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6 Things I Learned from London Fashion Week AW16

London Fashion Week AW16 was packed with shows, presentations and events showcasing the best of British Fashion.

Here’s what I learned from this spectacular season:

  1. London shows start on time!!!
Burberry AW16, FOH (Dan Sims, British Fashion Council)
Burberry AW16, FOH (Dan Sims, British Fashion Council)

Unlike their cousins from across the pond, where shows have a theoretical start time, London shows start on time or as close to on time as possible.

I made a mistake in thinking that the Burberry AW16 live stream would probably start late…I was wrong and missed most of the show. Thank goodness for rebroadcasts!

2. Presentations are cool too! 

At a fashion show, most of the time, the models move quickly down the runway, barely allowing you to take a pic or a vid clip with your iPhone.

At a presentation, the viewer has the chance to see the designer’s works up close and see the artistry involved without having to worry that their three second time limit is over.

3. London AW16 designers are fun!

Ashish AW16, Backstage (Eeva Rinne, British Fashion Council)
Ashish AW16, Backstage (Eeva Rinne, British Fashion Council)

 

There are times that fashion can take itself too seriously and over-meta think everything. This creates a simmering pot of snarkiness that seems to infect critics, commentators and viewers alike.

Fashion is meant to be enjoyed, so amen for designers like Ashish for making me want to get a groovy grape-colored Afro wig and gorgeous sequined pjs to match!

4. Some Looks are really for Spring/Summer

TOPSHOP UNIQUE / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16
TOPSHOP UNIQUE / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16

I live in South Florida, so sheer, transparent, floaty pieces are no problem for me to wear cause it’s usually 88+ degrees in December.

However, I suspect that for those women who live in colder climates, they won’t be wearing these looks for the Fall/Winter season…unless, they come to South Florida.

5. Less is more! 

London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / 1205 AW16
London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / 1205 AW16

A simple, well-crafted garment is a thing of beauty that is a welcome addition to anyone’s wardrobe!

6. I need a Paul Smith Suit!

Paul Smith / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16
Paul Smith / London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / AW16

I am convinced that once I have a suit, like the one above from the Paul Smith AW16 Collection, I will be able to rule the world!

Who would challenge me when I would be so freshly attired?

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LFW AW16: Ashish


The Ashish AW16 Collection slapped the somber, dreariness that has infected the runways of both sides of the pond this season and brought in fun, fabulous vibrant colorful concoctions that screamed life is to be lived!

I can absolutely see myself wearing the blue pajama ensemble including the heels and the wig, although I may have to trim the wig in order to fit in the car I’m driving.

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LFW AW16: Anya Hindmarch

The Anya Hindmarch AW16 Collection shows that there is nothing wrong in adding humorous elements to your wardrobe like a coat with the ghosts from Pac-Man on it or wearing a hat that has cute teddy bear ears on top.

The Tetris-tile accented handbags are on my #wishlist for sure!

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LFW AW16: Vivienne Westwood

The insouciant sexiness of the Vivienne Westwood AW16 Collection makes me want everything!

Loose louche layers of separates, some with gorgeous tailored trousers peaking out will not only keep you warm, they will also ensure you maintain a stylish front when facing cooler weather.

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LFW AW16: House of Holland

Taking inspiration from the recent Tate Modern exhibition of the works of great abstract artist Sonia Delaunay and combining that with elements from 20’s flappers and 70’s sleek sirens, Henry Holland’s House of Holland AW16 Collection was needed break from the monotony of minimalism.

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London Fashion Week Moves To Soho

World Poetry Slam Champion, Harry Baker, is included in this video celebration of London Fashion Week‘s move to Soho.

Mark your fashion calendars: London Fashion Week September 18th – 22nd 

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London in September: Design x Fashion Nexus

This year all the design and fashion planets have aligned in London because The London Design Festival and London Fashion Week SS16 will overlap for several glorious days in September!

London Fashion Week kicks off first from September 18th – September 22nd with The London Design Festival starting one day later from September 19th – September 27th.

Here’s a quick look at these amazing events:

With all the scheduled shows, programs, panels and side events, those attending better take their vitamins and  up their intake of kale smoothies cause this kind of scheduling is not for the weak!

*Oh how I wish I could be there…