Running from 18 - 22 September, London Fashion Week followed the polish and elegance of New York’s offerings with a more edgy, experimental style. Some of Regent Street’s most iconic brands made stand-out statements with their Spring Summer 2016 collections - perfect for the fashion-forward coveting directional and distinctive designs.
Hunter Original commenced proceedings with a festival-inspired collection and mud-caked runway. The British heritage brand showed ribbon-laced jackets in ombre pastels, painterly-print dresses punctuated with oversized eyelets and sturdy-soled desert boots - perfect for pounding the pavements.
MM6 Maison Margiela
Pleats, draping and deconstruction were key factors at cult label MM6 Maison Margiela. Avant-garde, androgynous and slouchy silhouettes - many of which could be worn two ways - were peppered with unexpected detailing; from ring-pull zipper placements to cutout shoulders. Look out for the brand’s utility jackets, ribbed knits, midi skirts and cropped trousers next season.
Burberry Prorsum is known for its spectacular shows and the SS16 collection did not disappoint. Dubbed ‘FUNCTIONREGALIA’, it combined ultra-wearable, protective raincoats with ornately detailed dresses and embroidered backpacks. Latticework, lace and chains were a recurring theme, while classic military coats finished looks with a touch of sharp masculine tailoring.
Topshop Unique referenced the ‘80s with polka dots, power dressing and belted waists. Shaggy jackets and stoles added a flamboyant touch to retro knits, silken slips and leather pants. You’ll want to invest in the label’s blazers, ditzy floral dresses and ruffled skirts come spring.