic sweep) we are very touched about the Greek elements because it reminds us of the rich culture Greece has behind. Bringing it out in the collection we saw, symbolizes that the Greek culture keeps living and evolving through those creative people. Plus her cocktail dresses were to die for!

From the design of ancient Greece from Mary Katrantzou, we are transported to the other part of the world. Peter Pilotto greeted the crowd that attended his fashion show with birds singing and a view of the canal in the Latin continent. The duo of the designers of Peter Pilotto -Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos- have been travelling all around Panama, Cuba, Ecuador and Peru for inspiration for the latest collection. We think they nailed it.
Magical dresses that don't seem to belong in the world, walked down the runway together with palazzo pants. Knitwear were combined with airy summer fabrics and denim was also present.
All we could think of was that we need extra vacations days next summer to be able to wear every single piece of the collection.

Mulberry creative creator, Johnny Coca, stated that one of the reasons he took over the position was because he loves everything British, from the rockers and punks to the English romance. He staged the runway into an old printing house that provided the perfect scenery for the collection shown.
His love for all British made him explore what the country stands for. A country of uniforms, of military and public schools and general strikes. He portrayed everything in the collection perfectly and managed to lighten it up a little since last season, which main feature was layering. He wanted women to have skirts, dresses and jackets because that's what he believes woman want for their summer wardrobe. Key feature? The bags. We want them all. Now. Thank you.

Animal prints, extra volume and shapes, slick textures. Three stuff that can describe the ready to buy now Topshop Unique Collection. The ready to buy now which a lot of brands used to do it during both NYFW and LFW, means that some pieces or all of the collection was available to buy on the sites or in stores of the respective brand.
The design team on their notes that the they looked for inspiration Linder Sterling and the London fashion markets which were beacon of fashion in the 80's. PVC skin-tight dresses came to contrast the romantic side of that era with floral prints on sweater dresses and tops. Some of the fabrics might seemed off under the strong runway lights but we liked easy to access  the brand vibe is.

When the designer herself describes her collection as "sunrise to duck- a 24-hour Temperley tribe", then you expect that and you are justified when she delivered exactly that. A round runway with sand where the models walked down the runway just to bring the attention on the spring vibe.
The colours of the clothes where all around the sunset theme. hey came embroidered and printed in daybreak and twilight shades of pink, orange and red. Skirts got the same treatment as did off-the-shoulder crop or halter tops. Thicks ruffles where are also present. All in all, the collection remind it us the far far east with cowboys chasing us, not a necessarily a bad thing ;)

Last presentation of Day 3 from LFW is the Charlotte Olympia shoe line presentation. Or a Vegas show. Or was it Copacabana? More likely Copacabana since fruits went down the runway.Meanwhile dancers got to do a chorus line kinda performance all of the wearing a different pair from the new collection. 
The presentation might be a little kitch but we liked the fresh way it was presented. Let's enjoy it ourselves then.

We want you to be as much as possible an insider that's why you deserve to know how sat along with you on the front rows of the shows. Let's start then:

Topshop Unique Show

Temperley show

Between the runways and the after-parties the Vogue family and friends found the time to celebrate the new book called Vogue: Voice of A Century. All we loved and admire were there and first of all , the editor in chief of Vogue USA Anna Wintour, Victoria Beckham, model legend Twiggy, Jourdan Dunn, Poppy Delevingne with friend Jessica Hart. Let's all go through the pages of the book:

The i-d party was mainly again attended by people that where involved with the magazine!Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Winnie Harlow.

Street style inspiration because London and its fashion people know how to be stylish in every occasion.

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Written by Doxy Pantazi, Chromantics Fashion Editor

Sources: Vogue.co.uk, wwd.com 

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