London Fashion Week was all action, with the antifur protestors out in greater numbers than last season, Queen Elizabeth II making a surprise appearance at emerging designer Richard Quinn’s show, and members of the industry remembering punk icon Judy Blame, whose death was revealed on Tuesday.
And then there was the fashion. Buyers from both sides of the Atlantic touted the collections for their homespun techniques, use of rich fabrics and heritage themes. They said the standouts were Erdem, Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha, Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda, Burberry and Rejina Pyo. Roopal Patel, senior vice president and fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue said the changing of the guard at London Fashion Week led to a creative spirit and high energy — a welcome start to the European fashion marathon. “Christopher Bailey’s final collection for Burberry had a great sense of hope and optimism,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion