LFW A/W11 Highlights

Matthew Williamson
Inspired by Russian avant-garde painter Francisco Infante-Arana, Williamson's latest collection is the perfect balance between his signature soft boho-chic and edgy details like leather sleeves or studs. You all know that this is right up my street!

Christopher Kane
"It's fantastic" said the designer about the curious liquid-look plastic used on the dresses for his Autumn/Winter collection. The result was fascinating and unusual, but it was not the only fun Kane had with textures this season. From printed leather and crochet to sequins, Kane surprised us for an unexpected and yet acclaimed collection.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Plaid, pinstripe, velvet, chunky knits and school uniforms are mixed together  for a cool and quirky collection, West London style. But don't be fooled by the styling, hair and makeup at Vivienne Westwood, a lot of the pieces were actually quite wearable. 

Burberry Prorsum
Burberry established itself as a reference in terms of outerwear a long time ago, but it was made even more obvious this season. Coats in all shapes, materials and colours were the main highlight of the show, if not of the London Fashion Week itself.  They were followed by various black and white looks, perfect for the white winter that Burberry offered us. 

This time, Emma Hill is showing us how to be the perfect English rose in the countryside this winter, with a collection largely focused on outerwear and obviously, handbags. The alexa is now quilted and features fox-head hardware whereas the Bayswater is covered with fox-head rivets. Another thing to notice was the revival of the Neely, now called the Polly Push Lock and the introduction of a new model, the Carter. There is no doubt, this Elle Style Award for best accessories was well-deserved.

Called English Icons, Joanna Sykes' first womenswear collection for Aquascutum played on what the brand does best : outerwear. Classics like the trenchcoat, the field jacket or the peacoat were reworked to play on proportions and layers for a deconstructed look. The "luxe and healthy looking blow-dry with a 70s outdoorsy, casual feel" created by Pantene hairdresser Sam McKnight for the show was also a winner for me.

Pictures courtesy of Vogue.fr

- Elodie x
  1. burberry has always defined coats in so many levels.

  2. Love Kane's squishy plastic stuff, it makes me reminiscent of my child hood, i am so sure I had this on my coat, and don't forget jelly shoes!

    The blowdry at aquascutum was perfection!

    Great post!

  3. I'm definitely a very blessed girl. I'm loving the christopher kane collection the best!

  4. the first two images are my favourite, I love the blend of textures and the beautiful blue.

  5. very interesting blog! i have yet to fully review london. for some reason, i don't seem to have as much excitement for LFW than the others, hopefully that will change. based on your review i will probably have to go with a majority of burberry and aquascutum. i wish christopher bailey would wow me again like he did couple seasons ago.