As we bid farewell to another fantastic London Fashion Week, our model booker Jordan gives her personal highlights on the most impressive designer showcase in the capital. Over to you Jordan!
JORDAN’S LFW HIGHLIGHTS
Where to start! I have so many highlights from London Fashion Week it’s going to be hard to pick just a few favourites, but i’ll give it a go…
Mother of Pearl
London Fashion Week is hardly a place to talk about sustainability, unless of course you’re the brilliant Amy Powney aka the creative director of Mother of Pearl.
Powney filled an amazing church in Fitzrovia with recycled pearly plastic balls to draw attention to the big problem the fashion industry has with micro-plastics due to synthetic fibres.
She said of her presentation: “The aim was to try to make it more experiential rather than just lecturing about how we’re destroying the planet.”
London Fashion Week isn’t just about clothes, Guido Palau’s Intricate Gelled Hair Stole the Show at Burberry.
Palau nodded to the wet-hair look that is so often associated with the U.K.—it rains a lot in London, where the presentation was held!
LFW is known for its outspoken designers, this year there were nods and protests to many issues including #Metoo, Brexit and Grenfell.
During Vivienne Westwood’s Homo Loquax show, the designer focussed her attention towards global warming. Westwood sent models down the catwalk wearing aprons and tabards with anti-consumerist and climate change slogans.
The gorgeous, glamorous and fantasy-like designs of Richard Quinn came down the catwalk to live pianos and violins and CONFETTI CANNONS! I repeat…CONFETTI CANONS!
Plus look at all those stunning flowers.
Peter Pilotto’s collection was by far my favourite. I always love when the settings are so glamorous.
Vogue commented on the show: “Inside opulent book-lined rooms, guests sipped champagne and munched canapés as models strode through the space, their dresses swishing on bold patterned carpet.”
Magpies & Peacocks
I was lucky enough to be invited down to see Magpies & Peacocks rocking the LFW AW19 runway with two zero waste up-cycled luxury collections ‘René Garza For Magpies & Peacocks’ and ‘Jerri Moore +Clarence Lee For Magpies & Peacocks’.
Both of their collections were created entirely out of waste textiles collected and curated by M&Ps, including end-of-life linens, bolts ends, scrap fabrics, dead-stock and used clothing.
As the nation’s only non-profit design house, Magpies & Peacocks has spent eight years promoting sustainability in design and diverting post-consumer textiles from landfill.
I was incredibly impressed with both collections and feel like I learnt so much about sustainability in fashion. It’s made me think differently about how I will go about buying clothes in the future.