The London Fashion Week website is heading for a digital redesign. IBM has been tasked with “matching the in-person catwalk creativity displayed at London Fashion Week and tailoring the supporting digital experience”.
Burberry staged its first show in over two years on Friday, and the result was Riccardo Tisci’s best collection for the house, where he properly embraced the brand’s codes, even as he injected in his own DNA.
Far from the established runways, London Fashion Week threw up a bunch off cool surprises, from Ozwald Boateng showing off-calendar; a Clements Ribeiro come back; and debuts by an Irish tailor and a German romanticist.
Pantone has released its trend colours for London Fashion Week, with an AW22 “imaginative and intriguing mix of timeless tones and artful brights [to] embrace contrasting desires for serenity and energy”.
A season of empowerment on Monday, with shows by distinctive non-British designers: active professional élan at Roksanda; modernist cabaret femme fatales at Erdem and suffragette revival chic from France’s Paul & Joe.
A poignant day in London on Sunday, where 16Arlington staged the last collection by the late Federica Cavenati, and Simone Rocha unveiled her collection inside the Great Hall at The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn.
Emerging and sustainable designers will get a chance to shine at London Fashion Week from Friday with major brands such as Burberry, Victoria Beckham and Vivienne Westwood either absent or sticking to digital formats.