THE ARTIST’S WAY: “Even a child, she was always creative — she actually started off as a singer, then she studied fine art — and then she discovered textiles,” said proud papa John Rocha of his designer daughter Simone, who impressed London once again with a romantic and delicate collection. “I told her from the start that in fashion it’s important to have your own voice — and you have to have something to say.” At Erdem, guests included Clémence Poésy, Daisy Lowe, Alexa Chung, and Pixie Geldof. Poésy is in London to begin filming “The Ones Below,” directed by David Farr and produced by Tigerlily Films. Come November, she’ll be in Paris filming “Le Grand Jeu.”

The British actress Keeley Hawes was among those who gathered at the Issa show, held at the light-filled Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday afternoon. While the endless round of shows might be seen as a slog by the industry, for Hawes, who’s made a name appearing in U.K. television dramas such as “Ashes to Ashes” and “Tipping the Velvet,” the experience was “a bit of light relief” from her current day job — rehearsing for the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.” The series is an adaption of Shakespeare’s history plays, and Hawes will appear as Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI Part Two and Richard III, opposite Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch. “It’s very exciting — and I’ve never done Shakespeare,” Hawes noted. “It’s a really wonderful thing, I’m wondering why I hadn’t ever done it before.”

At Matthew Williamson, guests included Marie Helvin, whose images — shot by David Bailey in the Seventies — inspired the show. Poppy Delevingne, Mary Charteris and Olivia Palermo were among the other guests. “It shows you the power of an image and the resonance they can have years later,” said Helvin. Williamson was particularly taken with Bailey’s images of Helvin — a Hawaii native — in a Bali-themed shoot. Helvin also downplayed her role in those pictures. “I was just the model — Bailey was the photographer and it was Grace Coddington who was the stylist.” Asked about her upcoming projects, Helvin didn’t mince words: “Life — getting through life and working out where to go from here.”

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