In full fashion, the 65th edition of London Fashion Week AW 17 officially came and went this February 2017. The British Fashion Council (BFC) and Mercedes-Benz kicked off London Fashion Week with a local, but global, International Fashion Showcase featuring over 14 different rooms with emerging designers from over 26 different countries all over the world.
LFW’s new location this year, the Store Studios at 180 Strand, boasted its 120 designers from all over the globe featuring their designs in the Designer Showrooms. The schedule of the week presented an impressive line-up of 51 catwalk shows and 32 presentations. To illustrate the global spread even more, 50% of the designers behind this year’s LFW were born outside of the United Kingdom.
The catwalk line-up included global brands such as Anya Hindmarch, Versace’s VERSUS, Burberry, Pringle of Scotland, and Topshop Unique. Christopher Kane, J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Charlotte Olympia, Preen by Thorn Bregazzi, Emilia Wickstead and Gareth Pugh accompanied the previously mentioned global brands in the line-up.
On Sunday night, Kristian Aadnevik’s jungle-inspired show celebrated women as fierce as they were dressed in lace gowns in the most luxe manner. Following Aadnevik’s show, designer Sophia Webster presented her new collection titled “I scream for Ice Queens” on Monday afternoon. Models dressed in Webster’s designs were scattered among a beautifully designed frosty, ice kingdom. Webster’s presentation took the word “cool” in terms of fashion to another dimension.
Alongside the BFC’s LFW AW17 schedule, Fashion Scout London presented a full schedule of catwalks including Sabinna, Ceci, Cimone, Alexis Carballosa, and presentations by Alex S. Yu and Billie Jacobina at Freemason’s Hall.
A reoccurring trend at this year’s LFW was models in trench coats perhaps to signal the investigation of the rapidly changing political and economic climates we live in. Overall, the AW17 schedule seemed entrenched in celebrating international unity through fashion, and we really cannot wait to see what’s in store for the next London Fashion week.